City Centers

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City centers are huge megastructures that boost a colony's economy by increasing the population growth rate and income:

  • Credit Income increases without having to raise the tax rate.
  • Each additional city center further increases the population growth rate and income.
  • City Centers need to be unlocked by performing the relevant research.
  • A city center can be upgraded to the level above if the above level has been unlocked through research.
  • It's not possible to construct a level 2 or 3 city center directly - only a level 1 (which can then be upgraded).

City Centers

  City Centre Level 1.png City Centre Level 2.png City Centre Level 3.png
Level 1 2 3
Upgradable Yes Yes No
Research to unlock Globalization.png Globalization Decentralization.png Decentralization Megalopolises.png Megalopolises
Civilization specific names
Mankind City Center City Center Decentralized City Center Megalopolis
People's Realm City Center City Center Decentralized City Center Megalopolis
Ripchee City Center City Center Decentralized City Center Megalopolis
Syntis TB32 - Depositor TB32D - Depositor TB32M - Depositor


Level 1, 2 and 3 city centers each need to be unlocked separately by researching the relevant technology (see 'Research to unlock' in the table above).

Constructing and upgrading

  • Level 1 city centers can be constructed directly.
  • Level 2 city centers can be built only by upgrading a level 1 city center.
  • Level 3 city centers can be built only by upgrading a level 2 city center.

Stats & Upgrade Costs

MankindCity Center1City Center Decentralized3%10,0000305,0001,0001,800
MankindCity Center Decentralized2City Center Megalopolis6%10,0000305,0005,0009,000
MankindCity Center Megalopolis3-9%10,0000305,00025,00045,000
People's RealmCity Center1City Center Decentralized3%10,0000305,0001,0001,800
People's RealmCity Center Decentralized2City Center Megalopolis6%10,0000305,0005,0009,000
People's RealmCity Center Megalopolis3-9%10,0000305,00025,00045,000
RipcheeCity Center1City Center Decentralized3%10,0000305,0001,0001,800
RipcheeCity Center Decentralized2City Center Megalopolis6%10,0000305,0005,0009,000
RipcheeCity Center Megalopolis3-9%10,0000305,00025,00045,000
SyntisTB32 - Depositor1TB32D - Depositor4%10,0000305,0001,0001,800
SyntisTB32D - Depositor2TB32M - Depositor8%10,0000305,0005,0009,000
SyntisTB32M - Depositor3-12%10,0000305,00025,00045,000


  • Level: the tech-level of the city center
  • Upgrade: whether the city center can be upgraded to a higher level or not
  • Increase: percentage boost to population growth rate and income
  • Personnel: number of colonists required to operate (contributes to employment)
  • Desirability: effect on colony happiness
  • PC (Power Consumption MWt): amount of colony power required
  • Be (Beron): cost in beron
  • Credits: cost in credits
  • Build: build time in seconds