Whether it's in a metropolis or a small town, there's no place like home. Thus, we are glad to introduce the newest update of the New World - eRepublik Cities! While they have existed since the beginning of times, they will now get new roles.
A man's home is his castle... in a manor of speaking. Starting Day 3,468, you can set your Residence in one of the towns and cities for some exciting bonuses!
But before we cut the ribbon, let us explain how Cities work. If you like the thought of establishing your residence in a city, good news! You will be able to benefit from better houses both in terms of house durability, energy pool size and energy recovery for the time period you spend in that city.
The residents will benefit from increased energy recovery speed and the extra energy pool as long as they stay in the city of residence according to the chart below.
Choose your residence wisely - when traveling away from the city of residence, the recoverable energy bonus is not available and the extra energy pool is only active for 30 minutes from the moment of departure.
Once a citizen becomes a resident of a city, they can no longer turn back to their “nomad” status. The houses they have active in the cities will benefit of the durability bonus. The houses usage of a resident citizen will no longer have the option to be paused.
The cities are grouped in 5 tiers based on the number of citizens who are residents of the city. Their size not only influences the values of residential tax and the property tax but it also affects the durability bonus of the inhabited houses in the city as per the table below.
Establishing a residence
In order to establish a residence in a city, a citizen needs to travel to the city, apply for a residential permit and pay the one time residential tax and the prorata property tax (if they have active houses).
The residential permit is approved automatically and the active houses will be transferred to the new city if the citizen can pay the above taxes.
The municipality can levy taxes to fund the city budget.
The residential tax - depends of the size of the city and is collected when a citizen establishes their residence in a city
The property tax - is collected for each house based on its global market price and the actual (remaining) durability of the house. It is paid when a citizen moves in a house in their resident city. While the property tax will initially have an universal value, in the future it will be set by the mayor and the city council.
The city budget is founded by the currency collected from the local taxes and a subsidy from the taxes collected at the government level.
The current subsidy is 10% of the country income and divided equally between all the cities of the country. In the future the congress will be able to increase the value of the subsidy
The mayor and city council are the ones who decide on how to use the money in the local budget.
The cities are grouped in 5 tiers, based on the number residents each city has. The values of the residential tax and the property tax, as well as the durability bonus of the inhabited houses will vary from one tier to another.
The local elections module will be added as the next step in the following weeks.
Make sure to go over the Cities Tutorial to gain a better understanding of the mechanics and the new features.
I have applied to be resident in a City. Can I become nomad again?
No, once you are a resident, you cannot go back to being a nomad.
I am resident in a city. Can I change my residence?
Yes. Just travel to another city and tap on the “Become a resident” button.
Is there a limit for how many times you can change your Residence?
No, there is not.
Why hasn’t my house energy pool bonus doubled?
The house energy pool bonus doesn’t double when you become a resident. You will only receive the +50 energy pool bonus from the Central Park.
Since I have activated my House(s), the size of my City changed. Will the bonuses be updated too?
No, the bonuses of activated Houses don't change when the city does. They are granted when the house is activated.
The updates to the politics module will be introduced soon. Until then we cannot answer any of your questions.