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Housing refers to the types of buildings inhabited by Tropicans in Tropico.

Most forms of housing must be built by the player and will cost citizens money to live in. If there isn't enough housing available or rents are too high, Tropicans will start making shacks.

Single Tropicans will only pay 1/3 of their wage for housing rent. Married Tropicans will combine their income and pay up to 1/3 of it for rent. This means that a single Tropican earning $6 a month will only live in housing with a rent of $2/month or lower. Two married Tropicans that both make $6 a month ($12 a month combined) will pay up to $4/month in rent.

Here is a sortable table of every form of housing. The "lowest rent" part of the chart indicates the lowest possible rent a fully occupied building can have without losing any money.

Housing Table
Building Electricity in Megawatts Family Occupancy Quality Lowest Rent Profit at Lowest Rent
Apartment Block 0 6 60 $3/month $2/month
Apartment Block (Roach Patrol) 0 6 42 $2/month $4/month
Apartment Block (with Climate Control) 2 6 75 $3/month $2/month
Apartment Block (Roach Patrol) (with Climate Control) 2 6 53 $2/month $4/month
Army Base 0 15 75 $0/month -$30/month
Army Base (Military Modernization) 0 15 90 $0/month -$30/month
Bunkhouse 0 3 25 $1/month $2/month
Bunkhouse (Roach Patrol) 0 3 18 $1/month $2/month
Condominium 6 4 85 $4/month $1/month
Condominium (Roach Patrol) 6 4 60 $2/month $0/month
Conventillo 0 12 80* $1/month $0/month
Conventillo (Regular Check-Ups) 0 12 80* $2/month $8/month
Country House 0 2 50 $1/month $0/month
House 0 2 70 $3/month $0/month
Mansion 4 2 95 $6/month $0/month
Modern Apartment Block 5 12 75 $3/month $4/month
Modern Apartment Block (Roach Patrol) 5 12 53 $2/month $8/month
Modern Apartment Block (with Climate Control) 7 12 90 $3/month $4/month
Modern Apartment Block (Roach Patrol) (with Climate Control) 7 12 63 $2/month $8/month
Modern Condominium 10 8 95 $3/month $4/month
Modern Condominium (Roach Patrol) 10 8 60 $2/month $0/month
Shack 0 1 10 $0/month $0/month
Shack (Tropico 5) 0 2 10 $0/month $0/month
Shanty 0 2 15 $0/month $0/month
Tenement 0 12 35 $2/month $11/month
Tenement (Roach Patrol) 0 12 25 $1/month $5/month
Tenement (with Climate Control) 2 12 50 $2/month $11/month
Tenement (Roach Patrol) (with Climate Control) 2 12 35 $1/month $5/month
Ziggurat 100 50 90 $3/month $0/month

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