We had several different threads of pros and cons of shopping mall on the Platform X server. As I already have answered 1 thread with this information, I wanted to provide to everyone else who might not read that thread and want to learn about this too.
1. How can I calculate the profit from my Shopping center?
The calculation has several factors to consider:
1. Level of the shopping center
2. Level of the Hotel
3. Videos Watched
4. When was the shopping center upgraded ( sooner the better )
5. Workers / Power Bonus
6. Can be called most important ( How often your collect the bonus ).
Basic shopping center upgrades with hotel at level 1 can be found in this table:
So how is the hotel connected to the shopping mall and restaurant?
By leveling up your hotel, you are also increasing the % of bonus for each shopping mall and restaurant.
You can see in this screen how much % bonus it provides for each shopping mall and restaurant.
If you are interested in Hotel to calculate levels you need to be profitable, you can find it here:
Hotel | Rail Nation Wiki | Fandom
I hope that this post and information helped you to make informed decision about your gold investments and possible returns into your shopping mall.