Victoria 3 has plenty of different mechanics that you need to monitor and manage. Standard of Living and Productivity are two of the important ones. In this Victoria 3 guide, we go over how you can increase the Standard of Living of your nation.
Increasing Standard Of Living In Victoria 3
Standard of Living tells you whether or not your population can meet basic human needs. This is important to monitor since you are the ruler of the nation. Also because if the Standard of Living is below the mark then people will become radical and will revolt against you. They will want to kill you and burn your nation to the ground.
To increase the Standard of Living, you need to meet the needs of the nation. Give them better jobs, increase their wages and make sure that they have access to high-quality goods. Providing access to low-cost staple goods is going to make the people happy and will keep them from revolting against you.
You can increase wages by increasing the productivity of different buildings. You can choose to import goods that the people want or produce them yourself in order to keep their prices down.
It is worth mentioning that as the wealth of your population increases, their wants will increase as well. They will no longer be satisfied with what they have and will want more from their leader. So you will need to balance wealth, imports and luxuries.
Just be sure to manage to meet the expected standard of living to keep people from becoming radical and creating problems for you down the line.
This is how you can increase the standard of living in Victoria 3. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our beginner’s guide for some helpful tips and tricks. You can also check out our guide on all the console commands and cheat codes.