Best Anno 1800 City Layouts

In this Anno 1800 City Layouts guide we’ll be going over the best ways to build and organize your city. Having the most optimal Anno 1800 City layout is going to be crucial in order to maximize the efficiency of all your buildings and production.

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City Layout 1

Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup City 1

Each residence in this layout is close enough to all dependent buildings to get the maximum number of housing available. Though, this layout is less modular than the second one and you wont have any space for ornamental buildings.

Cost of construction:
22000 – Loans
640 – Timber
90 – Bricks
36 – Steel beams
40 – Windows

Service Cost: 390

Maximum Total population available in this city layout: 5440

City Layout 2

Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup City 2

The Tier III is fully autonomous and modular, with almost complete service coverage. The maximum total population implies that all residential premises have been upgraded to level 3.

Cost of construction:
19500 – Loans
76 – Timber
65 – Bricks
36 – Steel beams
40 – Windows

Service Cost: 340

Maximum total population available with this city layout: 2880

City Layout 3

Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup City 3

The Tier III end-game plan, which contains 478 houses (or 486, with 4 smaller fire stations).

Cost of construction:
47,500 loans
1200 timber
265 Bricks
160 Steel beams
170 Windows


Service Cost: 1200

Maximum total population available with this city layout: 14340

Lumberjack And Sawmill Positioning

Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup Lumberjack
Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup Sawmill

The first image shows the production layout for basic lumber and the second one for refined lumber.

Soap Production Building Layout

Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup Soap

This production layout is relatively simple and will provide you with Soap production.

Bread Production Building Layout

Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup Bread Food

This Bread building production layout will provide you with Bread even without a fully upgraded warehouse.

Canned Food Production Building Layout

A relatively easy layout for producing Canned Food, which you will definitely need in your Anno 1800 playthrough.

Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup Canned Food

Beer Production Building Layout

Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup Beer

If you’re planning on producing Beer, this layout features a full production cycle that is not missing anything.

Sail Production Layout

Anno 1800 Best City Layouts Guide Maximize Housing And Production Efficient Buildings Setup Sail

Lastly, you’ll definitely need to produce some Sails. This is currently the best Sail Production layout that features buildings in a very organised way.

Credits to – Captain Iglo as some images are from his layout guide.

1 COMMENT

  1. I think what many don’t realize is, that each population tier (Farmers, Workers, Artisans, Engineers, Investors), often don’t require some of previous needs, such as market, pubs, schools etc.

    For example, once a house is upgraded to Artisan, they no longer require a market nor a pub. With each tier upgrade, they don’t require 2 previous things anymore, but instead 2 new ones. https://imgur.com/a/UXlf4xi

    This way, if you upgrade and entire area from Workers to Artisan, you can replace the pub and market with a theater and university. Otherwise you just have a useless market and pub lying around, taking up space and maintenance costs.

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