SC4 was easy. No need to build schools, fire stations, police stations, mass transit or even water infrastructure in a small city so to begin with all you need to pay for is roads and power. Then add the above things as your surplus becomes big enough.
I don't know about you guys, but is anyone else afraid that this might be another money-grab from EA? I seriously hope that with today's tech this game is able to improve on Sim City 3000 & 4. However with EA's recent antics in killing off & milking dead franchises I don't really know.
I would be surprised if there wasn't a huge amount of DLC like in The Sims but after Sim City Societies sold like 7 copies, I think they realise that the base game needs to be good and it needs to be proper Sim City.