Gold Bars cost 10% more than Gold. For example, a 500G Gold Bar costs 550 Gold to purchase in the Vault. The reason that Gold Bars are more expensive is that...
  • Gold Bars are tradable, whereas Gold is not tradable.
  • The additional cost of Gold Bars prevents inflation in the economy, reducing the overall price of items in Highrise. This happens because every time a Gold Bar is traded, it converts back into Gold. In this way, Gold leaves the economy. As Gold leaves the economy, the price of items decreases.
  • Gold Bars are physical items that can be placed in a room for a variety of reasons: design, showing off, and storage. Thus, Gold Bars are a premium currency to Gold.