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Mediterranean Avenue
Rent $2.
     With 1 House $10.
     With 2 Houses  30.
     With 3 Houses  90.
     With 4 Houses  160.
With HOTEL $250

Mortgage Value $30.
Houses cost $50. each
Hotels, $50. plus 4 houses

If a player owns ALL the lots of any Color-Group, the rent is Doubled on Unimproved Lots in that group.

Mediterranean Avenue is the first property on a standard Monopoly Board and the first of two properties in the Brown color set, along with Baltic Avenue. Originally part of the Purple color set (which was later turned to Brown), Mediterranean Avenue is the first property in the game and subsequently has the lowest development costs and rent. Because of its location, it is impossible to land on this spot without passing Go at least once. Its British counterpart is Old Kent Road.

Rent

  • Rent: $2
  • Monopoly Rent:$4
  • Rent with:
    • 1 House: $10
    • 2 Houses: $30
    • 3 Houses: $90
    • 4 Houses: $160
    • 1 Hotel: $250
    • 1 Skyscraper: $750

Prices

  • Printed price: $60
  • Mortgage Value: $30
  • Building Costs: $50 each

Mega Edition

The Skyscraper rent is $750, and it is still first, but odds of landing there are greatly increased.

Monopoly Deal

  • 1 Brown Property Owned----1M
  • 2 Owned--------------------------2M
  • With House---------------------- 5M
  • With All----------------------------9M

Back to Baltic Avenue

Summary

  • Much like the other property in the Brown color set, Mediterranean Avenue does not pose a threat to players until developed. It has the lowest possible rent in the game, a minuscule $2, and does not have a high chance of being landed on. However, when a Hotel is placed, Mediterranean Avenue can be a nuisance to players due to its highest possible rent of $250, which is mostly paid with the salary players receive from passing Go.

Opinions

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"Mediterranean Ave. and the Brown Set are good places to make money. Also, I like that they were changed to the Brown Set from the original Purple."

"What was wrong with Purple? Why was it changed to Brown?"

"In my opinion, I like the brown better."

No way, Purple's the best.

"The change can be misconceived as saying that Latin people (or brown people) are relegated to the lower income areas. They really ought to bring back the purple soon."

"If they wanted to standardize it, why couldn't they have gone with the color from the original game, which also fits the color scheme better?"

Parker Brothers changed the Dark Purple properties to the Brown Properties in the United States and Germany in Fall 2008 in order to standardize boards from those two countries with those from the rest of the world. This should settle the debate above.

Mediterranean Avenue is one of the worst properties in the game. It has an 85.71% ROI (return on investment) with a hotel and terrible frequency (probability that it will be landed on). Plus, when you pay the rent on it, most (if not all) of that rent is money from GO. For example, you land on Mediterranean Avenue with a hotel. You must pay $250, but you just earned $200 of that from go. So in reality, you only pay $50. The light blues, especially Connecticut Avenue, are a MUCH better investment for ROI, mortgaging, and trading.

"This is a good Monopoly to have because it seems that people are always landing on it. Buy the next Monopoly that comes right after it so you can control an entire chunk of the board for dirt cheap!"

"When combined with hotels on Light Blues & all 4 Railroads, hotels on this Monopoly make it near-impossible for other players to stockpile money from passing Go. This effectively prevents them from building properties and being able to unmortgage lots. Players will be forced to pay either:

$250 or $450 on Mediterranean Avenue

$200 if they land on Income Tax

$200 for Reading Railroad if you own all 4 Railroads

$550 or $600 for hotels on Light Blues"

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