GTA 5 Money Guide - How To Make Extra Cash

GTA 5 provides no cheats for money, thus players need all the tips and tricks in order to get enough cash in GTA V.

  • Unlimited Money Glitch After Patch 1.06
    Make sure your Spawn Location is set to Last Location.
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    Take your vehicle to Los Santos Custom and fully customize it. The original price of the vehicle must be under 50,000! Once you finish the upgrade, leave the LS custom. After that, go back to LS Custom, and SELL your vehicle. As soon as it says Sold, pause the game and Swap Character. Respawn your character and the vehicle will be around the area where you respawned.

  • Hidden treasure box (changed after the patch!)
    In the north-west area on the map, in the Pacific ocean, you will find a treasure box with $12000 with weapons near a crashed plane. At first it will be hard to spot the treasure box, but, it becomes brighter as you approach it. Also, before you dive with full lung capacity, save the game in case you drawn. After collecting the money, just switch the characters for a few seconds, and the treasure box will respawn. You can repeat this action as many times as you wish, and with all characters. If you set a mark on the map where you want to go and switch the characters, while you are playing one character, the other one will drive to your marked location.
  • Rob Different Shops
    Take the money from cash counter from Jewellery Stores or Supermarkets. Some of the shops have two cash counters, and you’ll have to shoot or destroy (with baseball bat) them, in order to get the money.

    Tips & Tricks for shop robberies
    • If you enter a store without a clerk, you can rob it, and the wanted level will not raise after the robbery
    • If you switch to another character after the robbery, and quickly return to the first one, the cash counters will be full again
    • After breaking cash counters, you will hear a crash sound, and money bags will fall down on the ground. If you exit a shop, and wait a few seconds, you will hear crash sound again, and you’ll be able to collect money bags again. You can repeat it as many times as you want. The best shops for this trick are the ones without cleric.

    You can use cheat code to Lower Wanted Level after the robbery:
    XBOX – RB RB B RT Right Left Right Left Right Left,
    PS3 – R1, R1, O, R2, ▶, ◀,▶, ◀,▶, ◀

    gta 5 shop locations
  • Random Events (all characters)

    There are more than 50 random events and most of them rewards you with money from $50 to $100,000. The most profitable Random Events are Security Van Heists, Altruist Cult Shootout, Chase Thieves, Countryside Robbery, Deal Gone Wrong, Drug Shootout.

    Rob Security Vans ($3000-$7000)
    Random event Security Van Heist spawns Security vans on different locations. While driving look for a blue dot on the game’s radar. On the map below we marked the places where you can find them most likely. Some Security Vans are parked, while some move on their routes. Don’t forget they are bulletproof, even the windows. In order to stop them shoot at least two tires.

    If you can’t open the back doors, place a bomb on it, or just drive the car into the water.
    gta 5 money locations

    Altruist Cult Shootout (1000)
    Inside Altruist camp you will find a treasure box. It’s located near the front gate, on the wooden porch of the house with water tower. gta_5_Altruist_Cult_Shootout_map_location

    Chase Thieves ($2000)
    Chase black-windowless van, and shoot the tires in order to stop it. A green mark representing victim’s wallet will appear on the map. If you keep the wallet you’ll earn 2000$. gta 5 chase thieves random event

    Countryside Robbery ($10,000)
    Once you reach the motel, drive behind the motel through police cars, but try not to harm any policeman, or they will turn on you. When you exit the car, wait until policemen kill one of gang members, then steal his briefcase with $5000. The second gangster will turn on you, and after shooting him down, take his briefcase with another $5000. gta 5 countryside robbery event map location

    Deal Gone Wrong ($25,000)
    At the end of the mountain road you will find several bodies on the ground. Go south down the hill and you will see a briefcase with $25000. gta 5 deal gone wrong

    Drug Shootout (up to $100,000)
    Weed farm is marked as marijuana leaf on the map. Every couple of days you can steal their money in a briefcase on the shelf in the barn. gta 5 Drug Shootout event map locations
  • Buy a property
    Once you buy a property (marked as a house with $ icon on the map), you can start a business and get a permanent source of income. Also, you’ll get some side missions to complete, which grant you additional cash from $800 to $250000.
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