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For articles of the same name in other Tropico games, see Buildings.

This is a list of all available buildings in Tropico 5, in the order in which they appear in the in-game build menu. The columns are as follows:-

Name
The name of the building.
Era
The era in which the building first becomes available.
Research
Any additional research required to build the building.
Cost
The cost of the building when using medium economic difficulty.
Power
How many units of power the building produces at 100 effectiveness (positive) or requires to function (negative).
Jobs
The maximum number of workers who can work at the building.
Education
The level of education those workers must possess.
Families
For residential buildings, the default number of families which can live in the building.
Wealth
For residential buildings, the default family wealth level required to live in the building.
Size
The dimensions of the building in grid squares. The dimension of the edge containing the access road, or the front of the building, appears first.

Infrastructure Edit

Name Era Research Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Dock Colonial Era $3,500 4 Illiterate 6 x 10
Teamsters Office Colonial Era $4,000 8 Illiterate 2 x 3
Construction Office Colonial Era $1,600 8 Illiterate 3 x 2
Power Plant World Wars Electricity $12,000 400 6 College 4 x 6
Electric Substation World Wars Electricity $2,000 -10 1 x 1
Parking Lot World Wars $2,500 2 Illiterate 1 x 3
Nuclear Power Plant Cold War The Peaceful Atom $25,000 2000 8 College 8 x 6
Metro Station Modern Times $7,500 -30 1 x 1
Geothermal Plant Modern Times $15,000 400 8 College 4 x 3
Wind Farm[fn 1] Modern Times $6,000 50 4 x 4

Raw Resources Edit

Name Era Research Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Plantation Colonial Era $2,000 8 Illiterate 7 x 10
Ranch Colonial Era $800 4 Illiterate 4 x 4
Mine Colonial Era The Shovel $2,500 5 Illiterate 5 x 4
Wharf Colonial Era $1,200 4 Illiterate 5 x 5
Logging Camp Colonial Era $800 6 Illiterate 3 x 2
Oil Well Cold War Oil $6,000 4 High School 2 x 2
Hydroponic Farm Modern Times Waterworks $6,000 6 High School 3 x 5
Factory Farm Cold War $4,000 4 Illiterate 4 x 4
Automated Mine Cold War $9,000 3 Illiterate 5 x 4
Oil Refinery Cold War Oil $14,300 -30 6 College 3 x 9

Industry (Goods) Edit

Name Era Research Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Lumber Mill Colonial Era Planks $7,500 8 Illiterate 4 x 3
Textile Mill World Wars $13,200 12 High School 5 x 3
Steel Mill World Wars Steel $9,700 8 High School 4 x 2
Cannery World Wars $9,300 -90 10 High School 3 x 3
Furniture Factory Cold War $14,000 -50 6 High School 2 x 3
Pharmaceutical Company Cold War $20,000 -200 6 College 5 x 2
Fashion Company Modern Times Inferiority Complex $23,000 -60 10 College 2 x 4
Creamery[fn 2] Colonial Era $5,500 4 High School 4 x 4

Industry (Luxury Goods) Edit

Name Era Research Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Cigar Factory World Wars $12,000 14 High School 3 x 5
Rum Distillery World Wars $16,500 8 High School 4 x 2
Jewelry Workshop World Wars Shiny $9,000 -50 4 College 3 x 2
Vehicle Factory Cold War The Wheel $25,000 -110 10 High School 6 x 3
Chocolate Factory Modern Times $18,000 -60 8 High School 5 x 3
Electronics Factory Modern Times $19,999 -220 8 College 3 x 4

Residential Edit

Name Era Research Cost Power Families Wealth Size
Shack[fn 3] Colonial Era 2 Broke 1 x 1
Country House Colonial Era $1,500 4 Poor 2 x 1
House World Wars $3,000 4 Well-off 2 x 1
Mansion Colonial Era $4,000 4 Rich 3 x 2
Tenement World Wars $3,000 12 Poor 3 x 2
Apartment Cold War $6,000 10 Well-off 3 x 2
Modern Apartment Modern Times Inferiority Complex $15,000 -20 16 Rich 3 x 2

Entertainment & Environment Edit

Name Era Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Tavern Colonial Era $700 3 Illiterate 3 x 1
Restaurant World Wars $1,200 6 Illiterate 2 x 2
National Park Cold War $2,900 9 x 10
Beach Site Cold War $1,500 2 Illiterate 3 x 5
Circus Cold War $7,000 8 Illiterate 5 x 3
Cineplex Modern Times $25,000 -250 6 High School 5 x 6
Fast Food Joint[fn 4] Modern Times $3,000 -20 4 Illiterate 2 x 2
Waste Treatment Plant Cold War $9,200 -40 7 Illiterate 4 x 4
Small Garden Colonial Era $200 1 x 1 / 1 x 2
Large Garden Colonial Era $500 2 x 2 / 2 x 3 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 3

Luxury Entertainment Edit

Name Era Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Opera House Colonial Era $3,500 3 College 3 x 4
Casino World Wars $5,400 -50 4 High School 4 x 2
Cabaret World Wars $6,000 8 Illiterate 3 x 2
Ancient Ruins World Wars $7,500 4 High School 5 x 5
Museum Cold War $8,000 4 College 5 x 3
Night Club Modern Times $12,000 -30 4 Illiterate 3 x 3
Stadium Modern Times $35,000 -80 16 Illiterate 5 x 9
Hang Gliding Club Cold War $5,000 2 Illiterate 4 x 1
Dolphinarium[fn 5] Cold War $18,000 3 College 5 x 3

Tourism Edit

Name Era Research Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Cabana Village Cold War $8,000 3 Illiterate 5 x 2
Economy Hotel Cold War $18,000 8 Illiterate 5 x 3
Family Resort Cold War $16,000 4 Illiterate 3 x 4
Cruise Ship Modern Times $50,000 6 Illiterate 2 x 8
Hacienda Cold War $25,000 6 Illiterate 5 x 3
Historic Inn Cold War $16,000 3 Illiterate 2 x 2
Cabin Cold War $7,500 1 Illiterate 1 x 1
Country Hotel Cold War $22,000 6 Illiterate 3 x 3
Beach Villa Modern Times[fn 6] Hot Water $10,000 -10 1 Illiterate 2 x 1
Spa Hotel Modern Times Hot Water $45,000 -60 8 Illiterate 5 x 3
Airport Cold War Flight $20,000 4 College 16 x 5
Aerodrome Modern Times Luxury Flight $32,000 6 College 16 x 5

Welfare & Media Edit

Name Era Research Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Catholic Mission Colonial Era $2,000 2 High School 3 x 3
Grocery Colonial Era $650 2 High School 3 x 2
Newspaper Colonial Era Paper $3,000 4 College 4 x 2
Clinic World Wars $2,500 3 College 3 x 1
Church World Wars $6,000 4 High School 2 x 4
Supermarket Cold War Sliced Bread $5,000 -30 2 High School 2 x 4
Police Station World Wars $6,200 5 High School 4 x 2
Hospital Cold War $12,000 -60 8 College 3 x 3
Cathedral Cold War $25,000 8 College 4 x 6
TV Station Cold War $14,000 -110 6 College 2 x 2
Inquisition[fn 7] Colonial Era $3,000 3 College 6 x 4
Asylum[fn 8] World Wars $4,000 6 College 6 x 4

Research & Education Edit

Name Era Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Library Colonial Era $5,000 3 College 4 x 3
High School World Wars $6,500 4 High School 4 x 3
College World Wars $14,000 6 College 5 x 4
Observatory World Wars $9,000 4 College 2 x 2
Science Lab Modern Times $22,000 -110 6 College 4 x 4
Supercomputer[fn 9] Cold War $12,000 -100 2 x 3

Economy & Foreign Relations Edit

Name Era Research Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Lighthouse Colonial Era $4,800 7 x 8
Drydock World Wars The Compass $12,000 8 High School 5 x 10
Embassy World Wars White Flag $5,000 4 x 2
Bank World Wars Accounting $9,500 4 College 2 x 5
Customs Office World Wars Bribes $6,200 4 Illiterate 3 x 2
Office Modern Times $14,000 -40 12 High School 3 x 3

Military Edit

Name Era Research Cost Power Jobs Education Size
Palace[fn 3] Colonial Era 8 Illiterate 8 x 5
Guard Tower Colonial Era $2,200 2 Illiterate 1 x 1
Military Fort Colonial Era The Trigger $6,200 8 Illiterate 6 x 6
Barracks World Wars $8,900 8 Illiterate 4 x 2
Army Base World Wars Tanks $13,000 3 Illiterate 6 x 5
Supermax Prison Cold War $14,000 8 High School 6 x 5
Aircraft Carrier Cold War Precision Bombing $29,000 2 x 11
Nuclear Program Cold War The Hostile Atom $30,000 -220 10 College 5 x 6
Space Program Cold War Space $45,000 -70 10 College 5 x 6
Fortress[fn 10] World Wars $8,000 6 Illiterate 5 x 2
Defense HQ[fn 11] Cold War $17,000 8 Illiterate 6 x 6
Giant Laser[fn 12] Modern Times $25,000 -100 3 College 2 x 2

Tropico 5: Waterborne Edit

Name Era Cost Jobs Education Size Type
Oyster Farm 1 $3,500 4 3 x 2 Raw Resources
Smuggler's Dock 1 $2,200 6 3 x 4 Infrastructure
Fishing Trawler 2 $5,200 2 4 x 1 Raw Resources
Glass Bottom Restaurant 3 $10,000 5 3 x 2 Entertainment
Tidal Power Plant 3 $22,000 3 5 x 4 Infrastructure
Bathysphere 3 $5,000 3 2 x 1 Entertainment
Floating Apartment 4 $25,000 Residential
Offshore Office 4 $15,000 6 Economy
Nuclear Submarine 3 $25,000 2 Military

Tropico 5: EspionageEdit

All Espionage Buildings are considered "Military".

Footnotes Edit

  1. Requires Gone Green DLC or Tropico 5: Paradise Lost.
  2. Requires The Big Cheese DLC.
  3. 3.0 3.1 This building does not appear in the build menu, and cannot be built by the player.
  4. Requires Joint Venture DLC or Tropico 5: Hostile Takeover.
  5. Requires Surf's Up DLC or Tropico 5: Paradise Lost.
  6. This is actually specified as Cold War in-game, but since the Hot Water technology is not available until Modern Times, it cannot be built during the Cold War.
  7. Requires Inquisition DLC or Tropico 5: Epic Meltdown.
  8. Requires Mad World DLC or Tropico 5: Hostile Takeover.
  9. Requires Supercomputer DLC or Tropico 5: Epic Meltdown.
  10. Requires T-Day DLC or Tropico 5: Epic Meltdown.
  11. Requires Generalissimo DLC or Tropico 5: Hostile Takeover.
  12. Requires Supervillain DLC or Tropico 5: Paradise Lost.
Buildings (Tropico 5)
Infrastructure Construction OfficeDockElectric SubstationGeothermal PlantMetro StationNuclear Power PlantRPalaceUParking LotPower PlantSmuggler's DockW Teamster's OfficeTidal Power PlantWWind FarmD/P
Raw Resources Automated MineFactory FarmFishing TrawlerWHydroponic FarmRLogging CampMineROil RefineryROil WellROyster FarmWPlantationRanchWharf
Industry (Goods) CanneryCreameryDFashion CompanyRFurniture FactoryLumber MillRPharmaceutical CompanySteel MillRTextile Mill
Industry (Luxury Goods) Chocolate FactoryCigar FactoryElectronics FactoryJewelry WorkshopRRum DistilleryVehicle FactoryR
Residential ApartmentCountry HouseFloating ApartmentWHouseMansionModern ApartmentRShackTenement
Entertainment & Environment Beach SiteCineplexCircusFast Food JointD/TGardenNational ParkRestaurantTavernWaste Treatment Plant
Luxury Entertainment Ancient RuinsBathysphereWCabaretCasinoDolphinariumD/PGlass Bottom RestaurantWHang Gliding ClubMuseumNight ClubOpera HouseStadium
Tourism AerodromeRAirportRBeach VillaRCabana VillageCabinCountry HotelCruise ShipEconomy HotelFamily ResortHaciendaHistoric InnSpa HotelR
Welfare & Media AsylumDUCathedralCatholic MissionChurchClinicGroceryHospitalInquisitionD/M UMinistry of InformationEUNewspaperRPolice BlimpEPolice StationSecurity CheckpointESupermarketRTV Station
Research & Education CollegeHigh SchoolLibraryObservatoryRadarEScience LabSupercomputerD/M
Economy & Foreign Relations BankCustoms OfficeUDrydockR UEmbassyRLighthouseUOfficeOffshore OfficeWSmuggler's DockWSpy AcademyEU
Military Aircraft CarrierArmy BaseRBarracksDefense HQD/TUDrone CommandEUDungeonEFortressD/MGiant LaserD/PGuard TowerMechanized GarrisonEMilitary FortRMinistry of InformationENuclear ProgramRNuclear SubmarineWUPolice BlimpRadarERanger CorpsESpace ProgramRSecurity CheckpointSupermax PrisonSpy AcademyE
W: Requires Tropico 5: WaterborneE: Requires Tropico 5: EspionageP: Requires Tropico 5: Paradise LostM: Requires Tropico 5: Epic MeltdownT: Requires Tropico 5: Hostile TakeoverD: Requires DLCU: Unique Building • R: Requires Research
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