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The Sims Freeplay- How Much Does it Cost to Build a Business? (Businesses Price Increases)


This has been a much requested post, it has just taken me a while to get all the information collected for it! This post shows how much it costs to build each business, the time it takes and how many sims are needed in your town as all three of these factors increase each time you build a business.

0 4 minutes 500 2
1 4 hours 1,000 4
2 8 hours 7,500 6
3 12 hours 7,500 6
4 1 day 15,000 7
5 1 day 6 hours 20,000 8
6 1 day 12 hours 100,000 9
7 1 day 18 hours 150,000 10
8 1 day 20 hours 200,000 11
9 2 days 250,000 12
10 2 days 6 hours 275,000 13
11 2 days 12 hours 300,000 14
12 2 days 18 hours 325,000 15
13 2 days 18 hours 350,000 16
14 2 days 18 hours 500,000 17
15 2 days 18 hours 700,000 18
16 2 days 18 hours 850,000 19
17 2 days 18 hours 900,000 20
18 2 days 18 hours 950,000 21
19 2 days 18 hours 1,000,000 22
20 2 days 18 hours 2,000,000 22
21 2 days 18 hours 3,000,000 22
22 2 days 18 hours 3,000,000 22
23 2 days 18 hours 3,500,000 23

If they add anymore businesses I assume they will be the same requirements as they are for 23

However some businesses that you have to build during a quest or to begin a quest do not follow this pattern, some may be completely different while others such as the Community Center take a certain amount of time to build and this doesn’t change but the cost and sims needed still increase each time you build a business.

NOTE: the arcade, beach, pet park and carnival cost orbs to build not simoleons

Does building a business increase the price, time and sims needed for workplaces or houses?

No, building a business only increases the requirements for building another business, it will not affect a workplace or house. If you build a workplace then the requirements will increase for the next workplace only and if you built a house only the time and cost for building a new house will increase.

You can find the table for Workplaces here

Thanks for reading!



Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 23 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

4 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- How Much Does it Cost to Build a Business? (Businesses Price Increases)

  1. Is there any way to pause the game completely? If you can help me thank you 🙂

  2. Hi, I have only started playing around New Year. Thanks so much for your efforts in writing the blog, it helps me as I find the best strategy to complete the Quests and Hobbies. I am not sure is it because of the update, but my 12th business to be built will cost 325, 000 simoleons instead of 350, 000. Hope to give back for what I receive.

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