For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Tenement.
Tenements are residential buildings in Tropico 5. Tenements house the largest number of people possible and their low cost makes them efficient for dealing with overpopulation and shacks. Unfortunately, they will gradually devolve into slums; their housing quality drops as time goes on.
- Tight Quarters: Allows 4 additional families to squeeze into the building by making the rooms much smaller, further decreasing the building's housing quality.
- Electrification- For $2,500 the Tenement can be supplied with electricity, allowing families to install lighting, starts consuming 30 MW of power.
- Modernize- For $4,800 the Tenement can be upgraded to a regular Apartment.
- Modernize All- For $4,800 (per Tenement) all the tenements on the island will be upgraded into Apartments.