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Ideal SimCity Tax Rates

by Jamie Ramsey of the SimNation Guild

  • Taxes can have a positive, negative, or neutral effect on Happiness
  • Each wealth level responds slightly differently to tax rates in terms of Happiness
  • In order to have a Positive effect on Happiness taxes must be LW 7%, MW 6%, HW 5% or Lower
  • In order to have a Negative effect on Happiness taxes must be LW 13%, MW 12%, HW 11% or Higher
  • Taxes between LW 8-12%, MW 7-11%, and HW 6%-10% has no effect on Happiness. 
  • Therefore setting taxes to 12%, 11%, and 10% will not make Sims Happy or Sad, but will generate the most revenue with the least impact.
  • To prevent a certain wealth level from moving in simply set taxes to 20%
For reference and more details see this Official Blog Article.http://www.simcity.com/en_US/blog/article/simcity-taxes and http://imgur.com/a/2WzBT

Impact on Happiness
Tax RateWealth
LowMediumHigh
0%+3+3+3
1%+3+2+2
2%+2+2+2
3%+2+2+1
4%+2+1+1
5%+1+1+1
6%+1+10
7%+100
8%000
9%000
10%000
11%00-1
12%0-1-1
13%-1-1-1
14%-1-1-2
15%-1-2-2
16%-2-2-2
17%-2-2-3
18%-2-3-3
19%-3-3-3
20%-3-3-4


The Ideal SimCity Tax Rates