Pharaoh/Cleopatra Housing Chart
There is an incredible amount of information to be found on this site, and others, about the game of Pharaoh/Cleo. Of all of these wonderful resources, the one that I have referred to most often is the Housing Levels chart that I found on Grumpus The Elder's site Which Way To Thebes.
Lately I have been playing on the higher difficulty levels, and Grumpus' chart is only accurate for Normal Difficulty. Also, Grumpus' chart is lacking information on taxes, which I find very useful. Nero Would prepared a chart, Housing data table, which included information for all difficulty levels on taxes, prosperity and entertainment. Nero Would's chart did not include the required desirability levels for housing evolution, and neither chart included the desirability effect that the different levels of housing had on nearby housing.
What I have tried to accomplish here is to develop a chart that included all of the information found in the works of Grumpus The Elder and Nero Would, plus add a little additional information of my own. I hope that some of you will find this chart useful as well.
Due to the large amount of information included in this chart, it must be viewed at 1024 x 768 (or higher) with a minimum setting of 256 colors.
This chart consists of two pages, with a legend for each page. The link to page two is at the bottom of this page. Before printing this chart, set your printer's top margin to .75" (1.90 cm), the bottom, left and right margins to .50" (1.27 cm) and turn "header" and "footer" off (leave blank).
Also, be sure and check out the Pharaoh/Cleo Structures Chart. It is a nice compliment to the Housing Level Chart.
|Housing Level||Siz||Pop||Evolve / Entertainment||Services||Prosperity||Taxes||Desirability|
|Sturdy Hut||1x1||7||-10||-10||-10||-10||-10||Well or Water Supply||10||10||10||15||20||1||1||1||1||2||-2||-1||0||0||0||0|
|Meager Shanty||1x1||9||-5||-5||-5||-6||-7||1 Type of Food||15||15||15||20||25||1||1||1||2||3||-2||-1||0||0||0||0|
|Common Shanty||1x1||11||0||0||0||-1||-2||Access to 1 God||20||20||20||25||30||1||1||1||2||3||-2||-1||0||0||0||0|
|Rough Cottage||1x1||13||4||4||4||3||2||Water Supply||25||25||25||30||35||1||2||2||2||3||-2||-1||0||0||0||0|
|Spacious Homestead||1x1||17||17||16||16||15||14||Physician or Mortician||45||45||45||50||55||2||2||2||3||4||-1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Common Residence||2x2||80||33||32||32||30||29||Scribe School or Library||60||60||60||70||80||3||3||3||4||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Spacious Residence||2x2||84||41||40||40||38||37||Dentist & 2 Types of Food||65||70||70||80||90||3||3||3||4||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Fancy Residence||2x2||92||55||53||53||51||50||Access to 2 Gods||75||80||90||100||120||4||4||4||5||6||2||1||0||0||0||0|
|Common Manor||3x3||100||60||58||58||56||55||1 Type of Luxury Good||450||450||500||600||650||11||10||10||12||13||3||2||1||0||0||0|
|Spacious Manor||3x3||108||65||63||63||61||60||Physician & Mortician||550||600||600||700||750||11||10||11||13||14||3||2||1||0||0||0|
|Elegant Manor||3x3||116||70||68||68||66||64||School & Library Access 3 Gods*||650||700||700||800||850||12||12||12||14||15||4||4||3||3||2||2|
|Modest Estate||4x4||184||82||80||80||77||75||2 Types of Luxury Goods||1500||1600||1600||1900||2000||15||15||15||16||17||5||5||4||4||3||3|
|Palatial Estate||4x4||200||92||90||90||87||85||3 Types of Food **||1800||1900||1900||2200||2300||15||16||16||17||18||5||5||4||4||3||3|
|* For the Easy Difficulty Level, 3 Gods are not required until you get to Stately Manor.|
|** For the Very Easy Level, 3 types of food are not required.|
|*** The chart that Grumpus The Elder made (for Normal Difficulty) had "Senet House" at this location. This is an entertainment requirement. With the "entertainment bonus", a Stately Manor could be evolved on Normal Difficulty (and on Hard Difficulty if Cleo isn't installed) without a Senet House.|
|Colors: The vertical bands of color have been used to distinguish the various Difficulty Levels. VH=Very Hard, H=Hard, N=Normal, E=Easy and VE=Very Easy. The horizontal bands of color are to aid in reading across the chart.|
|Siz (Size): Size of the housing that this level produces. For housing that can be either 1x1 or 2x2, both are listed.|
|Pop (Population): The maximum number of people that the house will hold.|
|In the columns with the gray heading are listed all of the requirements for housing to evolve to the designated level. These include the desirability of the area necessary to Evolve, Entertainment points required and the necessary Services that need to be provided. Evolve: For housing to develop to this level, the Desirability of the area must obtain this minimum value. For housing that covers more than a 1x1 area, at least one tile must obtain this minimum value. This value increases as the difficulty level increases and is shown in the top row, right justified. Entertainment: Entertainment must be provided for housing to evolve beyond Rough Cottage. The amount of entertainment required increases as the difficulty level increases and is shown in the bottom row, left justified. If you have questions about entertainment, visit the thread by Nero Would: Entertainment - more than you may want to know. A brief summary on Entertainment: You get 10 points for a Juggler, 20 points for a Musician, 30 points for a Dancer and 40 points for a Senet House (or Zoo if you have Cleo installed). There is also an entertainment bonus available, which can amount to a maximum of 20 points. Services: What you must provide, in addition to the desirability of the area and entertainment, for housing to evolve to this level.|
|Prosperity: I can't explain this any better than Nero Would did in his Housing data table post. This is what Nero Would had to say on the subject: "Your Prosperity Rating is evaluated every 3 months and may increase depending on your cities profitability, unemployment, wages and other factors. But your prosperity will not increase above a "cap" that is determined by the prosperity values of your housing. To calculate the prosperity cap, multiply the prosperity value of each house by the current (not maximum) population. Add up this number for each house in your city, divide by the total population and round down to a whole number. For example, if you are playing on Hard and have 1300 people living in Rough Cottages (100 Rough Cottages if they are all full) and you have 1000 people living in Common Residences (say 25 Common Residences each half full), your prosperity cap is: (1300*25 + 1000*60) / 2300 = 40"|
|Taxes: For each level of difficulty, you will find two numbers corresponding to each level of housing. The number in the top row (the smaller value, left-justified) is the "tax rate multiplier" for the house. Again, I am quoting Nero Would: "To calculate the annual taxes paid by a house, you multiply the number of occupants by the tax rate multiplier, by the city tax rate, and by 6. For example, on Hard and with the default 9% tax rate, a full common residence pays annual taxes of: 80 * 3 * 9% * 6 = 129 debens." The number in the bottom row (the larger value, right-justified) is the amount of tax that a full house of this level will pay at a 10% tax rate. I chose 10% because it is easy to adjust for other tax rates. Multiply this number by .7 for a 7% tax rate, or 1.5 for a 15% tax rate, etc. (For houses that can be either 1x1 or 2x2, the number shown is for the 2x2 version of the house.)|
|Desirability: This is different from the "Evolve" value found earlier in the chart. The number in the "D1" column represents the desirability effect (positive or negative) that the house has on adjacent squares. The number in the "D2" column represents the desirability effect 2 tiles from the house. "D3" = 3 tiles, etc. 6 tiles is the maximum range that the desirability effect extends for any house. For example, the Desirability Chart of a Stately Manor (4,4,3,3,2,2) would look like this:
|Credits: Most of the information contained in this Chart was provided by Nero Would. Additional information was obtained from my review of the Pharaoh_Model.txt files and from tests that I made. The original concept and format of the Chart was derived from the work of Grumpus The Elder on his site "Which Way To Thebes". If there are any errors in the Chart, they are entirely by own. VitruviusAIA|
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