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In December 2006 Linden Labs began offering economic metrics on the Second Life website. This data is restricted to SL residents.
In February 2007 Linden Labs increased the number of data points available and began offering this in spreadsheet here.
|Report Date||Last 7||Last 14||Last 30||Last 60||Total|
A region is 65,536 sqm A private island region costs either $195 per month or $295 per month depending upon when it was bought Mainland pricing ranges from $3 per 1000 sqm to $10 per 1000 sqm A km2 equals 1,000,000 sqm Manhattan Island is approximately 60 km2 Publised starting in February 2007.
Land Sales by Resident
|Month||Total Square Meters Sold by Residents|
|March 2007 - MTD||37,482,384|
Land for Sale Today
The expanded column headings from the above table are
Date the information a gloamed from the SL website Residents With Parcels for Sale Total Parcels For Sale Total Square Meters for Sale
|Month||Total Islands Owned|
|March 2007 - MTD||5096||633|
|February 2007 - MTD||4,463|
Square Meters Auctioned
This is a significant metric in measuring the health of the SL land economy. Land is auctioned when the land owner fails to make Tier payments and occaisionlly, when new sims are added to the mainland and LL does not feel the need to make First Land available to qualifying residents.
There are a finite number of reason why land would become available for auction
The owner inadvertently selects to abandon land using the About Land box. The owner intentionally selects to abandon land using the About Land box. The billing information for the parcel owner's account is incorrect or does not allow the Tier billing to post The parcel owner cancel's their SL account. The normal course of action for a person who no longer wanted to play SL, but had significant land holdings would be to sell \ transfer them. If they cannot sell them before the next Tier payment is due, then one reason would be that they were asking too much.
Therefore its reasonable to assume that the Square Meters Auctioned metric is another indication of inflated land prices in SL.
|2007 March - MTD|
|2007-03-16||L$268.9876 / US$1.00|
|2007-03-02||L$269.1925 / US$1.00|
|2007-02-16||L$268.3733 / US$1.00|
|2007-02-09||L$268.9049 / US$1.00|
Total L$ Supply
Total L$ Supply (L$):
Estimated In World Business Owners
The Positive Monthly Linden Dollar Flow (PMLF) is a complete misnomer. From the SL website "PMLF (Positive Monthly Linden Flow) looks at the flow of Linden Dollars into a unique user's account BEFORE Linden Lab Charges are applied to the account."
Residents who support Tier above the numbers here would still be net contributors to Linden Labs.
< $10 USD $10 to $50 USD $50 to $100 USD $100 to $200 USD $200 to $500 USD $500 to $1,000 USD $1,000 to $2,000 USD $2,000 to $5,000 USD > $5,000 USD Total Unique Users with PMLF