Originally Posted by Magnum26
I have an issue with the cost of services based on the amount of profit, at the moment I'm on the verge of going bankrupt again for the 6th time and 4th city, I have around 140k people but seem to be losing 10k /hr What is a good way to make money? 3/4 of my city is residential with $$ and $$$ parks placed every two blocks. I have a casino which is playing havok with my police as there is so much traffic they can't deal with it quick enough so people are leaving and businesses are going out of business due to "lack of workers" I also have a big homeless issue.
I would look at your expense tab and target those high expenses first. Also, I've been monitoring any tourist/casinos a bit to ensure they are turning a profit, and if they don't.. in a pinch I'll turn the facility off.
A big turning point for me was understanding crime, health, fire, and education needs and scaling up/down to support what was needed. it is easy to leave on all your facilities and have it just eat up your profit when you are completely underutilizing it. For example: if your crime has 15 crimes a day, and 15 rehabilitations a day, there's no point to have a single police station/precinct with like 150+ jail cells cause your usage on the jail will be pretty low (probably get off with having no additional jail cells depending on # of police buildings and locations).
I'm still focusing on just low wealth populations, having a mix of all of them and trying to maintain the demands from low/medium residential + low/medium commercial where both are happy seem to be an uphill battle for me at this point in my experience with the game.