My City Life Cheats & Tips: Six easy ways to get ahead

The basics to My City Life are the same as in most social networking games -- buy things to collect money and points in order to level up and buy more things. However, that's where the similarities end between My City Life and games like Farmville. Using a combination of urban planning and statistical study, My City Life offers the player a chance to build their own city from the bottom up. Here are six tips to get started on the path to a perfect city.

1. Quickly populate the city

The secret to moving up in My City Life is not the amount of neighbors (aka friends) that join up. Instead, it's the amount of virtual citizens that populate the city. To get more "people" to relocate, houses need to be purchased. The only houses to purchase at first are small and cost 30 coins. Yet, only a few of these houses allow a user to move up to the next level. As the levels increase so do the types of residences. As players reach level 8 they can begin purchasing apartment complexes, just as long as they have enough citizens.

2. Provide transportation

Another way to get ahead is to build-up the city's transportation infrastructure, which is done by placing a series of roads around the district. At level three bigger items like bus stops and train stations can be added to the mix. Coins and points do not get collected on the roads; however, they do on the other transportation items.

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