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Welcome to the SimCityPlanningGuide and Blog
Inside you'll find: 
  • Photos of all the SimCity maps
  • Photos of all the resources
  • Design guides
  • Tips from the combined experiences of the SimNation Guild membership.
  • Information for the SimCity BuildIt mobile game.
Interested in other City Builder Games? You can check out my other websites:
CitiesXXLPlanningGuide.com
SkylinesPlanningGuide.com

Use the navigation buttons at the top of the page to find your way around or continue reading below for all of my blog posts.

I'd like to thank everyone in the grooviest Sim City guild around, The SimNation Guild on Facebook for coming up with many of the tips found here through many hours of gameplay, discussion, and sharing. Many of the tips were written by various members and I've been trying to document them all here for everyone's benefit.

Did you find a bad link, error or omission? Do you have a question?

You can email me at randy @ simcityplanningguide.com

I hope you find this website helpful and it makes the game more enjoyable for you!


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The SCPG has expanded to CitiesXXL and soon Cities:Skylines

I've just completed a full jump into another game: CitiesXXL and will soon be embarking into Cities: Skylines.

CitiesXXLPlanningGuide.com is complete and ready for users to browse every map and resource.

www.CitiesXXLPlanningGuide.com is open for business

Like everyone else, I've been excited to see the early videos of Cities:Skylines. I'm currently in the process of getting SkylinesPlanningGuide.com up and running as well. Stay tuned on more info on that endeavor, although you can already go ahead and bookmark it if you'd like. All I have so far is some useful links but as soon as I get my hands on the game later this week, I'll be getting photos of all the maps uploaded and ready for your browsing. I'll also be trying to document all of the best tips and tricks available. It should be an exciting couple of weeks as we all jump into the Skylines universe.




Meanwhile, I continue to be an active player on SimCity BuildIt. I recently hit level 46 with a population of 440,000. I've also recently expanded to 210 spaces in my storage yard. The BuildIt price list has been a popular item on SCPG and I promise to update it as I come across new items related to the recent TokyoTown expansion.

SimCity BuildIt Unit Cost ($/Minute of Build Time)









What item will net you the highest profit per minute in SimCity BuildIt?  What item should you purchase instead of waste time waiting for? To discover the answers to this question I calculated the minimum build times for every item in the game. My results can be found below.

A few notes on these calculations:
I assumed that when possible, raw goods would be manufactured at the same time. For example, if metal and plastic is needed, only the plastic time was carried forward. The "Critical Path" column lists the raw good with the longest build time. If you want to shorten the overall build time, the critical path item would be a good one to purchase.

Occasionally, raw goods are manufactured in the same building so you can only do one at a time. I took that into account when calculating the times as well. Thus if you need nails and planks, I assumed you'd build the metal and wood at the same time and then build nails and planks in succession at the Building Supply Store.

Note that these are for a single item. You can do much better on the $/min calculation by making batches of larger quanitites. If you do that, you'll get completely different numbers.

Let me know if you find any mistakes in my calculations or have a question.

Special thanks to karincanada62@gmail.com who started compiling some of these numbers, giving me a head start. 

List of abbreviations:
Max Value = maximum value if selling on the global marketplace
Time =  hours:minutes
Materials Required = raw goods needed to assemble items
Critical Path = raw good with longest assembly time.
Raw M = minimum time to manufacture raw materials
Ass'y = time to assemble item in factory
Total = minimum time to manufacture raw goods and assemble item for export (hours:minutes)
Min = minutes
$/Min = Dollars per minute of total time required




ItemMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Nails802 MetalMetal0:010:050:06613.33
Metal10N/AN/AN/A0:010:01110.00
Chairs3002 Wood, 1 Nail, 1 HammerHammer0:170:200:37378.11
Tables5001 Plank, 2 Nails, 1 HammerPlank + 2 Nails0:430:301:13736.85
Wood20N/AN/AN/A0:030:0336.67
Burgers3,6201 Beef, 1 Bread Roll, 1 BBQ GrillBreadroll9:450:3510:206205.84
Hammer901 Metal, 1 WoodWood0:030:140:17175.29
Ice Cream Sandwich2,5601 Bread Roll, 1 Cream2 Creams8:300:148:445244.89
Lemonade Bottle1,6902 Glass, 2 Sugar & Spice, 1 Fruit & BerriesGlass5:001:006:003604.69
Cooking Utensils2502 Metal, 2 Plastic, 2 WoodPlastic0:090:450:54544.63
Green Smoothie1,1502 Vegetables, 1 Fruit & BerriesFruit & Berries3:390:304:092494.62
Garden Gnomes1,6002 Cement, 1 Glue2 Cement5:001:306:303904.10
Cherry Cheesecake2,2401 Flour Bag, 1 Fruit & B., 1 CheeseCheese7:451:309:155554.04
Pizza2,5601 Flour Bag, 1 Cheese, 1 BeefBeef10:150:2410:396394.01
Vegetables1602 SeedsSeeds0:200:200:40404.00
Grass3101 Seed, 1 ShovelShovel0:390:301:09793.92
Shovel1501 Metal, 1 Wood, 1 PlasticPlastic0:090:300:39393.85
Shoes9802 Textiles, 1 Plastic, 1 GlueTextiles/Glue3:001:154:152553.84
Bricks1902 MineralsMineral0:300:200:50503.80
Measuring Tape1101 Metal, 1 PlasticPlastic0:090:200:29293.79
Bread Roll1,8402 Flour Bags, 1 CreamCream7:151:008:154953.72
Planks1202 WoodWood0:030:300:33333.64
Fruit & Berries7302 Seeds, 1 Tree SaplingTree Sapling2:091:303:392193.33
Donuts9501 Flour Bag, 1 Sugar & SpicesSugar & Spices4:000:454:452853.33
Tree Saplings4202 Seeds, 1 ShovelShovel0:391:302:091293.26
Fire Pit1,7402 Bricks, 1 Shovel, 2 Cement2 Cement5:004:009:005403.22
Business Suits1,1703 Textiles, 1 Measuring T., 1 GlueTextiles/Glue3:003:306:303903.00
Plastic25N/AN/AN/A0:090:0992.78
Flour Bag5702 Seeds, 2 TextilesTextiles3:000:303:302102.71
Couch1,8103 Textiles, 1 Drill, 1 GlueDrill9:002:3011:306902.62
Garden Furniture8202 Planks, 2 Plastic, 2 TextilesTextiles3:002:155:153152.60
Frozen Yogurt.1,7501 Fruit & B., 1 Cream, 1 Sugar & SpicesCream7:154:0011:156752.59
Cement4402 Minerals, 1 ChemicalChemical2:000:502:501702.59
Cap6002 Textiles, 1 Measuring TapeTextiles3:001:004:002402.50
Glue4401 Plastic, 2 ChemicalsChemical2:001:003:001802.44
BBQ Grill5303 Metal, 1 Cooking UtensilCooking Utensil0:542:453:392192.42
Home Textiles6102 Textiles, 1 Measuring TapeTextiles3:001:154:152552.39
TV1,2802 Plastic, 2 Glass, 2 Electrical Comp.Electrical Comp.7:002:309:305702.25
Cheese Fries1,0501 Vegetable, 1 CheeseCheese7:450:208:054852.16
Lighting System8901 Chemical, 1 Electrical Comp, 1 GlassElectrical Comp.7:001:458:455251.70
Beef8603 Animal FeedAnimal Feed6:002:308:305101.69
Refridgerator1,0602 Plastic, 2 Chemical, 2 Electrical Comp.Electrical Comp.7:003:3010:306301.68
Seeds30N/AN/AN/A0:200:20201.50
Watch5802 Plastic, 1 Glass, 1 ChemicalGlass5:001:306:303901.49
Cheese6602 Animal FeedAnimal Feed6:001:457:454651.42
Minerals40N/AN/AN/A0:300:30301.33
Drill5902 Metal, 2 Plastic, 1 Electrical Comp.Electrical Comp.7:002:009:005401.09
Cream4401 Animal FeedAnimal Feed6:001:157:154351.01
Chemicals60N/AN/AN/A2:002:001200.50
Textiles90N/AN/AN/A3:003:001800.50
Sugar & Spices110N/AN/AN/A4:004:002400.46
Glass120N/AN/AN/A5:005:003000.40
Animal Feed140N/AN/AN/A6:006:003600.39
Electrical Components160N/AN/AN/A7:007:004200.38


FactoryMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Metal10N/AN/AN/A0:010:01110.00
Wood20N/AN/AN/A0:030:0336.67
Plastic25N/AN/AN/A0:090:0992.78
Seeds30N/AN/AN/A0:200:20201.50
Minerals40N/AN/AN/A0:300:30301.33
Chemicals60N/AN/AN/A2:002:001200.50
Textiles90N/AN/AN/A3:003:001800.50
Sugar & Spices110N/AN/AN/A4:004:002400.46
Glass120N/AN/AN/A5:005:003000.40
Animal Feed140N/AN/AN/A6:006:003600.39
Electrical Components160N/AN/AN/A7:007:004200.38
Building Supplies StoreMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Nails802 MetalMetal0:010:050:06613.33
Planks1202 WoodWood0:030:300:33333.64
Bricks1902 MineralsMineral0:300:200:50503.80
Cement4402 Minerals, 1 ChemicalChemical2:000:502:501702.59
Glue4401 Plastic, 2 ChemicalsChemical2:001:003:001802.44
Hardware StoreMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Hammer901 Metal, 1 WoodWood0:030:140:17175.29
Measuring Tape1101 Metal, 1 PlasticPlastic0:090:200:29293.79
Shovel1501 Metal, 1 Wood, 1 PlasticPlastic0:090:300:39393.85
Cooking Utensils2502 Metal, 2 Plastic, 2 WoodPlastic0:090:450:54544.63
Drill5902 Metal, 2 Plastic, 1 Electrical Comp.Electrical Comp.7:002:009:005401.09
Farmers MarketMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Vegetables1602 SeedsSeeds0:200:200:40404.00
Flour Bag5702 Seeds, 2 TextilesTextiles3:000:303:302102.71
Fruit & Berries7302 Seeds, 1 Tree SaplingTree Sapling2:091:303:392193.33
Cream4401 Animal FeedAnimal Feed6:001:157:154351.01
Cheese6602 Animal FeedAnimal Feed6:001:457:454651.42
Beef8603 Animal FeedAnimal Feed6:002:308:305101.69
Furniture StoreMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Chairs3002 Wood, 1 Nail, 1 HammerHammer0:170:200:37378.11
Tables5001 Plank, 2 Nails, 1 HammerPlank + 2 Nails0:430:301:13736.85
Home Textiles6102 Textiles, 1 Measuring TapeTextiles3:001:154:152552.39
Couch1,8103 Textiles, 1 Drill, 1 GlueDrill9:002:3011:306902.62
Gardening SuppliesMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Grass3101 Seed, 1 ShovelShovel0:390:301:09793.92
Tree Saplings4202 Seeds, 1 ShovelShovel0:391:302:091293.26
Garden Furniture8202 Planks, 2 Plastic, 2 TextilesTextiles3:002:155:153152.60
Fire Pit1,7402 Bricks, 1 Shovel, 2 Cement2 Cement5:004:009:005403.22
Garden Gnomes1,6002 Cement, 1 Glue2 Cement5:001:306:303904.10
Donut ShopMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Donuts9501 Flour Bag, 1 Sugar & SpicesSugar & Spices4:000:454:452853.33
Green Smoothie1,1502 Vegetables, 1 Fruit & BerriesFruit & Berries3:390:304:092494.62
Bread Roll1,8402 Flour Bags, 1 CreamCream7:151:008:154953.72
Cherry Cheesecake2,2401 Flour Bag, 1 Fruit & B., 1 CheeseCheese7:451:309:155554.04
Frozen Yogurt.1,7501 Fruit & B., 1 Cream, 1 Sugar & SpicesCream7:154:0011:156752.59
Fashion StoreMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Cap6002 Textiles, 1 Measuring TapeTextiles3:001:004:002402.50
Shoes9802 Textiles, 1 Plastic, 1 GlueTextiles/Glue3:001:154:152553.84
Watch5802 Plastic, 1 Glass, 1 ChemicalGlass5:001:306:303901.49
Business Suits1,1703 Textiles, 1 Measuring T., 1 GlueTextiles/Glue3:003:306:303903.00
Fast Food RestaurantMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
Ice Cream Sandwich2,5601 Bread Roll, 1 Cream2 Creams8:300:148:445244.89
Pizza2,5601 Flour Bag, 1 Cheese, 1 BeefBeef10:150:2410:396394.01
Burgers3,6201 Beef, 1 Bread Roll, 1 BBQ GrillBreadroll9:450:3510:206205.84
Cheese Fries1,0501 Vegetable, 1 CheeseCheese7:450:208:054852.16
Lemonade Bottle1,6902 Glass, 2 Sugar & Spice, 1 Fruit & B.Glass5:001:006:003604.69
Home AppliancesMax $Materials RequiredCritical PathRaw M.Ass'yTotalMin$/Min
BBQ Grill5303 Metal, 1 Cooking UtensilCooking Utensil0:542:453:392192.42
Refridgerator1,0602 Plastic, 2 Chemical, 2 Electrical Comp.Electrical Comp.7:003:3010:306301.68
Lighting System8901 Chemical, 1 Electrical Comp, 1 GlassElectrical Comp.7:001:458:455251.70
TV1,2802 Plastic, 2 Glass, 2 Electrical Comp.Electrical Comp.7:002:309:305702.25

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