Depending on the app’s complexity and how much of its functionality requires the use of Node.js, the price for Node.js development services may start from $80K-$285K. The price is influenced by a number of factors, such as the chosen engagement model, developers’ expertise, number of app features, security level, type of technical support, third-party services, and more.
Thus, an in-house team usually costs more in the long term. Hiring a freelance developer or outsourcing Node.js development is usually cheaper but largely depends on the employee’s rate. For reference, a US developer will charge around $100-120 per hour of work, while an expert of the same level in Eastern Europe will ask about $35-75 per hour.