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SimCity BuildIt - Commercial Build Times

All of the commercial buildings can be upgraded to decrease the build times. The upgrades come in three steps: a 10%, 15% and 20% decrease. I've documented all of the upgrade costs and build times in the tables below.

These upgrades will benefit the players that keep their commercial buildings busy 24/7. In my opinion, the Farmer's Market, Building Supplies, and the Hardware Store are the three that benefit you the most.

10%15%20%Total
Upgrade Costs1 Star2 Star3 StarCost
Building Supplies12,00024,00032,00068,000
Hardware Store15,00027,00035,00077,000
Farmer's Market19,00031,00039,00089,000
Furniture Store21,00033,00041,00095,000
Gardening Supplies25,00037,00045,000107,000
Donut Shop29,00041,00049,000119,000
Fast Food Restaurant36,00048,00056,000140,000
Home Appliances40,00052,00060,000152,000
Fashion Store30,00042,00050,000122,000

Building Supplies StoreDefault10%15%20%
Nails5 min4 min 30s4 min 15 s4 min
Planks30 min27 min25 min 30 s24 min
Bricks20 min18 min17 min16 min
Cement50 min45 min42 min 30 s40 min
Glue60 min54 min51 min48 min
Hardware StoreDefault10%15%20%
Hammer14 min12 min 36 s11 min 54 s11 min 12 s
Measuring Tape20 min18 min17 min16 min
Shovel30 min27 min25 min 30 s24 min
Cooking Utensils45 min40 min 30 s38 min 15 s36 min
Drill2 hrs1 hr 48 min1 hr 42 min1 hr 36 min
Farmers MarketDefault10%15%20%
Vegetables20 min18 min17 min16 min
Flour Bag30 min27 min25 min 30 s24 min
Fruit & Berries1 hr 30 min1 hr 21 min1 hr 16 min1 hr 12 min
Cream1 hr 15 min1 hr 7 min1 hr 3 min1 hr
Cheese1 hr 45 min1 hr 34 min1 hr 29 min1 hr 24 min
Beef2 hrs 30 min2 hr 15 min2 hr 7 min2 hrs
Furniture StoreDefault10%15%20%
Chairs20 min18 min17 min16 min
Tables30 min27 min25 min 30 s24 min
Home Textiles1 hr 15 min1 hr 7 min1 hr 3 min1 hr
Couch2 hr 30 min2 hr 15 min2 hr 7 min2 hrs
Gardening SuppliesDefault10%15%20%
Grass30 min27 min25 min 30 s24 min
Tree Saplings1 hr 30 min1 hr 21 min1 hr 16 min1 hr 12 min
Garden Furniture2 hr 15 min2 hr 1 min1 hr 54 min1 hr 48 min
Fire Pit4 hr3 hr 36 min3 hr 24 min3 hr 12 min
Garden Gnomes1 hr 30 min1 hr 21 min1 hr 16 min1 hr 12 min
Donut ShopDefault10%15%20%
Donuts45 min40 min 30s38 min 15 s36 min
Green Smoothie30 min27 min25 min 30 s24 min
Bread Roll1 hr54 min51 min48 min
Cherry Cheesecake1 hr 30 min1 hr 21 min1 hr 16 min1 hr 12 min
Frozen Yogurt.4 hr3 hr 36 min3 hr 24 min3 hr 12 min
Fashion StoreDefault10%15%20%
Cap1 hr54 min51 min48 min
Shoes1 hr 15 min1 hr 7 min1 hr 3 min1 hr
Watch1 hr 30 min1 hr 21 min1 hr 16 min1 hr 12 min
Business Suits3 hr 30 min3 hr 9 min2 hr 58 min2 hr 48 min
Fast Food RestaurantDefault10%15%20%
Ice Cream Sandwich14 min12 min 36 s11 min 54 s11 min 12 s
Pizza24 min21 min 36 s20 min 24 s19 min 12 s
Burgers35 min31 min 30 s29 min 45 s28 min
Cheese Fries20 min18 min17 min16 min
Lemonade Bottle1 hr54 min51 min48 min
Home AppliancesDefault10%15%20%
BBQ Grill2 hr 45 min2 hr 28 min2 hr 20 min2 hr 12 min
Refridgerator3 hr 30 min3 hr 9 min2 hr 58 min2 hr 48 min
Lighting System1 hr 45 min1 hr 34 min1 hr 29 min1 hr 24 min
TV2 hr 30 min2 hr 15 min2 hr 7 min2 hr