Minecraft Economy – Price Guide

I’ve written a comprehensive guide to prices for Minecraft Economies for our server octa.in which you can find here:

http://www.naughtynathan.co.uk/minecraft/prices.htm

Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions you might have on it with this post.

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48 Responses to “Minecraft Economy – Price Guide”

  1. ëRiC Says:

    I don’t understand. How is stuff traded in Minecraft? I thought something like money doesn’t exist on purpose.

  2. Naughty Says:

    plugins my dear boy! plugins… there are several economy plugins for Minecraft that add a system of virtual currency. Even if you don’t theoretically need money in a game like MC, you still need to know the relative “worth” of every item so you can barter and trade it effectively, and currency is simply an easy way to standardize this.

    It’s also a great way for players to buy other, less tangible, things in game… like extra commands or “lives”, etc..

  3. Eykayn Says:

    I didn’t see a suggested price for maps. Is there a reason for that?

  4. Naughty Says:

    No Eykayn, no real reason, I just haven’t gotten around to listing literally everything yet… a few things I’ve never personally owned or sold (maps being a good example of this) so they never existed on any original lists.
    A map is just a compass and 8 paper, so it should be easy enough to calculate a price for one.

  5. Brett Maupin Says:

    Hello,

    I was wondering if you could help me out. I’m looking to build the X-29 witch looks awesome you built awhile back for my 3 boys. I just need the instructions if that would be ok. my boys are new into LEGOs and loves building them.
    I tried opening up the file with the lego drawing programs and it would not open. So any help would be great. thank you you so much. Brett
    Oh Love the art work cant wait to see more.

  6. Naughty Says:

    Hi Brett, bit off topic for this particular post 😀 😉
    Thanks for the comments anyway, I’ve emailed you a proper reply about the X29 via the email address you left…

  7. Lubnut Says:

    There is no listing for music discs.

  8. Naughty Says:

    you’re right Lubnut. I haven’t listed everything, and as discs are a fairly obscure and niche item that I’ve never bought or sold, I’ve never known, or been bothered to find out, their worth. Also, the fact that they can be dropped by digging with the MCMMO plugin makes it even trickier to gauge.

  9. Gabriel Smith Says:

    Do you think you could upload a config for the shop plugin you are using (if it is not a sign shop /chest shop)

  10. Naughty Says:

    Hi Gabriel, I’m afraid I’ve got no access to any server configs or plugins. The guy who runs all that stuff is called dddeeefff. If you want to ask him for anything like that, you can leave him a message on the server forum at: http://www.octa.in

    The price Guide I put together here is simply a visual guide for players to read and is not in any way connected to any server side plugins or configs.

  11. Kzaqul Says:

    Hey just curious if you will be adding the new items anytime soon?

    This guide has been a big help on my server

  12. Naughty Says:

    hi Kzaqul, thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I probably should update it asap, been a bit busy with other things recently. I’ll have a look soon and post back here if/when I update.
    cheers

  13. Kzaqul Says:

    Sweet Thanks!!!

  14. AJ Smith Says:

    Hey I was just wondering is thorns 3 a typo or nah?

  15. Naughty Says:

    hey AJ, I didn’t actually calculate the enchanting probabilities – a friend did – so I’m not sure what criteria they are based on. I’m assuming it’s not a typo though as thorns III is impossible to get using enchanting which explains the high value assigned. However, you can get thorns III simply by combining 2 “thorns II” items in an anvil which, thinking about it:
    a) is neither difficult to do nor a result of rare opportunities
    b) results in an item that costs more to subsequently repair and therefore has less shelf life.

    The cost should probably be lowered to reflect this. I think this price guide really needs a 1.8 update as it’s quite outdated, I just don’t have the time or inclination to do it atm…

  16. phactory81 Says:

    Is this the selling price of the item or buying price that you’re suggesting?

  17. Caden Maxwell Says:

    What are those rainbow colored wool and clay blocks with @ symbols?

  18. Naughty Says:

    Caden, thats just a way to show ALL the different colours of wool/clay in a single entry. I couldn’t be bothered to make 15 different table entries that would all be practically identical. The @ is simply a placeholder character for the id number.

  19. The Digital Key Says:

    Great chart, but if you can it would be really awesome to add some sort of calculator for trading. So you enter 1 emerald into 1 space and the you choose the other item (say stone) and it will show 50 stone. The main suggestion though is to put live animal prices.

  20. Papa Junior Says:

    Hello and many thanks for this price guide.
    After many months running my server on creative only, I decided to start up a survival world as well.
    This helps me big time to create a nice shop for my players.

    For the selling part of the items, would you do that half the buying price?

    Many Thanks!
    Done a great job

    Greetz,
    Papa Junior

  21. Naughty Says:

    Hi Papa Junior, thanks for leaving a message, I’m glad this guide is being some use to people!
    As for differences between buying/selling prices I never considered it was that significant an issue to address. The prices I set in this guide were assumed to be the price a player would expect to pay if he wanted to buy them from a “shop” – specifically MY shop!.
    However, the shopkeeper himself won’t make any profit if he actually buys in his stock at the same price so what I usually did was to pay my “staff” (any player who was bored and wanted a task to do) slightly less (50%-75%) than this price to get me items. I usually provided the tools to them to do this though for free (enchanted axes for gathering wood, etc..) and all our players knew or could check the actual prices things sold for but they were still happy because it gave them a task and they couldn’t be bothered with the hassle of trying to sell the stuff themselves for a slightly higher price.
    All players were still free to haggle every price either way, and we found that some items had wildly inaccurate pricings because some players had perks or buffs that made getting certain items far, far easier. This Pushed the worth down significantly in some cases even though they were highly rare and difficult or dangerous to get for other players (slime balls, ender-pearls, blaze rods, spider-webs, etc..)
    In summary, I’d use this price guide as a basis for charging your customers the shown price. If you want to BUY the items to sell then it’s down to you to negotiate as low a price from the seller as you can wrangle! 😀

  22. Ryan Says:

    Can you say what a good starting amount of money would be for someone witht a shop like this?
    Ryan GG thanks

  23. Naughty Says:

    Sorry Ryan, I don’t really understand the question. you can start a shop with no money. you just need to go out and find some resources and stock to sell before you start. Sell the stuff you’ve collected, make money, collect more stuff, sell it make more money, eventually start paying other players to go collect your stock for you (pay them less than you sell it for)

  24. ZeldaKenobi Says:

    I was wondering if you could update your list to include things like the nether star, wither skulls, enchanted books and things from the new update on ps4. I am on a PVP server and we use this guide to sell things for our currency. (Da’boota made by a book and quill so there is less of a chance of reproducing it except through duping.) We would really appreciate it! Thanks a million!

  25. Naughty Says:

    Hi ZeldaKenobi, I’m glad it’s being some use. I’m afraid I don’t play MC any more and I’ve no idea about the mechanics of acquiring those missing items, so coming up with a price is impossible. However, if you guys want to give me some prices I don’t mind updating the online list with your estimated values. might be useful for other people too.
    Feel free to post your price suggestions here…

  26. EcoCrafter Says:

    Hi, I’m working on a project for a class that involves designing a science lab about sustainable mining, forestry, and agriculture using Minecraft. I was wondering if you’d be ok with me using your guide to resource values as a reference for my project as I’m having difficulty relating the value of these resources to their real-world equivalents. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

  27. Naughty Says:

    hey EcoCrafter, please feel free to use the guide in whatever way, shape of form you see fit. I hope it can be of some use to your project.

  28. Ryan Says:

    Hey, this is a huge help to my economy server. But what I meant a while back was what a nice entering the server price would be. Would you say something like 0?

  29. Naughty Says:

    Oh, yes I see what you mean now Ryan. Our server gave all new players 1000 credits of “money”. You could quite easily start on a server with 0 money of course but it would take longer and a lot more work for players to then make any money so we thought 1000 would give them enough to get going quickly.

  30. Danil Says:

    What would the worth be of an enchanted golden apple?

  31. Naughty Says:

    well originally it was 1 apple and 8 gold blocks, so roughly worth 3000 (rounding up). However, since the combat update these are no longer craftable, so one would need to find out their chance of spawning in a chest and work out a new price from that. I have no idea what this might be though, sorry.

  32. Axl Says:

    Hey bro, awesome list! However, it seems a little out of date. How would you value new items from 1.9? Like shield, elytras, etc. Thanks!

  33. Dobby728 Says:

    What about selling prices?

  34. Dobby728 Says:

    Thanks for the list – it was really helpful! I would say the eye of ender should be more than 35 though, it is VERY useful

  35. ForbiddenRealms Says:

    Hello there!

    Awesome price list, is there perhaps a way you could make one for skyblock?

    Thanks in advance

  36. Naughty Says:

    Hi ForbiddenRealms, sorry I’m not familiar with what skyblock is. I know it is a MC thing, but I have no idea how or why the prices would be different to this list. By all means copy the html page source for my list and edit the prices yourself if you want to create your own copy of the list for Skyblock.

  37. ForbiddenRealms Says:

    Ok thank you so much!

    Skyblock is a type of survival that is challenge orientated. You spawn on an island in the sky with limited (but enough) resources and must expand your island to become an empire.

    You should try it out sometime 😉

  38. Gecko6 Says:

    I think its just me who doesnt understand this 🙁 how does this system work if you are playing survival and want to trade items with a player how would you use this chart? or is this only a way for people running server to trade? looks lile you put alot of time into this though so good work?

  39. Naughty Says:

    Hi Gecko6. This price guide was originally designed to be used on our multi-player server where we had an economy plugin installed. This gave every player an visible amount of money “credits” which they could spend on stuff. It could be used to buy items from shops or from other players or pay for services, etc… So for example if a player wanted to buy a single diamond from a shop (or from another player) he would pay them 160 credits. If you are not using economy and have no concept of “credits” or money (just like in vanilla MC) you can still use this price guide as a relative worth chart. So, for example, if you wanted to buy a single diamond from a player and he asked for 4 gold ingots in return you could see that’s roughly a fair trade. If he asked for 10 emeralds in return for 1 diamond you could see that’s maybe not a great deal.

  40. EdwardTakev Says:

    This is the best item price list, but need update much love from Builgaria <3

  41. HunterJack Says:

    would have been better if this was updates for 1.11.2
    love the prices and setup 😀

  42. Tim Says:

    Cool stuff, thanks for this!
    Made a quick and dirty Lua plugin for Cuberite just for fun using it: https://github.com/tim-sueberkrueb/cuberite-currency
    Thank you!

  43. Naughty Says:

    woah, nice work Tim. very cool stuff.

  44. Daycare_Jr Says:

    Can u update it for 1.11?
    And add potion prices?
    we like your price list and we use it a lot!

  45. Armax Says:

    This list is very useful, it would be nice to update it for 1.11.2 🙂

  46. Logan Says:

    This list is very useful, thanks for making. One thing I don’t understand is that how can diamonds be worth less than diamond ore? It takes more money to smelt the diamond ore, so it should be worth more. Also you should update this list to the latest Minecraft version. Thanks!

  47. Naughty Says:

    you don’t smelt diamond ore. you hit ore and get a diamond. the only way to get diamond ore is to hit it with a special rare silk-touch pickaxe, hence it’s rarity and value.

  48. Logan Says:

    I had just thought of that about a day after posting the comment. Sorry about the stupidity. Thanks for the tip!

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