Cities Skylines features a milestone progression system. Each time you reach a certain population milestone additional gameplay and related buildings, overlay and settings become available. This is a great way to keep the game simple at the start but challenging near the end.
Besides knowing all future milestones you might be interested in how useful these unlocks actually are. I will do my best to pass judgement on all unlocks in the coming weeks.
|Little Hamlet||500||Elementary School, Medical Clinic, Landfill Site||Taxes, Loans, Garbage, Healthcare, Education|
|Worthy Village||1000||Police Station, Fire House||2km x 2km, Districts, Policies, Second Loan, Industry Specializations, Services Policies, Fire Department, Police Department, Unique Buildings, Forestry Specialization, Agriculture Specialization|
|Tiny Town||1500||High School||Decoration, Level 2 Unique Buildings, Pet Ban, Smoking Ban, Parks and Recreation|
|Boom Town||2600||Bus Depot, Advanced Wind Turbine, Cemetery||2km x 2km, Transport, Level 3 Unique Buildings, Bus, Recycle, Recreational Use, Ore Industry Specialization|
|Busy Town||5500||City Planning Policies, Level 4 Unique Buildings, Free Public Transport, Heavy Traffic Ban, Oil Industry Specialization|
|Big Town||7500||Metro Station, University, Incineration Plant||2km x 2km, Taxation Policies, Level 5 Unique Buildings, Metro, Education Boost, Tax Raise, Tax Relief, High Density Residential Zone, High Density Commercial Zone, Office Zone|
|Small City||11000||Train Station, Cargo Train Terminal, Hydro Power Plant||Level 6 Unique Buildings, Train, Small Buniness Enthusiast, Big Business Benefactor, Industrial Space Planning, High Tech Housing, Highrise Ban|
|Big City||16000||Water Treatment Plant, Crematorium||2km x 2km|
|Grand City||20000||Solar Power Plant||Third Lone|
|Capital City||32000||Harbor, Cargo Harbor||2km x 2km, Ship|
|Colossal City||44000||Nuclear Power Plant||2km x 2km|
|Metropolis||65000||Airport||2km x 2km,Plane|
|Megalopolis||80000||2km x 2km, Monuments|
Little Hamlet – Reach a population of 500
- Taxes: Optional
Unlocks the ability to set custom tax rates for residential, commercial and industry zones. Default settings is 9%. Leave it if you do not know what you are doing.
- Loans: Important
Allows you to take a €21.000 loan at 5% interest.Important to quickly expand your city.
Garbage collection is extremely important in Cities Skylines. If you fail to gather garbage buildings will abandon. Meaning a loss of income or even population.
Healthcare is important for happiness and it can prevent deaths.
Education allows your residential area to level up. When buildings level up they can house more families and therefore pay additional taxes. Educated citizens are also good for your industries. Educating your citizens takes time!
- Elementary School: Important
The first building to provide Education to your child citizens. I recommend constructing it immediately because education takes time.
- Medical Clinic: Essential
The Medical Clinic is your basic health care solutionThis clinic can send out 8 ambulances and “store” up to 100 patients. The range is about a single tile (2kmx2km). A single medical clinic should be enough up to 10.000 citizens.
- Landfill Site: Essential
This building will send out up to 15 trucks to gather garbage. This will only be sufficient for very small cities so expect to construct multiple landfills so you have enough trucks to drive across town.
To be continued…
There are 12 milestones. How far did you get??? (And as usual if you have any questions or remarks feel free to post them in the comments).