When you start playing SimCity BuildIt, one of the most difficult things to understand is how can you make more money in the game: simoleons or coins, it doesn’t really matter how you call the regular currency, it’s pretty tough to keep it coming. Therefore, I have decided to create this article and share with you a complete guide on how to make money in SimCity Build It, how to make more Simoleons (or coins).
You will see that making money in this game is not as difficult as you first think it is and pretty soon you will turn your city into a real money making machine. You just have to get past the first few moments when things are indeed difficult.
But enough for the intro, let’s get straight to business and let’s see how to make more Simoleons in SimCity Build It!
1. Build residences & Upgrade them
This is the main way to make a lot of coins in the game, both directly and indirectly. We’ll focus on the “directly” part – which means that every time you build a new residence or upgrade it, you receive a nice sum of Simoleons. Extremely useful early on when you can build a lot of structures for cheap!
2. Collect from the City Hall
As soon as you hit level 5 in the game, you can build the City Hall which allows you to collect tax from your Sim citizens. The amount of money that you collect is influenced by the happiness of your population, so it makes a lot of sense to do your best to keep your Sims happy by building parks and other similar things, as well as services that cover all the residential areas. This is the indirect way residences make money and in the long run, this will become your main money source!
3. Look out for deals
When you are logged in to the game, you will notice coin symbols appearing above some of your buildings (like parks, water buildings and so on). Tap the coin symbol and you will be offered a deal: give away some of your materials and instantly receive a sum of coins. My suggestion is to never be picky and always sell the items if you have them. And make sure you always have a lot of them, because if you refuse the deal, it will be gone forever.
4. Sell materials to other players
This doesn’t really work well for me, but it’s worth trying and there are some coins to be made either way: as soon as you hit 8,000 population, you can start selling your items there. Set the price and hope somebody with more Simoleons than you will take a deal. Also have in mind that the rarer the materials, the more money you can get for them, while the Storage upgrade materials are considered premium and can be sold for nice sums of money!
5. Plan your city’s design carefully
The better your city is set up, the happier your people will be, the more upgrades you will be able to get and the more money you will make. So always look at your city, check out the good areas and not so good ones and decide what are the best ways to upgrade everything. Always know that you can do better and look for ways to make it happen. This way, you will build a truly profitable city!
These would be for now our top ways of making more money in SimCity BuildIt. If you have other suggestions on how to make more SimCity Build It Simoleons, let us know in the comment section below! And don’t forget to check out our tips & tricks article if you need more help with the game!