How to increase Standard of Living in Victoria 3 – Wages, welfare, and productivity

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If you want to raise the standard of living in Victoria 3, you must ensure that your population's needs are met. You can meet the needs of your population by providing jobs, increasing wages, importing high-quality goods, and producing/importing enough to keep your buildings supplied. Increasing the productivity of your various buildings can also lead to the stand of living in Victoria 3 rising. You can also raise your standard of living by enacting laws and researching certain technologies from the Social technology tree. Here's how to increase the standard of living in your nation using various methods in Victoria 3.

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How to increase productivity in Victoria 3

In the long run, one of the main and surefire methods for increasing your standard of living is ensuring all your production buildings are working at positive productivity. You can ensure all production buildings are working as they should by increasing the total productivity and profitability. You can increase productivity by expanding the building chain and unlocking various upgrades that increase productivity. Doing so will make buildings more profitable, leading to higher wages. Higher Overall, higher wages will help raise your nation's total standard of living.

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How to increase wages in Victoria 3

To increase wages, you must increase the amount paid to military and government workers and increase the profitability and productivity of buildings. You can increase wages for your Government jobs by accessing the options under the Budget tab. But to increase profitability and productivity, you must follow the above steps. 

How to increase welfare in Victoria 3

Increasing welfare spending in Victoria 3 is a good step to take when trying to increase your nation's standard of living. To increase welfare spending, you must enact laws such as the following:

  • Poor Laws
  • Wage Subsidies 
  • Old Age Pension

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