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.
|BUSINESSES BUILT SO FAR||TIME||COST (SIMOLEONS)||SIMS NEEDED|
|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|
|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.