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Is there any point to building a market or a bank in a city that is targeting science output?

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No, cities will either produce science or gold, but not both. Therefore, if you're target science output in a city, producing markets and banks would be a waste of time.

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At least in the iOS version, this is not true. I'm looking at a city producing both right now. –  mattdm Jun 19 '13 at 18:27
    
@mattdm, I'm not aware of the iOS version. My answer was based around experiences with the DS and Xbox 360 versions. –  agent86 Jun 19 '13 at 18:52
    
Actually, notably late in the game, it is possible for a city to produce both gold and science -- but one of them will typically be very tiny, as the boosts come from hitting milestones or being first to certain techs. (Eg, +5 gold in every city, this will make a science pump still put out 5 gold/turn.) –  John Rudy Mar 8 at 18:50
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