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

Tenement are cheapish, high density housing for lower paid Tropicans households.


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 a few ugly décor items and will likely attract trash and/or a Dumpsters as time passes. The 2 egresses may not be convenient, being in the rear right quadrant, depends on distances to nearest garage egress and roadway drop-off points.

In-Game Text


"Gray, run-down, overcrowded buildings. Perfect breeding ground for adolescent criminals. Tenements aren't going to make any Tropicans particularly happy and the tourists will complain, but hey, anything is better than a shack!


"Large residential building with low housing quality."


USSR_Development_Aid edict lowers the placement cost by ~50%($2000) depending on other cost adjustments. Also see Shack (Tropico 3)#Strategy


  • The Tenement is based on the Eastern European panel tenements from the communist era. This explains the effect of the USSR Development Aid edict.
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