Super Safi’s Stats & Strategy Special: The Price of Land

Salutations Senors, Senoras, Senoritas, Statisticians & Strategists,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter ‘S’)

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as KEM Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

What better way to spend your time than talking math. So from time-to-time, I’ll come to you with a post that delves into the wonderful world of numbers, stats, and/or strategies.

Today we look at the price of land:

In order to make the images best fit, I have the prices laid out as though you are holding your devices tilted counter-clockwise. That is to say that the ocean on the left of your game will appear at the bottom of the pricing images I have created. Likewise, the mountains on the top of your game will be to the left of the pricing images.

I have separated the main Springfield prices, from those of Springfield Heights, and Krustyland. This post will routinely be updated to reflect new land.

Springfield:

(Click to enlarge)

Total price of land $167, 536,390.

Springfield Heights:

 

Krustyland:

Have you unlocked all the land tiles? Will you wait for prices to drop? Do you want more land in Springfield, Springfield Heights, or Krustyland? What stats or strategy related topic would you liked discussed? Share your thoughts. You know we love hearing from you.

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113 responses to “Super Safi’s Stats & Strategy Special: The Price of Land

  1. Hi, Safi! I think there is a typo on the lowest line (on water) counting 10 columns from right to left. There is a 1.163.500. I think the correct is 163.500. I found the total cost of land to be 161.922.720, using 163.500 in that location. 😉

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  2. Super Safi, you really are Super. Great article.

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  3. Well that was short lived.Time to update the map already!

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  4. I would like to see more rides to purchase in Krustyland. Also when is the Halloween quests coming out?

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  5. Very good analysis, alas I actually prefer to have minimal land.

    My town is actually designed primarily as a cash/XP KEM farm, but with some semi-interesting design elements to help display the cash-generating and bonus-% components. I incorporate the un-bought land as a separation of districts as well.

    During events, it’s helpful to have smaller town – easier to find wandering tap-able items.

    Final bonus – land gets cheaper every time EA expands the plot so I actually end up paying less for the square footage in-use.

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    • How do you cash farm?

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      • During past events it was possible to craft buildings using event currency that generated cash. I prefer that to buying more houses because of the smaller footprint. Then I group them by completion time (3hr vs. 8hr vs. 12 hr) into districts, put in a building with a indoor character task, and assign character tasks that roughly match building income generation.

        That way I can collect lots of cash and still have a semi-presentable town.

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  6. Hi Safi, by any chance can you write a post on the best strategies to complete the Real Estate Mogul tasks to reach the billionaire haven? Thanks 🙂

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  7. Can we have a version like the original ones where the grid hasn’t been rotated 90 degrees? The Krustyland one is correct with the street on the left. But as far as I’m concerned the mountains should be at the top and the water on the left. Primarily because when I scroll left I reach water, and if I scroll up I hit the mountains. So the most expensive block would then be bottom-right, instead of top-right as pictured.

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  8. Right now I have about 41M and generally get all of the land when it becomes available. I like my game. It’s spread out and has some sort of semblance.

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  9. I am so comfortable with cash that I just buy up all the lands whenever they are released. I will use land tokens for the extreme most expensive plot. Hoping that the SH land will be released. My SH resources are ready for such a purpose

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    • Does anyone know if you can use the land token to purchase land in Springfield Heights? I already had all the land in SH when the land tokens were released, so never got a chance to check it out. As I’m also quite comfortable with cash, I might want to use my land tokens in Heights. But then again, I have 439 furniture, and over 1,000 each of lattes, smart devices, yoga mats, pharmaceuticals, Hollywood awards, and ads; so I’m quite comfortable there too.

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      • Oh wait. Now that I’m a moderator, am I still allowed to ask questions? Or do I have to stick to giving answers?

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        • Carmen (gameid5000)

          I guess you can ask a question, but know, since Springfield life seems to be going OK for you, you’ll have to don your chief experimenter hat when our next event hits that has a land token!

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          • Tried it one and it would not let me. you can only use them in place of cash. Personally I am very stingy with spending cash i want to save it for colder use. I also am saving all my land tokens as i get them and plan to use them once i am forced to buy the last sections of land (still have 14 of them) if they some day change it so you can use the land tokens on heights (and they release more land over there they will be gone very quickly.

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      • Free land tokens work neither in Springfield Heights nor in Krustyland, only in Springfield proper.

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      • Same Safi. My pills, magazines and Oscars are all above 2000. Waiting for SH lands

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  10. I usually hover around 9 million cash but still need to buy quite a bit of land to finish. The issue is since I hit max level, KEM farming and paying the 50k when I don’t pick 3 donuts correctly after leveling up means I can’t afford to buy land since I don’t profit anything. I’m at 262% bonus and get around 3 level ups every 4 hours. Should I stop donut farming until I can buy all land with cash? Seems like it would take a while.

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    • There really is no rush to buy land. I would keep KEM farming and only buy land as you need it.

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    • In my opinion, you should stop buying land unless you need it. You’re much better off continuing to farm and using those donuts to buy mystery boxes to increase your bonus multiplier. Once you get that high enough, you’ll have more than enough coming in to buy as much land as you need or wants sand to pay to get three donuts every bonus round. (It does take some time and effort to get to that point, though.)

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      • Can someone explain how buying Mystery Boxes increases your bonus multiplier?

        I’ve heard this twice but don’t see how it works.

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        • Mystery Boxes provide the opportunity to earn News Vans that generate a 2% bonus and Itchy & Scratchy Billboards that generate 1% bonus. In addition, you have the opportunity to win 10 donuts or 30 donuts.

          Everytime I get to 600 donuts, I start buying Mystery Boxes until I get back down to 500 donuts (my cushion donut total). With donut wins, this means I usually buy 25 to 30 Mystery Boxes. And at the net expense of 100 donuts, I generally go up about 12-15% – with 4 or 5 News Vans and 4 or 5 Billboards.

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          • Ha, both us maths aficionados were answering this at the same time! I posted mine, and yours popped up!

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          • Actually looks like three of us were answering at the exact same time if you look at Jim Bruce’s comment. We were all just seconds apart.

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          • I believe the net expense is never higher than 88 donuts and can be as low as 58. I may night have the numbers precisely right, but I know it’s never as high as 100. (I don’t think it should make a difference, but I consider one cycle of 25 mystery boxes to begin after the 10 donuts you get after the third news van, assuming it isn’t the one cycle that only yields two billboards and two vans.)

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          • eric1755eric

            That’s fantastic. I have a number of these items in inventory as I didn’t know where to put them aesthetically and didn’t realize they carried percent bonus. Billboards and many others can be hidden. Off to inventory I go!

            Many thanks! Many!

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        • A fair amount of prizes in the box are items that increase your multiplayer. Some very industrious players ran the numbers and it’s one of the most efficient ways to do it over time. Of course you are going to get things in the box you might not want but overall statistically it pays off. It still isn’t my strategy because I don’t like having to much of one thing.

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        • The Mystery box gives the best ROD (return on Donut) than any other regular purchase. I did a test once, starting with 162 donuts, to see what I would get from the mystery boxes. Here is what I found. I wound up with 47 Mystery Box purchases. Of those, 3 were 30 donuts, 3 were 10 donuts, 6 each of Minnow pond, _onda, Bomb Shelter, Khav Kalash & News Van, 7 billboards, and 4 lard lads. In total, my bonus increased 19% (6 news at 2% each, and 7 billboards at 1% each). The percentage increase per donut is .117 (19/162). The Jet Engine Bike gives 2% for 30 donuts, which is an increase of .066 per donut. This makes the Mystery box 1.76 times as efficient at increasing bonus percentage as the Jet Engine Bike, which is the next most efficient.
          Without going into the files, my guess from my findings is that each item is rewarded at an average of 1/8, with the donuts being 1/16.
          Hope that answers your question.

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          • Did you take into account the donut prize/rebates (120 donuts ) into your figures…makes the ROD considerably higher, since you are really only out 42 donuts (162 spent less 120 won = 42 net spent). You ended up with a 19% bonus increase for 42 donuts…a whopping 45.2% increase per donut.

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          • Wrong…not per donut…need more coffee…aaarrgghh.

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          • You wanten coffee? Here you go.
            ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

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          • I did take that into account. I started with 162 donuts, spent a total of 282, and ended with 0 donuts. So my ROD is based on my out of pocket donuts, not including the donuts I won in the mystery box. Coffee sounds good right about now…

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  11. Thank you safi I now no how much more I need to get. Am half way on normal land but done all sh I would love more land on sh as that is were I keep my shops now run out of land as for krustyland once i did the story line I didt go bk to krustyland only for day missions as there nothing to do or get I think if krustyland was apart of the mine land like sh it would be sooo much better that way no one forgets about it and you could add things from the mine land and sh thanks

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  12. I just bought the last of my land tiles yesterday, so bring on Halloween, I’m ready! Now to generate more in game cash so I can get the last item from the “Road to Riches” tab before they add to it!

    I would love more land in SH to square things off with Springfield, and I would like more “things” to fill up all the empty space I have in Krustyland.

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  13. Hey Safi, I think Jane and Finch is right where the game starts, if we go by land value alone.

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  14. That is why I am holding on to free land tokens until I get to the >$2m land tiles.

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  15. Last row of ocean, 17 across I guess should be $163,500 ?? There’s what seems to be a rogue 1 making it cost in the millions ?!
    I’m mad enough to have decided to type the Springfield land cost into a spreadsheet anyways, and just realised I should have been tapping my little town 20 minutes ago, so I’m off to do that now

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  16. Thanks Safi!!! But…… WE WANT HALLOWEEN! WE WANT HALLOWEEN!

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  17. Dottie in Albuquerque

    Thank you Safi! I was under the working hypothesis that the price of land was dependent on how many tiles you had (like the escalating price of brown houses, for example). So *Doh* thank you for clearing that up.

    Has anyone noticed if there is a marked drop in graphics performance as your footprint gets bigger?

    I’m kind of interested in what the history has been/ the evolution of the game. Does anyone know when they added what?

    And yes, in case EA is listening, a bit more room in SH would be much appreciated!! Also, would be fun to have some new goodies for Krustyland. Feels like they have abandoned it?!!

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  18. ThatOneWeirdTap

    Wow that is a lot of land! Just missing s few pieces in SH, but in Springfield, there’s a LOT more land to buy than I expected. If I had every piece of land I would never have the courage to redesign lol 😁

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  19. Thanks for all the work you do for us, Safi! Way to drop the science!

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