I'm playing as memed, about 25 turns from liberalism and a few techs from astronomy. Screens are attached. City one is inland with 10 river side cottage tiles (some fp, some grassland, some plains), 6 non river cottages, 2 corns with 1 river side, river side pigs and horses. My calculations with all the cottages as towns, is 77 commerce. With printing press 93, and 125 with free speech. City two is coastal with 8 river side cottage sites, 3 incense, 5 coasts and 1 ocean tile. The other tiles net no commerce. That gives me 69 commerce, 77 with printing press, and 93 with free speech. Now it seems obvious to go inland, big difference with printing press, free speech is a wash I suppose cus of bureaucracy. But what concerns me is trade routes. I do have the GLH, but am a little ways off from astronomy and am not good at calculating routes. I figure the intercontential ones will be worth ~12-14 commerce and I could get 5 of them at economics, before corp to obsolete GLH. The inland ones will probably top out at 7 commerce and only have 3 routes. On the high end of my estimation that's a 49 commerce difference, making it 163 for the coastal city and 146 for the inland one. With corp things balance out to the inland city pulling ahead, but again, that's only if I'm accurately estimating the trade routes. So, I really don't know which city. I'm leaning towards the inland because I did build the great library there. Please help!