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Zynga's Cityville Tips about community buildings and staff

Updated on January 7, 2012

Note: For Castleville guide visite the link Castleville Guide.

Zynga is the most popular developer of social networking games on facebook like farmville, cafe world, forntierville, yoville etc. And a new chapter has been added to this in the last month of year 2010. As a holiday gift zynga launched its newest game called as cityville on facebook. In cityville we are allowed to become tha mayor of a virtual city. We can create a virtual city by giving it a name we want and increase population, grow crops, own businesses, decorate our city and do many more things. The aim of the game is to develop your city and become the mayor of your city. In order to become the mayor of the city you need to complete some goals in the game.

City Cash and City Coins

Like other zynga games cityville has its own currency which can be used to buy buidings, decorations and other stuff in the cityville. You can unlock things in the game by using city cash. City cash increases by one everytime you level up. While city coins can be earned through building rents, businesses, selling items. City coins is the currency which you need the most in the cityville for growing your city. You can also add coins and cash by purchasing them from zynga.

You can purchase

15 cash or 1000 coins for $2

40 cash or 2500 coins for $5         

75 cash or 4500 coins for $9         

170 cash or 9500 coins for $19

465 cash or 24500 coins for $49

1000 cash or 49500 coins for $99

Energy

You will need energy to do all the tasks in cityville. It is required to harvest crops, build, collect rent and revenue from buildings and businesses respectively. In general your energy increases by 1 in every 5 minutes. You can also get energy as free gift from your neighbors or friends. The energy you get as a free gift is in your inventory which can be used at any time you need. You can also buy energy battery for city cash. Sometimes you can get energy even when you perform some task in cityville like harvest crop, collect from house or from business. Your friends can gift you +1, +2, and +3 energy batteries at a time.

You can purchase

3 batteries for 3 cash (You also get 3 XP)

7 batteries for 6 cash (You also get 7 XP)

12 batteries for 9 cash (You also get 12 XP)

Goods

In cityville you obtain goods by farming, train shipments  or shipping through piers. However Shipping is available only after you are elected as mayor or your city. Goods are stored in various storage buildings like silos, red barns, Sticks and cargo sheds. Piers which are available after you become mayor of the city also has storage capacity. Goods are required to supply for your businesses in your city or your francises in yout friend’s cities.

>        Silo costs 250 coins and stores 100 goods

>        Redbarn costs 1000 coins and stores  415 goods

>        Sticks costs 1125 coins and stores 485 goods

>        Cargo Shed costs 20 Cash and stores 1000 goods

-          A farm plot costs 100 coin

-          Strawberries costs 20 coins and harvest 15 goods in 5 minutes

-          Carrots costs 46 coins and harvests 70 goods in 8 hours

-          Corn costs 62 coins and harvests 110 goods in 1 day

-          Eggplant costs 28 coins and harvests 30 goods in 1 hours

-          Watermelon costs 36 coins and harvests 45 goods in 4 hours

-          Cranberries costs 49 coins and harvests 80 goods in 12 hours

-          Pumpkins costs 52 coins and harvests 90 goods in 18 hours

-          Wheat costs 71 coins and harvests 130 goods in 2.1 days

-          Peas costs 85 coins and harvests 155 goods in 3.1 days

Community building and hiring friends for the staff.

Community Buildings are an essential part of cityville game, this buildings helps
in increasing the city population limit, though each community building increases
a different number of population. The community building are unfinished until the
requirement is fulfilled. The some of the community buildings require fulfilling goals
and some require to be staffed. The staff can be your friends or you can hire a person
by paying 2 cash. Till the time requirements are not fulfilled the community building
will not result in increasing of population and will not give any return. To hire a
friend, click on the unfinished community building. Every building require a different
number of staff, after clicking on building on the screen it will show the unoccupied
positions and on the bottom a tab Hire Friends or if you don’t have the friends just
pay cash for the position. After selecting for hire friends, the screen will show four
different tabs, first my active zynga friends, second all friends, third cityville friends
and the fourth Farmville friends just like mentioned above in inviting friends for
neighbours. Select the tab you want to, and then select the friends that you want to be
the part of your community building. Complete the task by selecting send cityville
invitation and then selecting send for the pop up screen. You must also now that no
two positions of one community building can be filled by one friend but one can be a
staff of many communities building.

City Hall

Cost
1000 coins
Population Capacity
50
Requirements
None
Staff
3
Size
4x4

Post Office

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Cost  
1000 coins  
Population Capacity
50
Requirements
-
Staff
5
Size
4x4

Police

Cost
2000 coins
Population Capacity
100
Requirements
-
Staff
7
Size
4x4

Emergency Clinic

Cost
4000 coins
Population Capacity
200
Requirements
Reach Level 10
Staff
10
Size
4x4

Museum

Cost
8000 coins
Population Capacity
300
Requirements
Complete Goal
Staff
0
Size
4x4

Library

Cost
16000 coins
Population Capacity
400
Requirements
Level 20
Staff
10
Size
4x4

Grad School

Cost
20000 coins
Population Capacity
500
Requirements
Complete Goal
Staff
0
Size
4x4

Carousel

Cost
25000 coins
Population Capacity
700
Requirements
Complete Goal
Staff
0
Size
3x3

Firehouse

Cost
30000 coins
Population Capacity
900
Requirements
Level 35
Staff
0
Size
6x3

High School

Cost
35000 coins
Population Capacity
1100
Requirements
Level 40
Staff
0H
Size
6x6

Hospital

Cost
40000 coins
Population Capacity
1300
Requirements
Level 45
Staff
0
Size
8x4

Baseball field

Cost
55000 coins
Population Capacity
1500
Requirements
Complete goal
Staff
0
Size
6x6
  • According to the calculations done Emergency clinic is the best community building museum being the second best which is followed by the hospital.
  • Buildings having 0 Staff members require you to collect building grants, ribbons, city seal and Marbles for finishing.

Unhappy Citizens!

Why are my citizens unhappy? What do I need to do to make them happy again?

In Cityville you need to maintain a balance between your population and community buildings. If you have less community buildings that support less population and your population increases then your citizens will become unhappy. Anyways, citizens being unhappy don’t affect your game in any way. So you don’t need to worry about them.

But to make your citizens happy again you need to build more community buildings allowing more population capacity than your original population. For example If your city has a capacity of 1000 citizens then you should have a population of 850 to 900.

More Help On Cityville-

How to move Buildings in cityville

How to add Neighbors and How to Earn Through Train

Cityville Poll

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Please Comment here for any help you want regarding cityville!

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      Ron 6 years ago

      Hi, I am on level 30 :) :)

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      crazyx 6 years ago

      Awesome guide mohit :) I have just started playing. And I find it very helpful. Please keep on posting.

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      DNemesis 6 years ago

      I had never heard of this game, as im more of a "downloads" type of guy rather than online-player. Looks interesting, though.

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      mohitmitm 6 years ago

      yes DNemesis it is a wonderful game. Actually it is very addictive just like the previous games by zynga. U may have heard about farmville and mafia wars?

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      karla 6 years ago

      manytimes when I try to add friends to fullfill the building positions I'm unable to see or type their names and I don't understand why????

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      mohitmitm 6 years ago

      @karla- that must be because you might have already sent a request to your friends. Cityville only allows you to send a request to your friend once a day.

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      Gudia 6 years ago

      i am not able to add goods in silo.

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      mohitmitm 6 years ago

      @Gudia

      You get goods by farming. You dont need to do anything to add goods in silo or other storage buildings

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      Gudia 6 years ago

      thank you Mohit.

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      emma 6 years ago

      i have just placed the visitor centre and am trying to hire staff but i am only gettin active zynga fridns and all friends, i am not gettin all cityville frinds so i cant actually selct any friends to hire, its annoying now cos my friends that play cityville are not even showing up in the all friends 'tab'....ne1 know a solution or why its doing this

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      6 years ago

      The visitor centre is frustrating. I'm not going to spam my friends who choose not to play the game, just to get the visitor centre. What crap.

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      Joyous 6 years ago

      Agreed. Visitor centre is disturbing.....

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      Mo 6 years ago

      Yes, visitor center clearly have some issues...

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      haseeb91 6 years ago

      the visitor center is such a burden the cityville friends doesn't show up????????/what to do

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      sean 6 years ago

      Level 55

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      SiSiti  6 years ago

      i love this game nic going after our mind mysle :D

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      maxine 5 years ago

      I love this game ... It is amusing and relaxes the mind .

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      purva 5 years ago

      i want carousol comunity bilding

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      nobody345 5 years ago

      why cant there be community buildings that you dont always have to staff it just comes staffed already

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      mohitmitm 5 years ago

      @nobody345

      This is just a way so that you send request to your facebook friends and increase the no. of active monthly users of the game! You can also use your cash to fill the staff.

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      Larry 5 years ago

      Why does it take so long to fill the requests,I have a lot of comunite buildings that would bring my city to a happy state. I only see the requests on my face page,so not every one sees the requests.I also send to my cityville friends.

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      kundan 5 years ago

      hi. Can any body bed of as neighbour in city ville. I. Am on level 27. My profile is

      facebook.com/jaysingkar

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