Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

In SimCity 4, some rewards require a "total city size of [xyz]".

How is this number calculated? Is it based on a single city "tile", or the entire region?

share|improve this question
population basically – jumping_code Mar 26 '12 at 12:25
up vote 4 down vote accepted

It refers to the total population of the city (not region).

share|improve this answer
Do you have a source for this? – oKtosiTe Mar 29 '12 at 5:49
This is correct; "city size" refers only to the current city. There are a few rewards (Resort Hotel and Tourist Trap) that instead list regional population requirements. – mkarasek Mar 29 '12 at 9:13
Source is from personal experience from playing the game. – slovenian89 Mar 29 '12 at 21:12
Fair enough, thanks for the answer! – oKtosiTe Apr 2 '12 at 20:36

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.