How much money should players start with in Monopoly?

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Two players should both start with $750.

Three players should each start with $500.

Four players should each start with $375.

Five players should each start with $316.04, except for the player who lands on “Go” first, who starts off at a disadvantage by receiving just half of that amount — in this case about 75¢ less than “chump change.” The short answer is that the starting money allocation in Monopoly is proportional to the number of players, and we compute the initial capital per person by rounding up to the nearest whole dollar (i.e., rounding 5/6 = 6). Unequal distributions are also OK.