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Old 06-11-2007, 12:21 AM
 
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I've been checking backpage.com and rental webistes for the cost of apartments.And it seems to be afforadable.But that is just the tip of the iceburg,and I canonly make it too first base.I would like to know how much utility bills cost in the South.To all the kind residents of Charlotte I would like to know the cost of utility bills including
1.electric
2.water
3.Heat
4.cell phone
5.house phone
6. Internet (It would be an extra bonus if someone can tell me the cost of DSL and Cable providers.
7.Car Insurance I am not too familiar with the local companys in and out of Charlotte.
8.Health Insurance
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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For an apartment less than 1k square feet:

1. Electric <70 per month. $50 or less in the winter, up to $75 in the summer for the ac. Duke Energy will let you make an average payment so you know what you're paying each month.
2. Water: privatized through contractors by most apartments. Paid $18-25 at previous apt. each month.
3. Heat: included in electric as 99% of apts in the area do not have gas.
4. Bundle your cable, phone, and internet. I had all 3 through Time Warner and it was a little over a hundred per month. This includes unlimited long distance, which is a necessity here. However, there might be better options such as AT&T (formerly Bellsouth) so shop around.
5. Shop around for auto insurance too as that can vary greatly. Though I don't have Progressive, using their online service is helpful so you can get estimates from up to 3 other companies.
6. Health Insurance if not paid for by employer: BCBS of NC (can be expensive to pay for yourself). Dont know of any others.
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:15 PM
 
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Rates are for an 1800 sq ft. home, one person:

1.electric- approx. $ 50-75 per month
2.water-$6-11 per month
3.Heat-Gas-$100 per month (I spread payments out over 12 months- so they are even every month)
4.cell phone-$29.00-Suncom
5.house phone-$29.00 Belll South
6. Internet (It would be an extra bonus if someone can tell me the cost of DSL and Cable providers. $29.00-"Roadrunner lite" through Time Warner Cable
7.Car Insurance -I pay $683 per year- Travellers Ins.
8.Health Insurance- I used Blue Cross/Blue Shield briefly before my company Ins. took over- I paid $200 per month
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Wantagh to Waxhaw
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Question Water?

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Rates are for an 1800 sq ft. home, one person:

2.water-$6-11 per month
This seems low???

My wife does the bills, but compared to NY the water bills are alot higher down here.

We just had a bill for $180 for 0.38 acre!
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:34 PM
 
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This seems low???

My wife does the bills, but compared to NY the water bills are alot higher down here.

We just had a bill for $180 for 0.38 acre!
I don't have an irrigation system in my home in ELizabeth- just me and the hose/sprinkler. I have never paid over $11 in the past 7 years.
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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I think it is cheaper if you get into a Rural Electric Cooperative. I live in a totally electric home, including the well pump and my average bills are about $120/month. This includes an inground swimming pool. The house is 1300 sq. ft. modular. This is in York county, South Carolina, which is fast becoming a bedroom community to Charlotte.

Last edited by Chuck Hallett; 06-11-2007 at 03:45 PM.. Reason: TMI
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Drury Lane
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Based on my recent bills.

I live just outside Charlotte in South Carolina, 2626 square feet.

Water is $30 for 3,000 gallons and $22 for 3,000 gallons of sewer service.

Natural Gas is 1.33 per therm. Last month I used 35 cubic feet...$50. During the winter the gas bill jumped up to $120 or so a month.

Electric usually stays near 50-60 a month except for the really hot days in July when the A/C is running a lot.

Cable/Internet. I have Time Warner and my digital TV package/internet service with the HD TV box runs $130 a month, including all the taxes. Time Warner has six month specials on internet for $29.95 and specials for tv service too. Just ask them. Check out broadband help » BBR is DSL · Cable · VOIP · Security · Satellite · Fiber · News · Tips · Reviews · Community · Tools for reviews, comments.

Cell phone - $45-50 for nationwide calling from my home area.

House phone - don't have one but at my old apartment I had basic service, it cost $20 or so a month through the Bell South (now part of AT&T)

Insurance- If your employer doesn't provide, you can get your own policy. I purchased a basic emergency medical plan through Health Insurance, Medical Insurance, Individual Health Insurance Quotes a couple years ago when I was between jobs.

Auto insurance - The companies won't be able to give you much of a deal if you have points on your record. The premium you pay is also based on how safe other people drive too around Charlotte. For my coverage which includes 100/300 and uninsured/underinsured coverage I paid $450 with no points on my license.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-12-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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I just got my water bill from Aqua North Carolina. They just increased their rates. Water is $52 at the least I have to pay which I hardly ever go over the flat rate. They charge me way more than I use. And the sewer bill just went up from $35 to $50.66. I live in Rocky Ridge Developement on the east side.

In NC you can call Ron Brown (919-733-3979) to let this ass hole know how you feel about his utility increase plan in NC.

By the way, their stock (Aqua America) has been going up and up and up. They were making a killing even before the increase in the rates.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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Default Another Increase for Water

Aqua NC 877-987-2782 just increased our water bill to over $100 per month. I do not know what I am going to do. I had to have them turn off my water. I can not afford over $1200 per month for water. Sewer went fro $52 to $63.33 + water. They are raping Americans.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail
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This seems low???

My wife does the bills, but compared to NY the water bills are alot higher down here.

We just had a bill for $180 for 0.38 acre!
Yeah, I remember the shock of my first water bill here compared to NY. On LI my bill averaged 10-15/month here during the summer it is 175-200/month. But everything else considered, it is not bad: auto insurance 1/2, electric 1/2 if not more, property taxes 1/8, you get the idea.
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