|Statue of Wealth|
|Cost to Build||₡25,000|
The Statue of Wealth is a level 1 unique building in Cities: Skylines. To unlock it, you’ll need to do two things:
- Have ₡500,000 in the bank
- Reach the Worthy Village milestone
Once you accomplish these requirements, you can build the Statue of Wealth from the level 1 unique buildings menu for ₡25,000.
The Statue of Wealth provides 55 entertainment points and produces 30 noise pollution. It is a requirement for the Space Elevator monument.
Below are a few tips that can help you save up ₡500,000 a little faster.
Tip #1: Adjust Your Budget
By default, budget levels for basic utilities (water and power), as well as services (garbage, fire, police, and health) are at 100%.
The budget setting directly affects the capacity of these services: the amount of water and power available, as well as the number of garbage trucks, fire trucks, or police cars available.
Very early in the game, you won’t need the maximum capacity, so you can safely turn the budget down.
You can simply turn the budget back up when people start complaining about a shortage in the services.
Doing this will significantly reduce your weekly spending and save you a lot of money.
Tip #2: Raise Taxes (Slightly)
Taxes will make up the bulk of your income. This is especially true in the base game (that is, without DLCs such as Industries, which tends to make a lot of money).
By default, your city’s taxes for all zone types (residential, commercial, industrial, and office) will be set to 9%.
For most cities, as long as sufficient basic utilities, services, and leisure are provided, the zones will be okay with paying as much as 12%.
To be on the safe side, increase tax rates by 1% at a time, and wait and see if anyone complains about taxes being too high before increasing again.
Is the Statue of Wealth Worth It?
From a gameplay perspective, there’s no reason to build it. Practically any of the available parks and plazas will give you far more entertainment value for much less cost.
So the only reason to build this statue is if you like the look of it (and if you’re at a point in the game where you can easily afford it).
While saving up ₡500,000 is feasible while still fairly early in the game, do take note that the statue costs ₡400 a week in upkeep.
This can really throw off your budget and put you in negative income if you build it early in the game. So make sure you have a fairly large weekly income before you splurge!