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#1 lizzy16


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:53 PM

Doing a poll for a class... please state family size and any contributing factors.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:19 PM

Gas & lights average $300 per month, Water $100. I live in a 3000Sq' home with two other people.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

Panama City, Fl Power: $400.00 Gas: $75 Water: $130.00
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:32 PM

Live in Waldport, OR. 2 in family. Water & septic are included in lot rent of $300.00. Electricity about $100.00, Garbage $19.80, Internet & land phone line (have to have a phone line to get internet) $82.30 - 2 cell phones $102.20 (that will be less now that we no longer have all the bells and whistles on one of the phones), Full coverage car insurance on two vehicles $143.00 about. House is 1,500 + sq. ft.

Edited by Iggy, 09 June 2011 - 01:02 AM.
to ad sq. footage of home

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:10 PM

Water about $75 a month and power about $200 a month, no gas, approx 2,000 sf 2 people Tampa Bay area.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:45 AM

SE Texas... water around $75, no gas, electric depends on time of year - in winter around $100, in summer around $400.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:20 AM

North Texas, 2 people, 2200 sq ft house - poorly insulated brick walls Electric - summer $400 winter $125 Gas - Summer $10 winter $75 Water/Sewer/Garbage pick-up - Summer $110 Winter $80 (watering lawn in summer raises it)

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:33 AM

Family size: 3 adults and one child house size: 3100 sq feet Northern Utah mountain valley Electricity: $80/ month equal payment plan (only changed when the legislature voted a rate increase.) Gas: $90/month also equal payment plan (was down to $79/month with just husband and I.) Garbage: $27/month (changes frequently as gas prices go up and up and up.) Water: $20/month (doesn't change regardless of how many people live here. Its a water share.)

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:12 AM

Family size: 1 adult, 1 child Central Texas One bedroom apartment with cement walls- only one window and door Electric: $30/month (don't know if your class is taking this into account, but I have a 100% green energy plan) Also- I am not home much.. I work and son goes to daycare, and we unplug everything when we are gone Water/Sewage/Garbage: $40/month (the bill is evenly split between all apartment tenants every month so it varies, but it tends to be around this amount) No other utilities.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:24 AM

Family size: 2 adults, 1 child under 1 -We live in an apartment complex, we get free water (also free garbage removal, free laundry on site as well) -Electric, on average per month: $20-$30 -- we rarely turn our lights on during the day and just leave the blinds open, so this helps us save a few bucks in our situation -Gas, on average per month: $20-$30 -- we also don't crank up our heat (it's set at about 68 degrees), if it's not a total necessity to be turning it on, we don't and just use blankets; oh, and our A/C is broken and nobody has come to fix it yet, so we haven't been able to use it -- that always helps save a buck or two ;) Our apartment is also only 800 square feet, so it doesn't necessarily take too much to get it lit, warm, or cooled off. :)

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:47 AM

Family Size: 2 adults, 1 kitty We live in a condo, so the water is included with the condo fee Electric: 20-25$ a month Gas: 10-15$ a month

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:48 PM

Thanks everyone!

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:29 PM

Budget plan for electricity, heat/air: $155 a month. Water and trash removal: $42. Considering that winter heating bills can get outrageous out here, it is worth it to have the budget plan where the payment is the same each month, even though there are some months when the actual costs are around $90. Like a lot of Midwest houses, we have ceiling fans in almost every room, which helps with utilities. If it's not humid, you can open the windows and just let the fans do the work. This is for a 1800-2000 sq foot house in a college town in the Midwest. I pay all the bills. My son's contribution mainly goes to his share of food and cable/phone. Personally, I'd keep the house colder in the winter, but we like the rabbit to be comfy.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:13 PM

we have a 4 bedroom....3 bath...all electric....electric runs 164.00 a month and water is about 25.00 a month. Live in southern rural Missouri.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:16 PM

SE Georgia
2,200 sq. ft. home
2 adults & an 18 yr. old
$50.00 avg. water, trash, & sewage
$80.00 avg. elec.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:32 PM

Our last place was about 800 sq/ft and we paid about $120 a month for electricity/gas, $30 a month for water. We just moved into a 1200 sq/ft apartment and pay $40 a month avg for gas and electric. Water is included. 5 people, home a lot. We live in California, coastal. Efficient windows and doors make a huge difference.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:28 PM

If all of you can state the city and state your living in, I would be curios to know as the cost of living here is crazy. Our complex pays for the water, my guess its added to the rent. Electricity is 200-300 per two months for 2 bedroom duplex. Garbage free. Gasoline, 5.50 per gallon. Sales taxe 12 percent. Realeste, 1.2 million dollars for a 1,200 sq foot bungalow in west Vancouver" much less here in delta.

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