(Closed) Home Utility bill cost – how much do you pay?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

In my current apartment (650 sq ft) we pay about 120 a month.  It is one level with baseboard heat. 

In our old apartment, about the same size, but with super tall ceilings, we paid around 350- 400 a month.  I think that was because it was much older, and used steam heat. 

Post # 4
14659 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Average electric: 80 spring/fall, 180 winter/summer. 

water 0 (well water)

trash 28/month for bi weekly pick up

gas/oil/heat bill it was about 400/month in winter, but we got a pellet stove and use about 1250 pellets a season which we buy before winter.

We have 2800 sf, 2 stories.  But we only really use half the bottom floor and the master bedroom upstairs.  The rest is closed off and unused.

Post # 5
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Electric runs about $200/month.

On a well so no water or sewer bill.

Gas is only for the fireplace – about $25 in the winter months only.

We have oil heat and I am notoriously frugal – I make 275 gallons last the whole winter! It was around $900 to fill up last summer. You wear thermies and a sweater in my house in the winter time!

One story, with a finished basment – 1880 sq. ft., not including basement.

Post # 6
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m in “The Valley” so I’m guessing you and I have the same utilities providers.

    Our electric/water/trash/sewer bills all come in one bill every other month.  Our last payment was $209.  I’m religious about turning off lights in unused rooms to help keep the costs down.  Obviously we use more water in the summer for our garden/lawn so in the summer months that adds to the bill.  

Our last gas payment was $80 but the one before that was $8. (I guess we were running the heater a lot last month, (I REFUSE to be cold in the house.)  So there’s a big range.  We pay gas every month.

Our house is 1904sq ft and one story.

and if it helps you any further, our stove is gas as is our clothes drier, as is the heater. 

Post # 7
2269 posts
Buzzing bee

 Average electric/water/trash/gas bill

electric- $40, $50 in cold months

water- $200, twice a year (paid by my landlord)

trash- $30/month (paid by landlord)

heating oil- $800-$1000/yr


800 sq ft, 2 story duplex with basement in New Husband

Post # 8
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I guess I’m completely clueless but what is this heating oil that everyone is refering to?  I’ve never heard of that.

Post # 9
973 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

1.  Average electric/water/trash/gas bill   ~$153 (all billed together except trash)

2.  How often you are billed (monthly, every other month, etc.)   monthly

3.  Size of your home (Sq feet)   ~1000

4.  How many stories is your home?   one

Gas furnace, stove, and hot water heater.
Mid-American city of about 160,000 not counting the “metro” area.  Hehe, I lived in a BIG city before, so I can’t help chuckling when I see the tiny towns outside of our city called “metro”. 

Post # 10
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

1.  Average electric/water/trash/gas bill: of these, we only have an electric bill. In warm months we average $140 and in cold months we average $230. (once we have the geothermal system installed, our warm weather bills should drop to $100, possibly lower, and our cold weather bills should drop to $150ish)

2.  How often you are billed (monthly, every other month, etc.:) monthly

3.  Size of your home (Sq feet): 3300 total

4.  How many stories is your home: 2 + basement

Post # 11
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

1.  Average electric/water/trash/gas bill- $70 electric, $35 water, $15 for valet trash, no gas

2.  How often you are billed (monthly, every other month, etc.)- monthly

3.  Size of your home (Sq feet)- almost 1300 2 bd 2 ba apartment

4.  How many stories is your home?- 1 story, 3rd floor of a 3 story apartment building

Before this I shared a house with a roommate & I’m guessing it was 1900 sq ft or so, 3 bd 2 ba & we paid anywhere from $150-$200/month just for electric (though the water bill was less than we pay now)….it’s amazing what a difference an apartment makes considering I only live 10 mins from where I was before.

ETA: I’m in a big city

Post # 12
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

1.  Average electric/water/trash/gas bill – Water $50; Electirc $40 in the winter/$80 in the summer; Gas $170 in the winter/$30 in the summer; Trash is about $250 a year (paid in January & June)

2.  How often you are billed (monthly, every other month, etc.) Monthly, except trash.

3.  Size of your home (Sq feet) Yikes.. I have no idea.  It’s a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house though.. living room, dining room, kitchen.. pretty sizeable rooms.

4.  How many stories is your home? 

Post # 13
231 posts
Helper bee

Water/sewer: $60 quarterly

Electric: balanced billing $93/ month

Gas: balance billing $105/month

Our house is just over 2400 square feet, 2 stories. I keep it right around 70 degrees, year round. I like to be comfortable in a tee shirt or a tank top and shorts/capris in the house year round. 

Post # 14
972 posts
Busy bee

@Meowkers:  i’m guessing they mean the oil to heat their homes with in the winter months. some people use wood/pellet stoves, some use natural gas, some use oil, some electric. in my area, its usually oil. in the winter (in CT) it is about 250 a month – ick.

OP, to answer –

water i dont know, billed once every other month. maybe around 80?

electric is about 70 in winter, 120 in summer

heating oil is about 250 in the winter 

trash is included in taxes

home is 1900 sq feet, 2 floors

Post # 15
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


Please answer:

1.  Average electric/water/trash/gas bill – Electric includes heating (no AC), cooking, laundry facilities, dishwasher = $40 in the summer, $300 at the highest month in winter (we live in northern new England). Water and trash included in rent – part of condo fees paid by landlord

2.  How often you are billed (monthly, every other month, etc.) Monthly

3.  Size of your home (Sq feet) About 1000 sf

4.  How many stories is your home? 1 level apartment/condo

Post # 16
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I live in Europe but I thought you might want to know how it is here just for fun 🙂


1.  Average electric/water/trash/gas bill: €170 (USD 220) –winter months

2.  How often you are billed (monthly, every other month, etc.) MONTHLY

3.  Size of your home (Sq feet) 50 square meter (550 square feet)

4.  How many stories is your home? 1

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