Research Facilities are a feature in the coding of Plague Inc. and Plague Inc: Evolved which mediate how much cure research money a certain country has.

They provide a major challenge for the player in the form of cure development. Each country has its own research facilities, and each facility invests $1,146.56 daily for the cure. There are a total of 340 facilities in the normal Plague Inc. world, with each country (or group of countries) having 2-10 of its own. Listed below are countries by how many facilities they have each in Plague Inc. The amount of money can be increased by government actions such as a martial law declaration.

Countries by number of research facilities (total: 340)

Note: During Sovereign default they have less total research facilities (282) and more in Golden age (446). And in Mirror Earth the numbers are inverted (Rich becomes poor, poor becomes rich, etc).

Country Estimated Number of research facilities Maximum medical research/day (in thousands of dollars)
India 6 6.8
China 10 11.4
West Africa 3 3.4
East Africa 3 3.4
USA 10 11.4
S.E Asia 4 4.5
Indonesia 4 4.5
Brazil 7 8.0
Pakistan 4 4.5
Russia 6 6.8
Japan 10 11.4
Mexico 5 5.7
Central Africa 3 3.4
Germany 10 11.4
Philippines 4 4.5
Colombia 4 4.5
Egypt 4 4.5
France 10 11.4
Iran 4 4.5
Korea 8 9.1
Turkey 5 5.7
Saudi Arabia 8 9.1
UK 10 11.4
Balkan States 5 5.7
Italy 9 10.3
Argentina 6 6.8
Spain 10 11.4
South Africa 8 9.1
Algeria 3 3.4
Central Asia 3 3.4
Sudan 3 3.4
Middle east 6 6.8
Ukraine 4 4.5
C. America 5 5.7
Central Europe 10 11.4
Poland 5 5.7
Caribbean 4 4.5
Canada 10 11.4
Iraq 3 3.4
Morocco 6 6.8
Afghanistan 3 3.4
Peru 4 4.5
Australia 10 11.4
Madagascar 4 4.5
Angola 3 3.4
Kazakhstan 3 3.4
Baltic States 5 5.7
Zimbabwe 3 3.4
Bolivia 2 2.3
Sweden 10 11.4
New Guinea 3 3.4
Libya 3 3.4
Finland 10 11.4
Norway 10 11.4
New Zealand 10 11.4
Botswana 3 3.4
Iceland 9 10.3
Greenland 3 3.4
Total 340 386.5

Country Estimated Number of research facilities
Default Sovereign Default Golden Age Mirror Earth
India 6 6 10 6
China 10 14 14 2
West Africa 3 3 4 9
East Africa 3 3 4 9
USA 10 5 12 2
S.E Asia 4 4 5 8
Indonesia 4 4 8 8
Brazil 7 5 12 5
Pakistan 4 4 5 8
Russia 6 3 9 6
Japan 10 7 12 2
Mexico 5 4 9 7
Central Africa 3 3 4 9
Germany 10 10 12 2
Philippines 4 4 5 8
Colombia 4 4 5 8
Egypt 4 4 5 8
France 10 6 12 2
Iran 4 4 5 8
Korea 8 5 11 4
Turkey 5 5 9 7
Saudi Arabia 8 11 12 4
UK 10 6 12 2
Balkan States 5 5 6 7
Italy 9 5 11 3
Argentina 6 4 8 6
Spain 10 6 12 2
South Africa 8 5 11 4
Algeria 3 3 4 9
Central Asia 3 3 4 9
Sudan 3 3 4 9
Middle east 6 5 8 6
Ukraine 4 4 5 8
C. America 5 5 6 7
Central Europe 10 5 12 2
Poland 5 5 8 7
Caribbean 4 4 5 8
Canada 10 10 12 2
Iraq 3 3 4 9
Morocco 6 6 8 6
Afghanistan 3 3 4 9
Peru 4 4 5 8
Australia 10 10 12 2
Madagascar 4 4 5 8
Angola 3 3 4 9
Kazakhstan 3 3 4 9
Baltic States 5 5 6 7
Zimbabwe 3 3 4 9
Bolivia 2 2 3 10
Sweden 10 6 12 2
New Guinea 3 3 4 9
Libya 3 3 4 9
Finland 10 6 12 2
Norway 10 6 12 2
New Zealand 10 7 12 2
Botswana 3 3 4 9
Iceland 9 8 11 3
Greenland 3 3 4 9
Total 340 287 446 356

Trivia

  • In the scenario Sovereign Default, there are 282 active research facilities, with China having the most potential investment into a cure, spending at maximum $16,051.84 per day (the same amount as 14 facilities operating under key conditions).
  • In the scenario Golden Age, there are 375 active research facilities, with most countries having a 20% research budget. China has 14 research facilities, spending at maximum $16,051.84 per day.
  • Bolivia has the least amount of research facilities, in most scenarios. Except for the Mirror Earth scenario, in which Bolivia is the country with the most research facilities.
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