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For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Apartment.

Apartment Block are for lower-income couples and medium-income single Tropicans.


Normal Maintenance: Maintains respectable living conditions.
Roach Patrol: The maintenance needed for the building is cut in half, but the housing quality is lowered by 30%.


Upon completion, these have attractive décor items around the rear and roof and will likely attract trash and/or a Dumpsters as time passes. The single entrance gives the player two basic options for placement; front-facing roadway or nearest garage egress.

In-Game Text


"Huge improvement over tenements, Apartments offer a major housing quality boost, and cost only 1000 $ more, but shelter fewer families. It's wise to stack the bulk of your people in these buildings. Since they aren't as much of an eyesore as tenements, you can safely place them closer to your tourist areas."


"Most Tropicans will be very pleased with the housing value of the Apartments."


USSR_Development_Aid edict lowers the placement cost by ~50%($2500) depending on other cost adjustments.

Place near lower-income workplaces; priced for low-income couples, maybe middle-income singles. Single low-income Tropicans can take longer drives from a Tenement or hoof-it from a nearby Country House.

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