I recently checked out Australia and the visa cost was estimated by their government website around 5230USD for me and my spouse. This is on top of the skill assessment required by ACS costing about 500AUD.
I'm a citizen of Sri Lanka.
The cost calculation was broken down as below
SI189 Skilled Independent VAC1 1 3,520.00 Additional Applicant Charge 18+ 1 1,760.00
This amount for some people in my position is bit hard to come by so I was wondering whether most developed countries will require me to be able to bear such costs or are there cheaper options?