If you tap on the stars at the bottom left of your screen, you open your Conform-o-meter. This shows how your town in doing across 6 metrics. And the better you’re doing on average, the better your bonus is when you come to collect on rent and jobs. The highest bonus is an additional 5% on both money and XP each time you collect.


So, if you want to make money and XP a little faster, you need to make sure that all these stay as close as you possibly can get them to 5 stars. Fortunately, that’s pretty easy to do with the Vanity rating.

The Vanity rating works quite simply – the more decorations you have, the higher it goes. More expensive decorations seem to give it that little extra boost as do limited time items such as those in the Valentine’s Day event. However, it can take up to 24 hours for your decoration purchases to be reflected in your rating.

Remember, too, that the Vanity rating is closely tied to your land area. You could find that your prefect 5 Vanity rating drops a bit with each purchase of land. The solution to this is, of course, to buy more decorations so you can bring it back up again.