Amenities are equal to happiness in Civ 6. You will need approx one Amenity for every two people starting after three people. You do not need any Amenities if you have a population of three or fewer. After that, every two will add up to 1 Amenity. There are both positive and negative effects of Amenities on the population. I am going to explain this in more detail below. This guide will help you with how to get Amenities in Civ 6, as well what is their impact on the population.
How to Unlock New Amenities in Civ 6?
Amenities are of three types in Civ 6. They come from Luxuries, Entertainment, and some other sources. The easiest one is the first one, the Luxuries amenities. All you have to do is check your map for the luxury resources. Finding one will provide +1 Amenities for 4 cities. There are chances that you may also unlock a few special whiles during the exploration. Amenities are shared among the cities, so if you have a city that is displeased and others are happy, then amenities will be distributed to make things even. It is necessary to learn about the resources that can offer you max Amenities. I am going to share the list of Luxuries you must focus on in Civ 6.
There are different activities that will let you get Amenities in the game. I am going to share a list of things you must focus on. Also, the activities that can add more to your Amenities are Plantation, Mining, Quarry, Camps, and Fishing.
If you are having more than one copy of the luxury then just sell it for Gold. If you are having multiple copies of Diamond you won’t get 4+4=8 Luxuries. So just sell them off to empty your inventory space. Not all luxuries are available with every trader, some are reserved with a few ones. Mark their locations and visit them to sell duplicate luxuries. There are certain abilities that can ease the distribution of the Amenities among the cities. For example, the Aztec’s ability that can evenly distribute amenities among 6 to 8 cities. Luxuries that offer you +4 to +6 or higher are special ones. Focusing on them will save your time in unlocking more happiness in the city.
Negative & Positive Impact Of Amenities in Civ 6
There are three impacts of Amenities on Civ 6. Your city can be either Ecstatic, Happy, or Content. Each has its own effects which can amplify your growth and food yield.
- Ecstatic: Requires 3 or More Amenities. (+20% Growth & +10% Non-Food Yields)
- Happy: Requires 1-2 or More Amenities. (+10% Growth & +5% Non-Food Yields)
- Content: Equal to the amount needed per person.
- Displease: 1-2 Amenities less than needed. (-15% Growth & -5% Non-Food Yields)
- Unhappy: 3-4 Amenities less than needed. (-30% Growth & -10% Non-Food Yields)
- Unrest: 1-2 Amenities less than needed. (-15% Growth & -5% Non-Food Yields)
- Revolt: 7 or more Amenities less than needed. (-100% Growth & -60% Non-Food Yields)
You can check out the impact of not having the right amenities in your empire. This matters a lot, and it is best to stay on the Happy level. If you go down to Revolt the city will have more barbarians. They will attack your exiting luxuries and it is quite difficult to pull the city out of this. If you are going in that direction check our guide on how to deal with Barbarians in Civ 6. Also here is our Civ 6 Tier List of the strongest leader. The guide will help you pick some of the best leaders in the game.