Absolutely fascinating data in the infographic below from app marketing firm Trademob on what it takes to get a top ten app in the iOS App Store. While $96,000 is a tremendous amount of money for a startup, these numbers will make well financed app startups think about the potential of utilizing these tactics and of course using Trademob(the purpose of the Infographic) to make it happen.

Other factors though could make this less optimal including the fact that if your app sucks, you likely don’t have a chance and if you aren’t utilizing sharing and other marketing tactics, then it may not stick.

These are great numbers for an executive summary. Check out the Infographic below for more details. Remember though that Apple is not happy with these types of tactics as was evident in their dumping of AppGratis.

H/T to Venture Beat