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Simpsons Tapped Out - Fastest Money

Posted by BobM on March 9, 2013

I've been playing SImpsons Tapped Out and started to wonder, when I send one of the characters off on a task, what generates the most money and/or XP the quickest?

With some free time while it's snowing outside and a little bit of easy math, here's what I've come up with based on a few of the characters I currently have access to on Level 12.  The summary?  The longer a task takes, the less return you actually get for the time.

Here's a couple of charts for a couple of characters; you can see they are basically identical, and that seems pretty much the same for other characters.

Apu

Task Reward XP Reward Time Reward/min XP Reward/min
Pray to Ganesh $3 1 45 s $4.00 1.33
Feed the Octuplets $70 17 60 m $1.17 0.28
Kwik-E-Mart 4hr Shift $175 45 4 h $0.73 0.19
Relax in the Brown House   $225 55 6 h $0.63 0.15
Kwik-E-Mart 8hr Shift $275 70 8 h $0.57 0.15
Kwik-E-Mart 12hr Shift $420 100 12 h $0.58 0.14
Kwik-E-Mart 24hr Shift $600 150 24 h $0.42 0.1

 

Mr. Burns

Task Reward XP Reward Time Reward/min XP Reward/min
Fire Random Employee $3 1 45 s $4.00 1.33
Brisk Constitutional $70 17 60 m $1.17 0.28
Read from the Necronomicon   $175 45 4 h $0.73 0.19
Hide Nuclear Waste $275 70 8 h $0.57 0.15
Walk the Hounds $420 100 12 h $0.58 0.14
Run the Planet $600 150 24 h $0.42 0.1

 

Obviously, if you've got nothing but time on your hands to tap yourself silly, the short 45s tasks give you the most bang-for-your-buck (or time in this case.) The same is true for special tasks like planting crops on Cletus' farm; while planting Actual Corn might reward you with $36000 (it costs $9000 to plant, remember) it takes 90 days, and when you run out the math that's only $0.28 per minute.

So pIck the shortest possible task based on when you will return to the game in order to get the most out of your time.