Monopoly Statistics

Monopoly Statistics

  • Considered a lengthier board game, the maximum time that a game of Monopoly has ever lasted was 70 days.
  • The Monopoly board contains 40 squares which players can land on.
  • Within these, there are 10 sets of properties to own in total (brown, light blue, pink, orange, red, yellow, green, blue, utilities and railroads).
  • Railroads are the most landed on as they are the only group with four properties. 
  • Despite this, the orange set is believed to be the best to own as they have higher rents and players land on them more frequently due to Chance and Community Chest cards and landing on them after being in Jail.
  • The chance of rolling a double in Monopoly is 16.67%.
  • However the chance of rolling three doubles in-a-row, which will land the player in Jail for speeding, is just 0.46%.
  • Other ways of being sent to Jail include Chance and Community Chest cards and landing on the go to Jail square.
  • Players are able to get out of Jail by either paying M50, rolling a double within three turns (chance of 42.13%) or using a get out of Jail free card at any point during their stay.
  • Players cannot remain in jail for more than three turns and must pay the M50 to get out after this point.

(Note: M is the currency of the game)

Monopoly squares

  • Passing the corner square Go will grant the player with M200 income.
  • The minimum rent or income from a square in Monopoly is from Mediterranean Avenue without any houses or a hotel, at M2.
  • Mediterranean Avenue and Baltic Avenue are the cheapest squares to purchase, each at M60. 
  • The maximum rent or income from a square in the game is from Boardwalk with a hotel, which costs M2,000.
  • Boardwalk also is the most expensive square to purchase (M400) and to mortgage (M200).
  • Houses and Hotels are cheapest to build on brown and light blue properties at M50 each.
  • However, they are most expensive to build on green and dark blue properties at M200 each.
SquareColorValue (M)Rent or Income (M)Mortgage (M)
Go200 (income)
Mediterranean AvenueBrownPurchase: 60
House/Hotel: 50
Standard: 2
1 House: 10
2 Houses: 30
3 Houses: 90
4 Houses: 160
Hotel: 250
30
Community Chest #1
Baltic AvenueBrown Purchase: 60
House/Hotel: 50
Standard: 4
1 House: 20
2 Houses: 60
3 Houses: 180
4 Houses: 320
Hotel: 450
30
Income Tax200
Reading RailroadPurchase: 2001 Railroad: 25
2 Railroads: 50
3 Railroads: 100
4 Railroads: 200
100
Oriental AvenueLight BluePurchase: 100
House/Hotel: 50
Standard: 6
1 House: 30
2 Houses: 90
3 Houses: 270
4 Houses: 400
Hotel: 550
50
Chance #1
Vermont AvenueLight BluePurchase: 100
House/Hotel: 50
Standard: 6
1 House: 30
2 Houses: 90
3 Houses: 270
4 Houses: 400
Hotel: 550
50
Connecticut AvenueLight BluePurchase: 120
House/Hotel: 50 
Standard: 8
1 House: 40
2 Houses: 100
3 Houses: 300
4 Houses: 450
Hotel: 600
60
In Jail / Just Visiting
St. Charles PlacePinkPurchase: 140
House/Hotel: 100 
Standard: 10
1 House: 50
2 Houses: 150
3 Houses: 450
4 Houses: 625
Hotel: 750
70
Electric CompanyPurchase: 1501 Utility: Dice value x 4
2 Utilities: Dice value x 10
75
States AvenuePinkPurchase: 140
House/Hotel: 100 
Standard: 10
1 House: 50
2 Houses: 150
3 Houses: 450
4 Houses: 625
Hotel: 750
70
Virginia AvenuePinkPurchase: 160
House/Hotel: 100 
Standard: 12
1 House: 60
2 Houses: 180
3 Houses: 500
4 Houses: 700
Hotel: 900
80
Pennsylvania RailroadPurchase: 2001 Railroad: 25
2 Railroads: 50
3 Railroads: 100
4 Railroads: 200
100
St. James PlaceOrangePurchase: 180
House/Hotel: 100 
Standard: 14
1 House: 70
2 Houses: 200
3 Houses: 550
4 Houses: 750
Hotel: 950
90
Community Chest #2
Tennessee AvenueOrangePurchase: 180
House/Hotel: 100
Standard: 14
1 House: 70
2 Houses: 200
3 Houses: 550
4 Houses: 750
Hotel: 950
90
New York AvenueOrangePurchase: 200
House/Hotel: 100 
Standard: 16
1 House: 80
2 Houses: 220
3 Houses: 600
4 Houses: 800
Hotel: 1000
100
Free Parking
Kentucky AvenueRedPurchase: 220
House/Hotel: 150 
Standard: 18
1 House: 90
2 Houses: 250
3 Houses: 700
4 Houses: 875
Hotel: 1050
110
Chance #2
Indiana AvenueRedPurchase: 220
House/Hotel: 150 
Standard: 18
1 House: 90
2 Houses: 250
3 Houses: 700
4 Houses: 875
Hotel: 1050
110
Illinois AvenueRedPurchase: 240
House/Hotel: 150 
Standard: 20
1 House: 100
2 Houses: 300
3 Houses: 750
4 Houses: 925
Hotel: 1100
120
B. & O. RailroadPurchase: 2001 Railroad: 25
2 Railroads: 50
3 Railroads: 100
4 Railroads: 200
100
Atlantic AvenueYellowPurchase: 260
House/Hotel: 150 
Standard: 22
1 House: 110
2 Houses: 330
3 Houses: 800
4 Houses: 975
Hotel: 1150
130
Ventnor AvenueYellowPurchase: 260
House/Hotel: 150
Standard: 22
1 House: 110
2 Houses: 330
3 Houses: 800
4 Houses: 975
Hotel: 1150
130
Water WorksPurchase: 1501 Utility: Dice value x 4
2 Utilities: Dice value x 10
75
Marvin GardensYellowPurchase: 280
House/Hotel: 150 
Standard: 24
1 House: 120
2 Houses: 360
3 Houses: 850
4 Houses: 1025Hotel: 1200
140
Go To Jail
Pacific AvenueGreenPurchase: 300
House/Hotel: 200 
Standard: 26
1 House: 130
2 Houses: 390
3 Houses: 900
4 Houses: 1100
Hotel: 1275
150
North Carolina AvenueGreenPurchase: 300
House/Hotel: 200 
Standard: 26
1 House: 130
2 Houses: 390
3 Houses: 900
4 Houses: 1100
Hotel: 1275
150
Community Chest #3
Pennsylvania AvenueGreenPurchase: 320
House/Hotel: 200 
Standard: 28
1 House: 150
2 Houses: 450
3 Houses: 1000
4 Houses: 1200
Hotel: 1400
160
Short LinePurchase: 2001 Railroad: 25
2 Railroads: 50
3 Railroads: 100
4 Railroads: 200
100
Chance #3
Park PlaceDark BluePurchase: 350
House/Hotel: 200 
Standard: 35
1 House: 175
2 Houses: 500
3 Houses: 1100
4 Houses: 1300
Hotel: 1500
175
Luxury Tax100
BoardwalkDark BluePurchase: 400
House/Hotel: 200
Standard: 50
1 House: 200
2 Houses: 600
3 Houses: 1400
4 Houses: 1700
Hotel: 2000
200

A graph is given below to show the maximum and minimum rents per property set:

A graph is given below to show square types by frequency:

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Monopoly Chance cards

  • Cash rewards and get out of Jail free cards are beneficial to the player and there is an 18.75% chance of picking up one of these through Chance.
  • Paying money to bank/players is detrimental to the player and these cards are picked up 18.75% of the time.
  • Move to property/railroad/utility, back three spaces, to Jail or to Go can be either beneficial or detrimental to the player depending on the in-game situation. 
  • There is a 62.50% chance of picking up one of these.
  • Players are much less likely to pick up beneficial Chance cards than Community Chest cards (18.75% vs. 62.50%).
Chance cardNumber of cardsChance
Move to property/railroad/utility743.75%
Pay money to bank/players318.75%
Cash reward212.50%
Advance to Go16.25%
Go back three spaces16.25%
Go to Jail16.25%
Get out of Jail free16.25%

Monopoly Community Chest cards

  • Cash rewards and get out of Jail free cards are beneficial to the player and there is a 62.50% chance of picking up one of these in the Community Chest.
  • Paying money to bank/players is detrimental to the player and these cards are picked up 25.00% of the time.
  • It is important to note that street repair cards that require the player to pay money to the bank can be much more costly (due to buildings) than any potential income from other Community Chest cards.
  • Go to Jail or advance to Go can be either beneficial or detrimental to the player depending on the in-game situation. 
  • These are picked up 12.50% of the time.
  • Players are much more likely to pick up beneficial Community Chest cards than Chance cards (62.50% vs. 18.75%).
Community Chest cardNumber of cardsChance
Cash reward956.25%
Pay money to bank/players425.00%
Advance to Go16.25%
Go to Jail16.25%
Get out of Jail free16.25%

the worst cards (Street Repairs when you have a lot of buildings) can be much worse than the good cards can be good.

Monopoly starting money

  • At the start of a game of Monopoly, each player is given M1,500 in cash.
  • The lowest bill value is M1 and the highest bill is M500.
  • There are seven bill types in total which can be used in the game.
  • US Monopoly sets dated before September 2008 distributed the same total using different quantities of notes.
BillColorStarting quantity
M500Orange2
M100Beige4
M50Blue1
M20Green1
M10Yellow2
M5Pink1
M1White5

Monopoly dice combinations

  • Using the two standard 6-sided dice used in Monopoly, there are 36 different combinations that can be made.
  • The most common dice roll in Monopoly is 7 (16.67%).
  • With an average throw of 7 and 40 squares on the board, each player should take 5.71 turns to get around the board on average.
  • The least common dice rolls in the game are 2 and 12 (2.78% each).
Total rollCombinationsNumber of combinationsPercentage
2(1,1)12.78%
3(1,2)(2,1)25.56%
4(1,3)(2,2)(3,1)38.33%
5(1,4)(2,3)(3,2)(4,1)411.11%
6(1,5)(2,4)(3,3)(4,2)(5,1)513.89%
7(1,6)(2,5)(3,4)(4,3)(5,2)(6,1)616.67%
8(2,6)(3,5)(4,4)(5,3)(6,2)513.89%
9(3,6)(4,5)(5,4)(6,3)411.11%
10(4,6)(5,5)(6,4)38.33%
11(5,6)(6,5)25.56%
12(6,6)12.78%

Average time to play Monopoly

  • Estimates suggest that the minimum time needed to complete a game of Monopoly is around 30 minutes, as long as just two players are playing.
  • The maximum amount of time needed is around 180 minutes, for games involving 7-8 players.
  • As a general rule, the more players that play the game, the longer a game will take.
  • Chosen house rules can greatly impact the length of the game.
Number of playersMinimum time taken (average)Maximum time taken (average)
230 minutes45 minutes
345 minutes60 minutes
460 minutes90 minutes
590 minutes120 minutes
6120 minutes150 minutes
7 – 8150 minutes180 minutes +

Monopoly Statistics FAQ

How to win Monopoly?

  • Monopoly is won by forcing all other players into bankruptcy while remaining financially solvent.
  • This is done by purchasing and developing different properties across the board, as when players land on properties owned by another player, they must pay them rent.
  • Some key strategies to win at the popular game include:
    • Developing property with houses and hotels quickly instead of saving money.
    • Prioritizing orange and red properties when available as their income is steady.
    • Avoid purchasing utilities as they provide low income.
    • Spend more time in Jail towards the end of the game to avoid paying rent.

How many people can play Monopoly?

  • Monopoly is a board game for between 2-8 players.
  • It is suitable for people 8 years and over.

What is the Monopoly Man’s name?

  • The name of the Monopoly Man is Milburn Pennybags.
  • He is more commonly known by the name “Rich Uncle” Pennybags.
  • However, in other parts of the world he is known simply as the Monopoly Man or Mr. Monopoly. 

What is Monopoly GO!

  • Monopoly GO! was launched on April 11, 2023 as an official mobile board game adaptation.
  • It became the biggest mobile game launch of the year and generated over $1 billion in revenue within seven months of its release (over $200 million per month).
  • As of November 2023, it had been downloaded more than 100 million times.
  • It is played by millions of gamers worldwide each day. 
  • In total, its players have:
    • Passed GO over 40 billion times.
    • Been sent to Jail over 6 billion times. 
    • Sent over 150 million invites for friends to play with them.