If I'm impatient with the sales in my Tiny Tower, I can use different methods to turn precious Tower Bux into coins:

  • Sell stock from a business
  • Exchange at bank
  • Upgrading businesses to sell more stuff

Tower Bux for Coins, which method of changing Tower Bux into coins will earn the most Tower Bux?

  • 3
    I dumped all my tower bucks into the faster elevators, now THAT is impatience.
    – Resorath
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 21:01
  • Do you want to 'cheat' ?
    – Zero
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 21:49
  • I don't want to fiddle with the clock or hack any files.
    – KatieK
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 22:05

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It costs 1TB to sell 600 units of an item (regardless of value - 1, 2, or 3 coins) - so this will net you a maximum of 1800 coins per TB if you are selling the top value item.

Trading Tower Bux:

Option 1: The cheapest option is the exchange of 1 Tower Bux for 250 coins. Let's represent the words "Tower Bux" as "TB" in an effort to save time. 250 coins / 1TB = 250 coins. Therefore, 1TB= 250 coins in the first option. It's an OK investment, but as a persistent investor, you can find a better option.

Option 2: The second option is the exchange of 5 Tower Bux for 1,500 coins. That would mean that 1 Tower Bux, or 1TB, equals 300 coins. 1,500 coins / 5TB = 300 coins, therefore 1TB = 300 coins. The second option would seem to be the better investment, because in Option 2, one Bux equals a whole 50 coins more than in Option 1.

Option 3: Now let's move on to Option 3, which is the exchange of 20 Tower Bux for 20,000 coins. If I do the math; 20,000 coins / 20TB = 1,000 coins, therefore 1TB = 1,000 coins. Huge difference, right? That shoots the worth of a Tower Bux up from 300 coins to 1,000 coins, making Option 3 the best investment so far.

Option 4: This final and most costly exchange is 50 Tower Bux for 100,000 coins. Here's the math: 100,000 coins / 50TB = 2,000 TB. Therefore, 1TB equals a whopping 2,000 coins, which would be the obvious best investment. Considering that the original value of a Tower Bux was 250 coins and now it's 2,000 coins, the final value of one Tower Bux is 8 TIMES MORE than the original investment!

Upgrading floors:

The profit per upgrade is 765 coins/ stock-sale cycle with all 3 dream jobs filled. It's roughly 8 stock-sell cycles, which for most floors will take under 1 day each cycle (at best), or a week to 8 days (at worst) to be making extra compared to buying coins. It would appear to be a good investment to upgrade floors, especially where you have dream jobbers for that floor.

Each upgrade of a floor costs you 3 TB, so you gain roughly 255 coins/sale cycle per TB spent.


If you want fast money, saving TB and taking them to the bank nets you the most bang for your TB instantly, if you save to the top-level of a 50 TB trade. Upgrading floors is probably your second best bet, if you want more money over time. Quick selling is good for a quick cash infusion.

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