In this guide I’ll discuss which of the infrastructure that helps with money yields is worth building. We’ll start with a general overview of how money infrastructure is helpful and then we’ll go through each of the eras and discuss each infrastructure individually.
First starting with an overview of money infrastructure. Money infrastructure boosts the base and adjacency yield of market quarters, the money yields on the harbor, money from trade, base money on the main plaza, money per trader, percentage based bonuses and money on luxury resources. Some money infrastructure adds pollution to makers quarter, so watch out for those stability penalties. Here is a guide for how to deal with that: Dealing with Sudden Stability Drops to 0%
Now, let’s discuss the money infrastructure available in each era. In the Ancient Era, most of the money infrastructure is not worth building. The Food Market is worth building once you have a few market quarters with adjacencies in a city. The Fishmonger is worth building later for the higher tiers of that kind of infrastructure.
In the classical era the Customs Farm is good if you have many trade routes. Trade routes can be established with foreign empires by buying their luxury and strategic resources. The Levy Administration is not worth building unless you really need the tiny money boost on the main plaza.
The Commodity Market in the medieval era can be worth building if you have a lot of traders (population yielding money) in a city. The great fish market is worth building if you have a few trade routes.
In the early modern era, the Bank is worth building due to the percentage based bonus which scales nicely. The Stock Exchange can be worth building if you have a lot of traders in a city. The Taxation Office is usually not worth building unless you have many luxury resources in a city.
In the industrial era, the Customs Agency is worth building if you are doing a lot of trading due to the percentage based money bonus that scales nicely. The Seafood Wholesaler is also worth building in the same circumstances.
Finally, in the contemporary era, the Financial District is worth building due to the nice percentage based bonus and the Food Plaza is worth building if you have many market quarters with adjacencies in a city.
So, in summary, the percentage based money bonus infrastructure is usually worth building, the infrastructure that boosts trade is worth it if you are doing a lot of trading, the market quarter enhancing infrastructure is worth it if you have a lot of market quarters with adjacencies and the rest of the money infrastructure is marginal and only worth building if you are desperate or it synergises with a city.