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Old 02-21-2013, 09:45 PM
 
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Hi All,

I'm looking to move to the New London / Groton area, and I'm trying to get a better sense of the cost of living there. Most of the apartments that I have seen do not include utilities.

I've lived in MA for a long time and my electric bill has averaged around fifty bucks, and I suspect that would be similar to what I would pay in CT (unless the place had electric heat). But what about water and gas heat? What might those bills roughly be, for a small one bedroom apartment?

Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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My recent heating bill (natural gas) was $80, but I turn the heat all the way down when I leave to go to work, put it back to 70 when I get home, and back down to 60 or so when I go to sleep

can't say on water though as it is included for me

edit: sorry for not including this before, I have a one-bedroom apartment (pretty large for a 1BR though)
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I pay about $200 a month in the winter for 2 people in a newer 2200 square foot house with gas heat. That's gas and electric. Water is another ~$75 every quarter, but water costs vary widely across CT. Some places are well water (no fee), some are billed a flat fee, some by use. It's all over the place.

We have very high utility costs in CT, but the New London area won't be that much more than MA.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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CT utilities are among the highest in the country (thanks electric deregulation!). I own a 960 Sq Ft townhouse with gas forced air heat, central AC and hot water. In the winter my gas averages about $100 a month and electric is between $75-100. During the summer the gas will go down to around $30 but the electric with the central air going will be around $120-150. The furnace and AC unit are original to the house and 25 years old this year.

These are just for my wife and myself. In the winter the heat is set to 58 during the day, 63 when we are home, and 60 when we are sleeping. The AC is set to 75 in the summer when we are home and 80 when we are not.

I also have public water. That is $175-200 every 6 months.
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