How Much Money To Start Monopoly

Monopoly Money
Remember to collect $200 when you pass Go.

How Much Money Does Each Player Get To Start The Game Monopoly

To start the game of Monopoly you’ll need to pick a player to be the banker. As you might guess, the banker’s job is to deal with the money. And the banker should know how much money to start Monopoly.

The first thing the banker needs to do is give each player their starting money. The starting money totals $1500 but needs to consist of the following bills:

  • 2 – $500 bills
  • 2 – $100 bills
  • 2 – $50 bills
  • 6 – $20 bills
  • 5 – $10 bills
  • 5 – $5 bills
  • 5 – $1 bills

The banker will also pay each player $200 every time they pass Go and collect the money needed to buy real estate. Towards the end of the game when players can’t afford to pay rents on the properties that they land on, the banker also handles bankruptcies. But that’s the topic for a future post.

If your Monopoly board is old and worn out, (like mine) you may not have the instructions in the box anymore. If that’s the case, then knowing how much each player gets when you start playing Monopoly is important to remember.