GTA 5: Best businesses to buy in story mode

GTA 5 Best businesses to buy in story mode
A brief guide of best business in GTA 5 in story mode (Image via Rockstar Games)

The primary source of income in GTA 5 story mode is by completing various missions and heists. But once the story mode ends and one has accomplished all important tasks, it becomes difficult to earn money. Many players believe that buying a business is an excellent decision to ensure that cash flow is constant in GTA 5, even after completing the story.

If players want to indulge in the luxuries of the open world of this game after completing the story mode, buying a business and keeping it active can help afford all the items of one's preference. That said, let's look at five of the best businesses to buy in GTA 5 story mode in 2024.


Best businesses to buy in GTA 5 story mode

1) Smoke on the Water

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This is one of the best businesses to buy in GTA 5 that sells marijuana as a Pharmacy, giving the best returns on investment. Players can buy the property if playing as Franklin. The property is worth $204,000, and in a week, it earns a revenue of $9,300. So, it won't even take six months to recover the investment cost. The business is capable of generating a sum of more than $480,000 per year, giving ample money to afford luxuries in Los Santos.


2) Doppler Cinema

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The Doppler Cinema is a movie theatre that can only be bought by Michael in GTA 5, and has a high cost, though it also earns high revenue. This cinema hall costs a whopping ten million dollars, but thankfully, it draws an income of $132,000 a week, making it one of the best businesses in the game. Owners can recover their invested money in one and a half years.


3) McKenzie Field Hangar

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The McKenzie Field Hangar is a purchasable hangar property by Trevor that becomes available after completing the Nervous Ron mission. The cost of this hangar is $150,000, and the revenue comes in on the basis of shipments. For ground shipment, the income is $5,000 per load, and for air shipment, the revenue earned is $7,000 per shipment. One can smuggle weapons and earn revenue through this property in GTA 5 story mode.


4) Los Santos Customs (Harmony)

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The Harmony branch of Los Santos Customs can be exclusively purchased by Franklin. If one loves fast and sleek cars, they should buy this business, which costs $349,000. The revenue earned, though, is $1,600 per week. This means that the business is not great when it comes to making good profits, but allows owners to customize their owned cars for free whenever they want, making it a good deal for motorheads.


5) Downtown Cab Co.

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The Downtown Cab Co. is a taxi company business that can be purchased by Franklin. Compared to Los Santos Customs, the taxi business is more profitable and the cost of buying it is only $200,000. One can make a revenue of $2,000 per week. So, the investment can be recovered within two in-game years, after which you can enjoy the profits.

The owners can also enjoy free taxi rides throughout the game, making it one of the best businesses in GTA 5.


All of the aforementioned businesses are quite popular in the current game, making it possible for them to return to the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 title by Rockstar Games. It is set to be released in 2025 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and other undisclosed entertainment platforms.

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Edited by Ravi Iyer