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)?


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 '13 at 5:51
  • Deleted my answer, thanks for clearing that up in a better way. – Edeph Sep 28 '13 at 7:35
  • Jeah for science :D – Elva Sep 28 '13 at 9:08
  • Hell, that's good to know ! – Anto Sep 28 '13 at 12:51
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    @KevinvanderVelden Nothing is more satisfying than some good, old-fashioned, bold-italics science. – Unionhawk Sep 28 '13 at 16:54

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