I think the breakdown looks kind of normal, Buildings is somewhat more then half the expense. Units about half of buildings and I guess you do have a fairly extensive road network. But it's sort of half the unit amount. Which is usually somewhat more then I tend to end up with. Dig up some railroads you don't need? Sure it's only 2 gpt but if you remove a couple of them it really does add up. Certainly so if one just leaves the old "war-roads" around after having moved on from that area. I guess the main issue is that eventually as the turns progress you just build all the buildings in all the cities just cause you can. Perhaps one should be somewhat more frugal with them. That said I do the exact same things so it's not that I'm blaming someone for it. How does the cities look? Are you working "big gold"-tiles and Merchant specialists? Or is it the usual all production and culture route? It's somewhat weird to be this barely above the gold parity while also doing gold projects in 7 out of 10 cities (even tho two of them are puppets, and three of them are putting out less then 100g each). Neither Progress, Artistry or Rationalism do wonders for your economy. It might have been a good thing to at least take one policy three that added more then a few gold per city. That or the gold distro between polices isn't exactly even -- but it's choices you have to make. I do have noticed to that the AI seem to now favor Trad+Art+Rat as the policy selection. Most of them just seem to go that route. Even AI that previously always went Authority or Statecraft seem to have seriously downplayed those choices. Those Monty puppets might be a big ol' drain on the economy. Perhaps we have all become to reliant on abusing the AI for stupid deals -- yes buy this one Horse you don't need for 24 gpt! etc Perhaps the Atomic and Information era could use a few more buildings that generate gold? Or just buildings in general that are not just gigantic maintenance drains on the treasury. The last building that can generate a little bit of gold is some of the power plants. Before that it's the stock exchanges at the start of the modern era. Then nothing. All at the same time where each and every other building cost like 10gpt (+- various modifiers) in maintenance.