BitLife Money: How to become rich

Screenshot from BitLife, showing a character with stacks of money surrounding them

Screenshot from BitLife, showing a character with stacks of money surrounding them

In BitLife, it's entirely up to you to live the life you want. You can be a decent citizen and have a normal job, or you can commit a crime and become a feared criminal. In both cases, you'll need some money. That's exactly what this BitLife money guide is for.

Of course, money is just one part of the BitLife experience, and there's plenty to explore elsewhere. If you fancy earning your money through underhand tactics, our BitLife Mafia guide will explore how a life of crime can fund your purchases.

What is BitLife money?

As you might expect, BitLife money is exactly that: the game's currency. You use money to purchase everything, from homes to cars and pets to private jets. Interestingly, the money you use will vary based on the nation in which your BitLife character lives.

For instance, if your character is born in the USA, you can spend dollars. If they're born in the UK, they'll use pounds, and so on. It adds a bit of depth and realism to BitLife, which already aims to be as all-encompassing as possible.

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Character overview in BitLife.

BitLife money is the motivator for everything you do in this text-based life simulator. You'll get a job to earn that sweet yearly salary or commit crimes to make your money a little quicker. In a game that doesn't have any specific objectives or narratives, your path is up to you, but at the end of each life, you'll get a statistic showing your net worth. As such, you'll likely want that to be as high as possible. Therefore, money rules supreme in BitLife.

How to earn BitLife money

There are three main ways to get rich in BitLife:

  • Earn money through a job
  • Steal wealth through a life of crime
  • Be born into royalty

Before choosing a job, it will tell you how much you'll make each time you advance, slightly more than the money you see in your account due to the game's income tax mechanics. Not all jobs pay especially well, but if you stick at a job for long enough, you'll earn promotions, which romotions usually include a generous pay rise.

If you don't feel like entering the 9-to-5 world, you can earn BitLife money without holding down a job. The crime mechanics are especially useful here, as you can earn a good amount from burgling your neighbours, stealing cars, or robbing banks.

Your best chance of being rich with BitLife money is out of your hands: being born into a wealthy bloodline. If you're born into royalty, you'll never need to worry about getting a job or earning money, as you'll instantly have millions. The same can be said if your parents are celebrities or just generally wealthy. Sadly, you can't predict if this will happen, so it's mostly down to luck.

What can I buy with BitLife money?

Just as there are a lot of ways to make money, there are even more ways to spend it. You'll primarily use your money to purchase assets like houses and cars. These are quite expensive purchases that require some saving, but they dramatically boost your net worth by doing so. Equally, you'll end up spending more money to maintain these purchases, such as fixing your car following a crash or renovating a house before you sell it.

Elsewhere, your money won't be quite as useful. You can use it to purchase more trivial experiences, such as paying for a vacation with your family or paying fees to emigrate to a different country. That's on top of other experiences like going to clubs or movie showings. However, it's especially handy in countries that don't have universal healthcare, as you'll have to pay your own medical fees. If you need surgery to remedy a condition but don't have the money, you'll be in a sticky situation.

Lastly, you can also spend BitLife money by gambling in a winner-takes-all move to accrue even more expendable income. You can head to the casino to try out blackjack, horse racing, and even the lottery in their own minigames. These methods are much riskier, and you could lose all your money by taking part. However, if you've got more BitLife money than sense, it's a good way to burn through some cash.

Which jobs are best for BitLife money?

Of course, you'll want to get the highest-paying job possible to ensure that your bank account looks as healthy as it can be. That isn't always an easy feat, and as such, it's a good idea to enrol in higher education and get a degree. This will open up a path to more lucrative jobs, and pave the way for promotions in the future. In particular, you can earn a lot of money in law and business jobs. Of course, you'll need a degree and plenty of experience before landing these jobs.

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Equally, jobs tied to the fame system are relatively high-paying, too. If you manage to become a singer, sports star, or actor, you can earn millions in your base salary. On top of that, you can partake in photoshoots or write a book to earn even more on the side. Those careers tend to be quite short-lived before you're unceremoniously fired for being too old, so it's best to earn as much money as you can.

That's everything you need to know about BitLife money. We've run through what money does, how to earn it, and what you can spend it on. Armed with this knowledge, you can now go out there and build up a dynasty, ensuring your future generations will remain financially secure for years to come.

Elsewhere, we've also got details on how to use BitLife God Mode, too. That's a particularly handy option to customise your game - though we recommend avoiding the BitLife mod options that exist in dark corners of the web.

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