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The Utility properties, like Railroads, cannot be developed by the addition of Houses or Hotels and have incremental value based on the number of utilities controlled by the same player.

Utilities are the only properties without fixed rents, as rent depends on the dice roll which landed the token on the property.

Example:

Mary's token is on Reading Railroad; on her turn, she rolls the dice and they come up with 7. Counting the spaces, she lands her token on Electric Company, which is owned by Sarah. The dice roll (7) is multiplied by 4, for a total of 28; Mary now owes Sarah $28 rent.

2007 PC Version (notice the oversize faucet)

If Sarah had owned both utilities, the rent would've been $70 (dice roll 7 + x10 modifier = $70)


According The Monopoly Companion's analysis, Utilities rank 10th out of 10 in payoff percentage and 8th out of 10 in visitation frequency.

In the Standard Editions (US & UK), the two utilities are:

The Mega Edition has an additional utility called Gas Company. If 3 Utilities are owned the rent is 20 times the dice value.

The January 2022 graphics update has two additional utilities: Gas Company and Communications Company. If 3 Utilities are owned,

the rent is 16 times the dice value. If 4 Utilities are owned, the rent is 20 times the dice value.

In the Major League Baseball Collector's Edition (1999), the standard utilities have been replaced by two broadcast partners:

  • Television
  • Radio

In The. com Edition (2000), the standard utilities have been replaced by two operating systems:

  • Linux
  • Sun Microsystems

In the Here and Now Edition (2006) and the Boutique Edition (2007), the standard utilities have been replaced by two "Service Providers"

  • Cell Phone Service Provider
  • Internet Service Provider

In the Here & Now: The World Edition (2008), the standard utilities were changed to:

  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy

In Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition:

  • Totter's Lane
  • Coal Hill School

In My Little Pony Edition:

  • Elements Of Harmony
  • Cutie Marks

In Yu-Gi-Oh Edition:

  • Duelist Kingdom
  • Battle City

In addition to the three utilities, Monopoly Revolution has an additional utility called Communications Company.

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