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The Sims 4: City Living
The Sims 4: City Living
TS4 City Living Cover Art
Developer(s) Maxis, The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Platform(s) Windows, macOS
Release date(s) November 1, 2016 (North America)[1]

November 3, 2016 (Europe, Australia)

Mode(s) Single-player
Media DVD or Digital (PC), Digital-only (Mac)
Themes Apartments, City, Nightlife
World San Myshuno[2]
TS4 City Living Icon
The Sims 4: City Living is the third expansion pack for The Sims 4. The pack introduces apartments and penthouses to The Sims 4, and allows Sims to live in and explore the city world of San Myshuno. It is a spiritual successor to The Sims 2: Apartment Life and The Sims 3: Late Night, and borrows objects or other elements from several other expansion packs.

The Sims 4: City Living was officially announced on September 12, 2016.[3] It was released in North America on November 1, 2016[1] and in Europe on November 3, 2016.

Official description Edit

Take Your Sims to the City

Do your Sims long to leave the suburbs behind? Fulfill their dreams in the diverse city of San Myshuno, where they can discover exciting neighborhoods, move into a new apartment, check out fun festivals and more. In The Sims™ 4 City Living your Sims can experience the joys and challenges of sharing close quarters with other Sims. Work your way up from a starter unit to a penthouse as your Sims launch new metropolitan careers!


Explore the bustling city of San Myshuno. This densely populated city has enough unique neighborhoods to give your Sims plenty to explore. Get creative in the Arts Quarter or sing your heart out at the Karaoke Bar in the Fashion District. Head over to the Spice Market to shoot some hoops, or invite a few friends over to play video games after a long day at the office in Uptown.

Discover lively cultural festivals. Festivals are great opportunities to enrich your Sims. Let them watch street performers, enter competitions and meet a wide variety of folks from every walk of life. Check out the Curry Challenge at the Spice Festival or light fireworks with a hot date at the Romance Festival.

Live in apartments and get closer with your neighbors. Lots of new neighbors mean all kinds of opportunities for relationships, both good and bad. Your Sims might make a new best friend or fall in love, then debate giving them a key to their place. And what about those noisy neighbors and their late night dance parties? You'll need to decide how to handle them - if you can't beat them, maybe you should join them.

Work your way up from starter apartment to penthouse. Choosing the right apartment for your Sims can be a challenge. You'll need to balance the charm of your first starter unit with possible setbacks, like cockroaches, leaky pipes or electrical problems. Help your Sims work their way up to living in a Skyscraper Penthouse, with panoramic views and even a Talking Toilet!

Embark on new, metropolitan careers. There are all kinds of new opportunities in the city so make sure your Sims take advantage of them. As a Politician, your Sims can make dramatic speeches while fighting for a good cause. Maybe they'd prefer a more refined career as a Food or Art Critic. Or they could inspire the masses working in Social Media.

New featuresEdit


  • Bubbles
  • Fireworks
  • Food Stalls
  • Podiums
  • Karaoke Machine
  • Performance Space
  • Basketball Court
  • Wall and Ground Murals
  • Street Gallery
  • Gaming Console
  • Bubble Blower
  • Street Table
  • Talking Toilet
  • Keyboard
  • Two traits
  • 1 new life goal

New gameplay mechanicsEdit

  • Sims can now live in apartments and penthouses.
  • New Civic Public Access, World Culture Network, and PolitiSim television channels.
  • New radio stations called Spop, World, and Talk Radio.
  • Sims can visit new rabbit-hole venues via the all-new random events system.
  • Street Performing
  • Spices
  • Death by Pufferfish
  • New Singing Skill
  • New Snow Globe and City Posters collections.
  • New Venue: Arts center
  • Landlord and Vendor NPCs.

World and neighborhoodsEdit

Main article: San Myshuno

The Sims 4: City Living features a new city world named San Myshuno. San Myshuno is divided into four neighborhoods—Spice Market, Arts Quarter, Fashion District, and Uptown. San Myshuno has a total of 30 lots.

Apartments and penthousesEdit

A total of 21 apartment units and three penthouses are available in San Myshuno. Multiple apartments exist in the same building, whereas penthouses are the only playable part of the buildings they occupy. Apartment interiors can be heavily modified, but apartment exteriors are not editable. Penthouses can be demolished and rebuilt, much like other buildings on a normal lot.

Apartments in San Myshuno have access to several lot traits that are exclusive to City Living. Some apartments have certain traits pre-selected, and these traits cannot be changed.

Sims in the apartment complex can knock on the door to yell about noise, active Sims can enter another apartment within the complex albeit through a loading screen, and then see the other apartment and chat with their neighbor. Neighbors might also ask to use the shower if their apartment is having water problems or shower problems.

Sims can give trusting neighbors the key to their apartment so the trusted neighbors can walk into the household apartment anytime they like.

New apartment or penthouse lots/buildings cannot be added to San Myshuno, and apartments and penthouses are not available in any other world in The Sims 4.


City Living introduces three new careers: critic, social media, and politics. Each career track has two career branches. These careers include interactive career assignments, where Sims in these careers have job tasks that take them to various locations around their world.

An hour before Sims are required to leave home to go to work, an alarm notification will appear on the lower left hand side of the screen. From there you can choose to “Go to Work”, “Work from Home” or “Take the Day Off”.

When opting to work from home, the game will generate two randomized tasks for the day. Completing those tasks before the next work day will guarantee a performance boost that is added to the payment received at the end of the work day.


City Living was priced at $39.99 USD and £29.99 GBP at launch, the same as the original pricing of an expansion pack for The Sims 3. Expansion pack prices for The Sims 4 are intended to be similar to prices for The Sims 3 expansion packs in most locations.

Gallery Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Community Blog: The Sims 4 City Living is Coming November 1st, 2016 on SimsVIP
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Preceded by
The Sims 4: Backyard Stuff
July 19, 2016
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The Sims 4: Vintage Glamour Stuff
December 6, 2016
Preceded by
The Sims 4: Get Together
December 8, 2015
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