BusinessBrains wrote:It takes 20-30 days of constant collecting on a property to make your money back, and the price goes up as u buy more.
The 30-day break even point mentioned, above, typically refers to a SINGLE build. If I take my Boss Event winnings and buy 10 buildings of the same type, I may be looking at a 10-month (or more) break even point.
For example, buying one (1) Skyscraper at 100,000,000 results in a 77 day break even point. (Do the math, 1,300,000 collected each 16 hours) And that is only if I collect right on the 16-hour collection point. Longer if I frequently miss it and collect at 20 hours, or 24 hours, etc. Yet longer still, if that building gets robbed frequently. Buying two (2) Skyscrapers in a row means spending a total of 210,000,000 and a 172 day break even point. (the break even time increases by 110% for each build)
I have a pretty full city. I've also made one of those obsessive-personality-type spreadsheets that calculates these numbers. I gave up, some time ago, worrying about the break even point, because when I do the math, it isn't pretty. It is longer than the expected life of my mobile device.