Best Ways to Make Money in Cities: Skylines

The best way to make more money in Cities: Skylines is to save money, which will then increase the revenue you earn from your city. It can be very hard to know what areas are best for penny-pinching in your town, so read this article to find out the most effective methods!

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How to Maximize Money in Cities: Skylines

Here's how you can make money super efficiently in your city!

Raise Taxes

Once you get the game started, put your taxes between 12-15% immediately. Putting the taxes at 15% can gain you a lot of money, but citizens may be more upset and new citizens may be hard to gain, so make sure to find a balance. If you need to get a certain zone filled with new citizens but cannot due to the overall tax rate, make sure to draw the area as its own district and lower taxes there temporarily.

You should also consider residential taxes and their value. Residential taxes can be raised by leveling up the property value of homes in your city, with them being maxed out at level five.

Avoid Bridges and Tunnels

When you are building roads and planning the infrastructure of your city, consider avoiding the construction of both bridges and tunnels. They can be very costly and take a huge chunk out of your budget. While you will eventually have to use bridges and/or tunnels at some point, you can avoid it as much as possible by building roads at even, ground level heights.

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Transportation, Services, and Service Buildings

When you are placing transportation systems and service buildings, the key to maximizing your money is to keep them inexpensive. For example, you may choose the bus system compared to the money-draining train system. Another aspect of city-building is to hold off on city services until you need them. Do not put it hospitals before you even have citizens, for example. This will just drain your money.

Budget Sliders

Budget sliders can determine the amount that it put into certain services and utilities. If you change increase the budget slider, you can get away with stretching the service you get to your city without placing more equipment. Equipment can be expensive, so this is a real money saver.

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