Groceries in Victoria 3

Groceries one of food resources which is important for your poops if your standards of livings risings in Victoria 3. Today we will look more deeply on groceries and also I have for you food industry production calculator which will helps you maximize your outputs.

Main features why you need to have groceries:

  • Converts at better rate grain to groceries.
  • Increase urbanization of your towns.
  • They create more “smart” jobs than farms.
  • Whole population can use groceries it as food source.
  • More food industry factories increases GDP of your country.

Quick intro to Groceries

As I mention in intro Groceries are one of basic food which is available in Victoria 3. They are produced only in Food Industry factory. If we will talk about importance. Then I must show you “basic food” and “luxury food” which illustrates the need of your pops. When we will talk about basic food for low standard of living then groceries have more wight than grain or fishes. So fewer goods are needed to satisfy.

Basic food and importance of Groceries in Victoria 3

Groceries are also needed for luxury good so we could say that this good is important for all population which you have. Groceries are significantly more important for advanced economics which have high standard of living. Because pops with SOL above >20 can’t consume grain and fishes which are more basic.

Luxury good and importance of Groceries in Victoria 3

In my experience is good to build groceries from early phases of game and keep the price down. It’s better to feed your people with groceries because it feeds more. And also you get a more from taxes because factories have more taxation than farms and also you will employ more people in “smart jobs”. Farming is not the long-term way if you want to have a good economy.

🧮 Food Industry production calculator

Based on game files I’ve made production calculator for Food Industry in Victoria 3 in which you could find best performing combination of production settings for you food industry. Also I made some “pre-made” settings which should helps you…

Production calculator

Best methods for Food Industry:

Possible settings of Food Industry:


… now you should know what combination of production methods in Food Industry will maximize your outputs with lover inputs.

Must I focus on groceries?

Could be good question if you need to focus on groceries or you can skip this production. In my opinion Victoria 3 could be played without some foods types. But beware, the game tries to balance, so you need to have varied food sources. Because then, if the price goes up slightly or another source goes down, you could be in trouble. Like in real life it’s better to provide enough foods with low prices for your population because this will lead to expansion and increasing standard of living.

Poor standards of living? I’ve written for you guide in which I explain how standars of living mechanics works and how to increase them – read more.

How much you need groceries you could know from watching your pops needs and from the list of costs they spend on goods, which can be found under the standards of living tab.

Relative prices of goods which your pops needs

More guides with resources and goods

Guides for resources

Guides for advanced goods

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