My Town – Profit Values
January 10, 2010ok, this article proved to be a little more challenging them others I’ve done of this type. To start with. These are the full stats of each of the buildings
Homes
Name  Purchase Price  Purchase Xp  $ Profit  Xp Profit  Time (hours) 
Suburban  10  3  15  1  4 
Adobe  20  6  33  1  6 
City  40  6  55  1  12 
Spanish  45  6  80  1  24 
Victorian  50  6  55  1  8 
Bungalow  60  6  62  1  12 
Medium Victorian  65  6  65  1  10 
Small Condos  75  6  100  1  24 
Medium Adobe  100  6  90  1  6 
Medium City  150  6  111  1  12 
Medium Suburb  250  6  90  1  8 
Large Suburban  500  9  150  2  7 
Apartments  675  9  300  3  48 
Eco Friendly  1000  15  100  1  2 
Luxury Condos  12500  17  700  6  10 
Businesses
Name  Purchase Price  Purchase Xp  $ Profit  Xp Profit  Time (hours) 
Small Office  45  6  65  1  24 
Small Shops  25  6  40  1  10 
Small Business  30  6  23  1  8 
Small Restaurant  70  6  119  1  48 
Small Corp.  100  6  50  1  10 
Small Factory  150  6  105  1  24 
Medium Business  200  1  90  1  6 
Medium Shops  400  7  140  2  24 
Medium Factory  1000  10  150  3  12 
Large Shops  1250  10  180  3  10 
Office Tower  10000  15  500  5  16 
Corporate Tower  15000  16  800  6  24 
So, you’re probably wondering which one makes you the most money. Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t simple.
If we assume that the only constraint is space then the formula is
Profit per Square day = $ Profit x (24/Time) 
This is essentially then the same as it is for other farm sim type games. However, you can purchase land pretty easily and each purchased plot is fairly large. This means that space isn’t really limited and that for the most part you are only limited by your money. This means you would buy some buildings and then use the profit you get from those buildings to expand further.
This can be calculated recursivley using the formula
Total Profit = # Buildings x (Profit/Purchase Cost) 
Of course the Total Profit value you get represents how much money you make at “collection time”. If we assume that all of this money is reinvested by purchasing more of the same building. We get the following set of equations.
IC = Initial Cash
R = Profit Rate Cost = Building Cost Profit = Money generated at collection Price = Building price 
Profit = (IC/Cost) x Profit 
Now, if we take the Profit Rate to be
R = Profit/Cost 
therefore the first three cycles can be expressed as
Cycle 1 (P1)
Profit = IC x R 
Cycle 2 (P2)
Profit = IC x R + P1 x R 
Cycle 3 (P3)
Profit = IC x R + P1 x R + P2 x R 
If we make the proper substitutions and expand Cycles 2 and 3 we get the
following
Cycle 2
Profit = IC x R + IC x R^2 
Cycle 3
Profit = IC x R + IC x R^2 + (IC x R + IC x R^2) x R
Profit = IC x R + IC x R^2 + (IC x R^2 + IC x R^3) Profit = IC x R + 2 x IC x R^2 + IC x R^3 
Now, since each of these terms contians ICxR we can pull this term out to the side, this gives us
Cycle 2
Profit = IC x R x (1 + R) 
Cycle 3
Profit = IC x R x (1 +2R +R^2)
Profit = IC x R x (1+R)^2 
Using the above method I can expand out cycles 4 and 5, resulting in
Cycle 4
Profit = IC x R x (1+R)^3 
Cycle 5
Profit = IC x R x (1+R)^4 
therefore if we take T = Cycle number we get the following closed form equation
Cycle T
Profit = IC x R x (1+R)^(T1) 
This equation represents how much money would make after T cycles assuming that you reinvest all of the money you make at each cycle into purchasing more of the same building. Using this we can get the following table. The values below are calculated assuming an inviital investment of $15,000 since this is the minimum amount required to purchase the most expensive building
Homes
Name  Profit per day each  Rate  Expand (Cycle 1)  Expand (Cycle 3)  Expand (Cycle 7) 
Suburban  90  1.500  22,500  140,625  5,493,164 
Adobe  132  1.650  24,750  173,806  8,571,374 
City  110  1.375  20,625  116,337  3,707,481 
Spanish  80  1.778  26,666  205,761  12,250,497 
Victorian  165  1.100  16,500  72,765  1,415,141 
Bungalow  124  1.033  15,500  64,083  1,095,426 
Medium Victorian  156  1.000  15,000  60,000  960,000 
Small Condo  100  1.333  20,000  108,888  3,227,681 
Medium Adobe  360  0.900  13,500  48,735  635,119 
Medium City  222  0.740  11,100  33,606  308,048 
Medium Suburb  270  0.360  5,400  9,987  34,168 
Large Suburban  514  0.300  4,500  7,605  21,720 
Apartments  150  0.444  6,666  13,909  60,549 
Eco Friendly  1200  0.100  1,500  1,815  2,657 
Luxury Condos  1680  0.056  840  936  1,164 
Businesses
Name  Profit per day  Rate  Expand (Cycle 1)  Expand (Cycle 3)  Expand (Cycle 7) 
Small Office  65  1.444  21,666  129,465  4,622,459 
Small Shops  96  1.600  24,000  162,240  7,413,978 
Small Business  69  0.766  11,500  15,892  349,643 
Small Restaurant  59.5  1.700  25,500  185,895  9,879,222 
Small Corp  120  0.500  7,500  16,875  85,429 
Small Factory  105  0.700  10,500  30,345  253,444 
Medium Business  360  0.450  6,750  14,191  62,735 
Medium Shops  140  0.350  5,250  9,568  31,780 
Medium Factory  300  0.150  2,250  2,975  5,204 
Large Shops  432  0.144  2,160  2,826  4,841 
Office Tower  750  0.050  750  826  1,005 
Corporate Tower  800  0.053  800  887  1,092 
As you can see, something like the spanish home is great for expansion purposes but it’s low on the profit rate per day. Conversely the Corprate tower is awesome in terms of profit output but it’s terrible
in terms of expansion. So ideally, you would use a high expansion building to intiially build up your cash until you’ve maxed out your. Then afterwards you can go back and replace those buildings with ones that generate large amounts of income for the space they take up.
Of course you also need to consider how often you can collect from each building as this can end up limiting your options.

Part 1: My Town – By Broken Bulb Productions 
Part 2: My Town – Power Leveling 
Part 3: My Town – Profit Values 
Part 4: My Town – City Building Stats 
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