Purchases and Sales of Land Plots

In Capitalism Lab, you can purchase and sell land plots.

The strategy is to acquire land plots in downtown at low prices. With a growing city economy and reduced supply of land in downtown, the land prices will only go up, delivering an excellent return on investment.

Land Value

The value of a land plot is affected by:

1) The economy of the city. You can view the macro economic indicators displayed below the mini-map. Their correlations are as follows: inflation will drive land values higher in general; increases in a city’s real wage rate will increase land values too; GDP growth and the economic state also affect land values.

2) If the location has reserve of natural resources, it will be a lot more costly to acquire the land plot.

3) The density of buildings around the land plot and the types of buildings. For instance, office buildings, apartments, and retail stores will lift up the land cost more so than factories.

Also see:
The Evolution of Shanghai from 1990 to 2010 – showing a scenario where the player acquires a large piece of land and develops a new residential area from the ground up.