The perception that features drive price is something I’ve been fighting for years. The number of things you’d like to build loosely correlates to project cost at best. The truth is that effort drives price, and each feature in the bullet list can be built a number of different ways with different amounts of effort. So short lists can be expensive, and long lists can be cheap.
The price of an app (just about any app) is exactly the same as the price of a car. What kind of car you ask? Well, that’s the point. Cars mostly have the same list of features, but their prices vary from $10K to $500K. So you really need to ask yourself, what kind of app do I need?
I also wrote an article about hamburgers.