Previously, my city's population had a happiness of 100%. After some new building, their happiness dipped to about 90% (because there was no longer enough water or sewage treatment).

After fixing that (and creating more buildings) the happiness has risen to 99%. But, I cannot work out how to get that last 1%.

I have checked:

  • fire stations
  • police stations
  • parks
  • water
  • power
  • sewage
  • traffic

It all seems to be OK. EA answers did not provide any new clues.

Currently, my city is at level 13.

  • One workaround: bulldoze recent residential buildings one at a time until the happiness increases! Nov 21 '15 at 9:19
  • This worked for me, then I upgraded existing buildings, then the level increased to 14 and now they are complaining that I'm not dealing with the garbage, so now the happiness is back to 83%! Nov 21 '15 at 9:20
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    Give it time. They slowly become happy again. You should also click on each building, often they give little tid-bits of what they would like or are currently disliking (something like "More Parks!", etc).
    – Möoz
    Nov 25 '15 at 21:57
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    You may also want to make sure your roads are fully upgraded so that there are no traffic problems.
    – lemontwist
    Dec 14 '15 at 2:23

If you want to get more happiness, you should built some population boost building like casino, I build many of it and the happiness never dropped below 100% although I remove all the park.


Maybe you should check waste management and factories and whether the dirtiness from power, sewage, waste management and factories touches the houses.


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