Building Your Hood

Guide & Strategy

by NoaM

Wiki of All Buildings a link to a page with info about all buildings and their IPH (income per hour):
Crime City Wikia
Building Types & Output Algorithm there are two types of buildings: Type-A & Type-B.

there is quite a big difference between the types:

type A buildings produce money with an algorithm like this:
level 1: produce X cash
level 2: 3X
level 3: 6X
level 4: 10X
level 5: 15X
level 6: 22X
level 7: 31X
level 8: 42X
level 9: 55X
level 10: 75X

type B buildings produce money with an algorithm like this:
level 1: produce X cash
level 2: 2X
level 3: 3.5X
level 4: 5.5X
level 5: 8X
level 6: 11X
level 7: 14.5X
level 8: 18.5X
level 9: 23X
level 10: 30X
List of Buildings by Type type A:
Nightclub | $29,167 iph
Chinese Pagoda | $10,000 iph - past event
Loft | $916 iph
Frosty Hideout | $500 iph - past event
Haunted Mansion | $500 iph - past event
Gobble Gobble Buffet | $475 iph - past event
Movie Theater | $258 iph
Empire Theater | $150 iph
Gingerbread House | $100 iph - past event
Mansion | $70 iph
Italian Restaurant | $46 iph
Techno Club | $42 iph
Ice Cream Shop | $31 iph
Souvenir Store | $20
Barbershop | $17 iph
Diner | $16 iph
House | $15 iph
Basketball Court | $13 iph
Pizza Parlor | $10 iph
Gas Station | $9 iph
Tattoo Parlor | $8 iph
Deli | $7 iph
Gun Shop | $6 iph
Pawn Shop | $5.2 iph
Laundromat | $5 every 5 minutes

type B:
Casino | $37,500 iph
Palm Hotel | $30,208 iph
Office Building | $16,145 iph
Gentlemen’s Club | $15,000 iph
Pirate Tavern | $12,500 iph
Hotel | $11,875 iph
Church | $9,600 iph
Credit Agency | $9,375 iph
Rock Cafe | $9,166 iph
Condos | $6,000 iph
French Restaurant | $4,000 iph
Adult Movie Theater | $3,500 iph
Upscale Club | $3,417 iph
Wedding Chapel | $3,227 iph
Modern Loft | $2,500 iph
Russian Restaurant | $1,750 iph
Underboss’ House | $1,466 iph
Crematorium | $1,250 iph
Anchor Imports | $1,000 iph
Zeus Theater | $700 iph
Flower Shop | $575 iph
Brownstone | $500 iph
Modern Art Museum | $375 iph
Fancy Restaurant | $366 iph
Dominican Restaurant | $333 iph
Internet Company | $333 iph
Blues Club | $291 iph
Gaming Parlor | $280 iph
Smoke Shop | $275 iph
Chicken & Waffles | $233 iph
Shoe Store | $175 iph
Seafood Restaurant | $166 iph
Sports Bar | $140 iph
Collection Agency | $108 iph
Carousel | $100 iph
Cowboy Casino | $93 iph
Sushi Bar | $83 iph
History Museum | $75 iph
Meat Factory | $58 iph
Arcade | $50 iph
Bagel Shop | $48 iph
Jazz Club | $42 iph
Chinese Restaurant | $38 iph
Clothing Store | $37 iph
Fish Store | $35 iph
Warehouse | $22 iph
Electronics Store | $21 iph

*some of these buildings cost GOLD
How to Decide What Building to Buy The list above is sorted from highest IPH (income per hour) to lowest IPH.
always try to predict how much money you are going to have.
for example: i collect $100 a day and i rob 70$ and i plan to save for a whole week = i will have $1190 saved up.
now check which buildings can u afford to buy. here are the criteria to choose a building, sorted by importance:
  1. it should a high IPH
  2. it should have an easy to collect output cycle (i.e. 12h or 24h building)
  3. it should have low ROI (return on investment)
  4. it better be a type A building
  5. it should have small footprint (meaning a small area building)
*if u r not a gold spender then be sure the building you plan to buy costs cash only
How to Decide What to Upgrade four things should come in mind before choosing a building to upgrade:
1. it better be a type A building 2. it should be a building that don't usually gets robbed 3. its IPH increase should be as large as possible
Time Your Collections if u play CC once or twice a day then only buy buildings with 24h output.
if u go into the game every hour then u can buy buildings that are usually harder to collect, like 3h or 6h output cycle.
put alarm clocks throughout the day to remind u to collect exactly on time.
buildings that u can't collect (like those that output while you're asleep) are most likely to get robbed. think twice before you buy this kind of building.
The Truth About Defense Buildings defense buildings are worthless!
do not buy them!
(these lines are correct according to the date of March 26, 2014)
Expanding Your Hood don't rush into expanding your hood.
first you should move and rearrange all of your buildings in the most efficient way - that no empty spaces will be left.
only when u r sure that you don't have space for the next building, buy an expansion.
Nightclub the Nightclub is the best building in the game (this is true to the date of March 26, 2014).
your goal should always be to buy and upgrade those.
even though the Nightclub will output 4 times a day and u will probably get robbed at least once - this is still the most valuable building in the game.
this building starts with less IPH than the Casino (and the Palm Hotel) but surpasses them right after the first upgrade!
its ROI (until level 7) is 2500 by average which means it will be worth its price within 3 months.

Good Luck and Have Fun!