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Civilization VI: How to Get Gold Fast

Civilization VI will have you taking care of cities and naturally this means you need to make sure your economy is booming. Luckily, it’s not too hard to keep tabs on your gold expenses and profits. On the top side of your screen, you’ll see your civilization total gold, and next to it with a plus sign, how much they earn every turn.

Here are the different ways you’ll want to focus in on in order to get more gold each turn:


  • Improvements on tiles
  • The Commercial District and its buildings
  • Great Merchants
  • Trading Posts
  • Trade Routes
  • Barbarian Outpost takeovers
  • Tribal Villages
  • City-States envoys
  • Pillaging
  • Capturing cities
  • Diplomacy deals with other civilization
  • Certain Leader perks
  • Certain Policy Cards

It’s necessary to keep these in mind, and never let your expenditures get too high. What might lead you into the red?

  • Building maintenance costs
  • Unit maintenance costs
  • Purchasing tiles
  • Purchasing buildings
  • Purchasing units
  • Diplomacy deals
  • Losing cities

So just make sure to keep these in mind. Without money, you won’t be able to spend money. Gold is vital to flourish your civilizations, expand quickly, and keep your citizens happy. Or, you know, even other civilizations off your back. Zero in on what you now know will earn you gold, and cut down on costs to get filthy rich.

For more help with Civilization VI, be sure to check out our wiki for guides and tips!

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