Per the question Who pays the cleaner? we know money for killing civilians comes directly out of your spendable money.

But do you still have to pay the cleanup crew if you quit the mission (disconnecting from server, suicide by cop/gravity, time machine, etc)?

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Let's find out. For SCIENCE!

To do this, I noted my initial cash:

Cash: $7,193,630

Then, I killed 3 civilians, each with a cleaner cost of $3,000, and quit the mission.

Here is my final balance after that:

Cash: $7,184,630

In conclusion, cleaner costs are deducted at the time of civilian death, not at the time of mission end. Therefore, it is not a good idea to kill all the civilians after a failure, unless you have money to burn.

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    An interesting side-effect of this experiment found that civilians do, in fact, set off trip mines. ...don't ask.
    – Unionhawk
    Sep 28, 2013 at 5:51
  • Deleted my answer, thanks for clearing that up in a better way.
    – Edeph
    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:35
  • Jeah for science :D
    – Elva
    Sep 28, 2013 at 9:08
  • Hell, that's good to know !
    – Anto
    Sep 28, 2013 at 12:51
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    @KevinvanderVelden Nothing is more satisfying than some good, old-fashioned, bold-italics science.
    – Unionhawk
    Sep 28, 2013 at 16:54

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