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Old 04-03-2010, 06:24 PM
Mr Eugenified
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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Originally Posted by strudel42 View Post
Sorry if this is a silly question, but I'm going to ask it anyway!

Are utility rates about the same in Corvallis as Eugene? Looks like Eugene has a publicly owned electric company, but I don't see that Corvallis does. I would think that Eugene's electric rates would be a little less because of this.

What about natural gas? It seems like most rentals I have seen advertised have electric heat, so this may not matter. Where we live now we pay around $200/month in the winter for gas + electric for our not-very-well-insulated, 800-ish-square-foot duplex. So, just thinking, if utilities are significantly lower in OR, maybe we can budget a little more for rent. (When we lived in Des Moines, IA $80 was a big utility bill! But it was Des Moines, IA, so we moved. )
Sorry, I have no info about Corvallis utilities, but for reference, here are my monthly utility bills in Eugene for the last 12 months. I live in a stand-alone house (2200 sq ft), gas cooking, gas heating, gas fireplace, electric air conditioning, and electric everything else:

Monthly Natural Gas bill:

4/08/09 $75.00
5/08/09 $67.17
6/10/09 $43.45
7/09/09 $23.29
8/03/09 $28.92
9/03/09 $28.68
10/05/09 $39.21
11/03/09 $64.03
12/04/09 $103.34
1/07/10 $170.09
2/04/10 $101.65
3/05/10 $88.48

Monthly Electric/Water/Wastewater/Stormwater Bill
4/20/2009 $90.49
5/18/2009 $93.17
6/17/2009 $127.83
7/20/2009 $156.52
8/18/2009 $191.14
9/18/2009 $165.18
10/19/2009 $137.16
11/17/2009 $121.40
12/17/2009 $158.80
1/19/2010 $167.03
2/18/2010 $134.78
3/19/2010 $126.07

Satellite TV (instead of cable)
around $90 per month
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