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Old 04-15-2007, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Just a general question...
What can I expect to pay monthly in a 2 bedroom apt in Austin...

1. Water bill (Just me living there)
2. Electric bill Summer? Winter?
3. Gas bill?
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:12 PM
 
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Just a general question...
What can I expect to pay monthly in a 2 bedroom apt in Austin...

1. Water bill (Just me living there)
2. Electric bill Summer? Winter?
3. Gas bill?

1. Depends, if you shower 5 times a day, then that can get pricey, but probably will run about $30 a month for one person, if you get most of your work clothes cleaned at a Cleaners.

2. This has a good thread if you search, and it will depend on the construction, and whether your unit faces West or not. Sunsets will heat up any home/unit pretty quick, if the heat transfer via solar energy through windows, or heat transmission through a badly/cheaply insulated wall in your unit builds up. Could be $50 up to $300 during a really hot summer, with the above issues.

3. I think gas is pretty expensive here, but you will probably be all electric. The winter is pretty short for heater usage, or in theory it should be, and wearing a sweater or something else warm will let one conserve pretty nicely.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Thanks for replying
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Austin
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In my estimation:

1. $30
2. $40 winter, $100 summer
3. Never had to pay it-- I think most places cover this expense
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Thanks...that sounds very reasonable.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Apartments might work slightly different when it comes to the water bill. For eg: my apartment water bill do not reflect my actual usage. Its an average cost calculated from all units' usage. They have some weird formula.
Anyway, my average invoice for the 2 Br unit is around $25.
Electric bill is around $60 give and take.
Gas bill around $50 - (Gas bill is applicable only if the apartment has gas connection)
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Apartments might work slightly different when it comes to the water bill. For eg: my apartment water bill do not reflect my actual usage. Its an average cost calculated from all units' usage. They have some weird formula.
Anyway, my average invoice for the 2 Br unit is around $25.
Electric bill is around $60 give and take.
Gas bill around $50 - (Gas bill is applicable only if the apartment has gas connection)
PVAustin,
Is that electric bill in the summer months? Or is that a budget amount?
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Austin
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My electric bill for the past 1 yr has varied from $25 to $90. Of course the higher bills were during summer.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:57 PM
 
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That sounds very reasonable! It all equals out because my gas bill in the winter for heating my house is high! Can't wait to leave these cold Northern winters behind!
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Austin
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That sounds very reasonable! It all equals out because my gas bill in the winter for heating my house is high! Can't wait to leave these cold Northern winters behind!
Can't blame you and I feel the pain. 5 years i've spent living in Minneapolis and New Hampshire.
Welcome to TEXAS....
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