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"ROI" stands for "Return on Investment" so, basically, "how much crap I get per donut I spend". The purpose is to use your precious donuts efficiently.

Buildings[]

Buildings are broken down into units (dollars and XP per hour). The units are also broken down into how many you get per hour for every donut you spend. Without factoring in play time, the higher the better. However, if you only check the game twice a day, the Try-n-Save is NOT a good investment for you. If you check twice a day, then you check, on average, every 12hrs so you would want to choose the Observatory, Sprawl-mart, or Asia de Cuba. MONEY AND XP MEAN NOTHING IF YOU'RE NOT AROUND TO COLLECT IT!

Building Name Cost (Donuts) $$$ XP Hours $/hr XP/hr $/hr/ Donut XP/hr/ Donut Char?
Donut Store 100 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.250 0.003
Crazy Cat House 180 500 45 24 20.833 1.875 0.116 0.010 Crazy Cat Lady
Uriah's Heap Recycling Center 135 90 10 4 22.500 2.500 0.167 0.019 Hippie
Monorail Cafe 60 105 11 3 35.000 3.667 0.583 0.061
Ronald Reagan Reeducation Center 165 150 13 8 18.750 1.625 0.114 0.010 Ronald Reagan
Cracker Factory 150 300 30 12 25.000 2.500 0.167 0.017 Luann
Apu's Apartment 160 500 45 24 20.833 1.875 0.130 0.012 Manjula
Lotto 'N' Liquor 150 105 11 3 35.000 3.667 0.233 0.024 Dewey Largo
Cartoon Set 300 90 10 4 22.500 2.500 0.075 0.008 Scratchy
Cartoon Motel 150 120 12 6 20.000 2.000 0.133 0.013 Ms. Mouse
Itchy's 70's Disco 150 200 20 12 16.667 1.667 0.111 0.011 Tina Ballerina
Nighthawk Diner 90 500 45 24 20.833 1.875 0.231 0.021 Rex Banner
Krusty's Mansion 115 200 22 8 25.000 2.75 0.217 0.024
Try-N-Save 70 60 6 2 30.000 3.000 0.429 0.043
Aztec Theatre 80 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.313 0.034
Observatory 75 350 35 16 21.875 2.188 0.292 0.029
Lard Lad Donuts 110 125 13 4 31.250 3.250 0.284 0.030
Sprawl-Mart 90 300 30 12 25.000 2.500 0.278 0.028
Asia de Cuba 100 260 26 10 26.000 2.600 0.260 0.026
Pet Shop 90 90 15 4 22.500 3.750 0.250 0.042 Jub-Jub
Frink's Lab 150 105 11 3 35.000 3.667 0.233 0.024 Professor Frink
Duff Stadium 90 500 45 24 20.833 1.875 0.231 0.021
Community Center 150 135 15 4 33.750 3.750 0.225 0.025 Jasper Beardly
Ferris Wheel 120 260 26 10 26.000 2.600 0.217 0.022
Krustylu Studios 140 150 17 5 30.000 3.400 0.214 0.024 Sideshow Mel
School Bus 120 300 30 12 25.000 2.500 0.208 0.021 Otto
Lugash's Gym 175 135 15 4 33.750 3.750 0.193 0.021 Lugash
Film Set 120 350 35 16 21.875 2.188 0.182 0.018 Rainier Wolfcastle
Duff Brewery 190 200 20 6 33.333 3.333 0.175 0.018 Duffman
Planet Hype 150 300 30 12 25.000 2.500 0.167 0.017
Stu's Disco 180 300 30 12 25.000 2.500 0.139 0.014 Disco Stu
Springfield Coliseum 190 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.132 0.014 Drederick Tatum
Sleep-Eazy Motel 225 300 30 12 25.000 2.500 0.111 0.011 Miss Springfield
Volcano Lair 200 500 50 24 20.833 2.083 0.104 0.010 Hank Scorpio
Kamp Krusty 200 500 45 24 20.833 1.875 0.104 0.009 Kamp Bart
Barney's Bowlarama 250 105 11 5 21.000 2.200 0.084 0.009 Barney Gumble
The Hungry Hun 160 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.156 0.017 Uter
Roger Meyers Story 55 200 20 12 16.667 1.667 0.303 0.030
UPA Talent Agency 150 200 20 12 16.667 1.667 0.111 0.011 June Bellamy
T.G.I. McScratchy's 45 150 13 8 18.75 1.625 0.417 0.036
Nickel 'N' Dime Animation 150 200 20 12 16.667 1.667 0.111 0.011 Jeremy
Fireworks Factory 45 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.555 0.061
Beer-N-Brawl 140 175 18 6 29.167 3.000 0.208 0.021 Lurleen
Rancho Relaxo 130 175 18 6 29.167 3.000 0.224 0.023 Don Vittorio
Lovejoy Residence 180 175 18 6 29.167 3.000 0.162 0.017 Jessica Lovejoy
The Reality Channel 55 135 15 4 33.75 3.750 0.614 0.062
The Happy Sumo 100 90 9 2 45.00 4.500 0.450 0.045 Akira
Big Bug House 50 500 45 24 20.83 1.875 0.417 0.038
African Tree Resort 150 175 18 8 21.88 2.250 0.146 0.015 Kitenge
Serfsons House 185 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.135 0.015 Azzlan
Powell Motors 200 105 11 3 35.000 3.667 0.175 0.018 Herb Powell

Springfield Hunting Supplies

135 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.185 0.020 Grant Connor
Exotic Petting Zoo 100 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.250 0.028
Maison Derriere 150 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.167 0.018 Belle
Stacy's Dream House 55 175 20 6 29.167 3.333 0.530 0.061
Preparatory School 180 175 18 6 29.167 3.000 0.162 0.017 Greta Wolfcastle
Pinkbeardy Yogurt 50 500 45 24 20.83 1.875 0.417 0.038
Chimp Refuge 150 135 15 4 33.75 3.750 0.225 0.025 Dr. Joan Bushwell
Springfield Aquarium 300 200 20 8 25.000 2.500 0.083 0.008 Sarah Wiggum
Atlantis 65 300 30 12 25.000 2.500 0.385 0.038
Shorty's 60 105 11 3 35.000 3.667 0.583 0.061
Pro-Shop 120 300 30 12 25.000 2.500 0.208 0.021 Space Coyote
Tower of Babel 45 300 30 12 25.000 2.500 0.556 0.056
Jewish Heaven 65 175 18 6 29.167 3.000 0.449 0.046
Temple Beth Springfield 150 200 22 8 25.000 2.750 0.167 0.018 Rabbi Krustofsky
Concert Hall 185 135 15 4 33.75 3.750 0.182 0.020 Mozart

Decorations[]

Decorations are pretty simple: you get a certain bonus % for every item. But there is some math to determine which items is the best deal. This table lists the decorations in order from most benefit to least. For example, the Whale will give you 7% increase on everything, but it costs 300 donuts, or in other words, you are paying 42.9 donuts per 1% increase in bonus. The Jet Engine Bike only gives you a 2% increase, but at the low price of 30 donuts, it has 15 donuts per 1% increase. This means that the Jet Engine Bike is almost 3 times better value for your donuts than the whale.

Decoration Name Cost Bonus %/Donut

Donuts Paid for 1%

Notes
Ice God 30 2.25% 0.075 13.33 Limited Time: Yard Sale 2014
Jet Engine Bike 30 2.00% 0.068 15
Devil Float 40 2.50% 0.063 16
Police Car 40 2.00% 0.050 20
Tire Fire 40 2.00% 0.050 20
Homer's Hammock 5 0.25% 0.050 20
Picket Fence 1 0.05% 0.050 20
Channel 6 News Van 40 2.00% 0.050 20
Burns' Limo 40 2.00%

0.050

20
Miniature Nuclear Warhead 45 2.25% 0.050 20
Basketball Game 40 2.00% 0.050 20 Squidport
Left-handed Roadster 40 2.00% 0.050 20
Robby the Automaton 40 2.00% 0.050 20
Knightboat 40 2.00% 0.050 20
Shiva Statue 40 2.00% 0.050 20
DMV Limo 50 2.25% 0.045 22.2
Bench 6 0.25% 0.042 24
Hot tub 60 2.50% 0.042 24
Box of Fireworks 60 2.25% 0.038 26.7
Boardwalk Fountain 75 2.75% 0.037 27.3 Squidport
Lisa Statue of Liberty 75 2.75% 0.037 27.3
Little Lady Justice 75 2.75% 0.037 27.3
Fireworks Barge 80 2.75% 0.034

29.1

Orange Tree 15 0.50% 0.033 30
Apple Tree 15 0.50% 0.033 30
Mount Carlmore 120 3.50% 0.029

34.3

Duff Party Liner 100 2.75% 0.028 36.4
Springfield Sign 170 4.50% 0.026

37.8

Tetherball 20 0.50% 0.025 40
Piece-of-crap car 30 0.75% 0.025 40
Tree Swing 20 0.50% 0.025 40
Burning Bush 20 0.50% 0.025 40
Flower Planter 10 0.25% 0.025 40
Dumpster 10 0.25% 0.025

40

Satellite Dish 30 0.75% 0.025 40
Cannon 20 0.50% 0.025 40
Hot Dog Stand 20 0.50% 0.025 40 Squidport
Popcorn Stand 10 0.25% 0.025 40 Squidport
Radioactive Man Billboard 30 0.75% 0.025 40
Mr. Sparkle Billboard 30 0.75% 0.025 40
Ambulance 30 0.50% 0.017 60
Itchy & Scratchy Billboard 40 1.00% 0.025 40
Whale 300 7.00% 0.023 42.9
Backwater Brewery 25 0.50% 0.020 50
Rocket Car 120 2.00% 0.017 60
Ye Olde Cherry Tree 180 2.75% 0.015 65.5
Ninja Homer Practice Snake 60 0.25% 0.004 240
Rolling Rock 80 3.50% 0.044 22.9
Pinwheel Fireworks 40 2.00% 0.050 20
Itchy Balloon 30 2.00% 0.067 15
Santa's Little Helper Topiary 30 0.50% 0.017 60
Quimby's Broken Promises Billboard 20 0.50% 0.025 40
Giant Robot 75 3.00% 0.040 25
Kodos Topiary 15 0.50% 0.033 30
Kang Topiary 15 0.50% 0.033 30
Flaming Torch 10 0.20% 0.020 50
Donut Boat 225 5.00% 0.022 45
The Mayflower 100 3.00% 0.030 33
The Reality Channel Van 150 4.00% 0.027 37.5 Roy
Picnic Spot 165 4.50% 0.027 36.7
Fat Chalk Outline 5 0.25% 0.050 20
Chalk Outline 5 0.25% 0.050 20
Rigellian Chalk Outline 5 0.25% 0.050 20
Jockey Chalk Outline 5 0.25% 0.050 20
Quimborghini 50 2.25% 0.045 22.2
Chicken Coop 30 0.50% 0.017 60
Forgotten Grave 160 3.75% 0.023 42.7 Frank Grimes
Springfield Gorge 250 5.00% 0.020 50 Daredevil Bart
Golden Calf Idol 30 0.75% 0.025 40
Duff McShark Tank 45 3.50% 0.078 12.9
Duff Statue of Liberty 60 1.50% 0.025 40
Big T Tree 15 0.50% 0.033 30
Plato's Republic Fountain 10 0.25% 0.025 40
Three-Eyed Whale 333 7.00% 0.021 47.6
Suspicious Dirt Pile 10 0.25% 0.025 40
Homer's Ballet 35 0.75% 0.021 46.7
Southern Cracker Fountain 30 0.75% 0.025 40
BBQ Pig 60 2.50% 0.042 24
Giant Lobster Scorpion 35 2.50% 0.071 14
Worm Train 150 2.50% 0.017 60 Yo-Yo
Sumatran Century Flower 40 2.00% 0.050 20
Unfinished Shed 150 2.25% 0.015 66.7 Chester Dupree
Old Gray Mare 40 2.00% 0.050 20
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