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Ratings are how people provide feedback on the aspects of their lives. There are many different ratings in the game from how Tropicans reflect on how good (or bad) their lives are to how well a building provides service.

Happiness Ratings

Each individual Tropican has their own ratings on the following items. When put together their average rating can be found in the Almanac (and above the minimap as the Overall rating). Note that a building requires employees to provide services, simply building a Church doesn't mean the quality of Religion will improve.

Food Quality

Food Quality is the volume and variety of food available to the population.

  • Improved by:
    • Increasing the amount and variety of food available. (Different types of food).
    • Constructing Marketplaces to distribute food does not improve Food Quality, but provides storage for excess food, which may forestall a food shortage(skipped meals) if a calamity should befall the island's food production.
    • Issuing the Food for the People edict; which may deplete food reserves if food production is borderline. This may cause skipped meals short term and starvation if food production is in shortage. It increases meals distributed and consumed.
    • Constructing a Humanitarian Aid Camp, if food is in shortage. It only lasts 3 years, so use the time to expand food production.
  • Damaged by:
    • Starvation(deaths) and to a lesser extent Skipped Meals.

Housing Quality

The type of building a Tropican lives in directly affects the Housing Quality rating.

  • Improved by:
    • Constructing better/higher quality Housing that is affordable.
  • Damaged by:
    • Lack of housing or overpricing it(resulting in shacks). Check the Occupancy Overlay to find the unappreciated Housing.
    • Generally having lower quality housing(Tenements or worse).


Determined by the availability and service quality of religious buildings.

  • Improved by:
  • Damaged by:
    • Not having enough churches or cathedrals.


How varied and numerous the entertainment venues in the area are.

  • Improved by:

Health Care

A rating of a citizen's care received from a health provider(Doctor); lacking a facility, they patronage a voodoo doctor.

Crime Safety

A rating of how safe a citizen is at both home and work.


The environment is determined by the Beauty and Pollution levels around a citizen's home and workplace.

  • Improved by:
    • Constructing Landmarks & Beauty buildings (High Beauty structures, gardens, fountains, and trees)
    • Constructing a Garbage Dump
      • Both upgrades to this building reduces its pollution output
  • Damaged by:


The amount of freedom a citizen has.

Job Quality

The quality of the person's workplace (if they have a job, how hard they have to work for how much money they earn.

  • Improved by:
    • Increasing wages
    • Building improvements (for instance: installing Skylights in factories)
  • Damaged by:
    • Unemployment
    • Decreasing wages


Respect is based on the individual's Political views (namely which Faction they support) and your actions.

  • Improved by:
    • Enacting Edicts that are aligned with a Faction a Tropican is a follower of.
    • Random event outcomes
  • Damaged by:
    • Enacting Edicts that are against a Faction a Tropican is a follower of.
    • Random event outcomes.
    • Not meeting factions' demands.

Tourism Ratings

Each Tourist will rate their stay on the island with 4 categories. Each of these has a weight that determines how important it is to the tourist.


This is a rating of how high the quality of service is in the Tourist's lodging. Having more expensive/higher class Accommodations in general will help with some tourists but not every one will be able to afford such fees. Having mediocre quality lodgings (Hotels, Bungalows) for low fees will drastically improve anyone's stay.

1-20 1
21-40 2
41-60 3
61-80 4
81-100+ 5

Ensuring the accommodations are placed on high beauty(Green) land, improves not only the Service Quality, but will also effect the cash flow. Spending Limits are not a factor with the Multiplier, just the Fee rate.

Pollution, even a lite dusting in the overlay, will start to reduce the Service Quality. If noticeably 'Yellow' or worse, a significate impact has likely taken effect.

Accommodations List
Name Service Quality
# of
# of
Motel 15~105 1 5 2 Poor 15
Hotel 25~115 2 6 3 Rich 15
Luxury Hotel 35~125 3 10 6 Rich 20
Bungalow 45~135 1 1 1 None 15
Skyscraper Hotel 55~145 5 16 8 Rich 20
Beach Villa 75~165 2 2 1 Rich 30
Note: Tourism Rating Bonus may be a little less due to Low Service Quality.


The Attractions rating can be quite different for each tourist as they do not share the same preferences. Ensuring this rating is kept high can be expensive as it requires having a variety of attractions to choose from. In addition the quality of service from these buildings should be high to get the best tourist reviews. Balancing Tropican Entertainment needs, pricing and service restrictions, may be challenging early in the islands development.

Tourist Attractions & Entertainment List
Name type service quality range tourism rating bonus A=tourist only / E=both? Wealth tag default fee

Crime Safety

Crime Safety is the measure of how safe a Tourist feels during their stay. In reality the rating is a measurement of crime around the Tourist's hotel and the last attraction they visited. Spring Break tourists will actually increase crime in an area so having ample Policemen for these types is imperative.


The amount of pollution near the Tourist's lodging and last attraction visited. Any methods used to reduce pollution will help to improve this rating.


The average rating of the 4 main categories, the weight of each has an impact on this final statistic.