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Old 07-24-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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Do you have kids? Our electricity bill from when we lived in a two bedroom two bath apartment in Eugene (Applewood) - but this was with two kids - ranged from 90'ish to 120'ish. It was higher in the winter, actually, because we used the oven more and used the heaters. Everything we had was electric, though. No natural gas at all. And that was electric and water combined, as well as wastewater, trash, recycling, etc. It was all lumped together: EWEB.

Some apartment communities pay bulk rates and so you pay them for your water and/or gas. This kind of sucks because you have no say over how much you pay - you can't use less water or electricity in order to lower your bill is what I mean. Currently in our town-home, we pay our apartment community $70 per month for the community water and electric (it's part of the monthly rent payment, they told us it is for landscaping and the pool and such - it was $35 when we first moved in but they recently raised it because EWEB raised their rates, they said...) and then we also have an EWEB bill that averages around $120/month. This is a large three bedroom town-home with a garage, though, and a pool and all of those things. It's $$ where we live - I don't recommend it.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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No we do not have kids. I guess It's about the same then, not bad thank you ^L^
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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In Eugene, you pay a company called EWEB for water, electricity, and waste water. If you use natural gas, then you pay another company called NW Natural for that.

Re utility bills: It varies of course according to season, but here are some rough numbers I wrote down a few years ago:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/13583110-post67.html

While on this topic, you might also be interested to know about cable/phone bills:

Good cable & internet provider?

That info is sorta old. I have now switched everything (phone, internet, cable TV) to Comcast Triple Play. It costs me about $170 per month now. I have a fancy package with too many channels, so you could probably get by with less than this amount.

Hope that helps!

Mr. Eugenified
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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That's great Eugenified, that helps a lot! Thank you!
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Oregon electric rates are not high at all. Here is a link to the utility: Home : EWEB

I think that the KW of use in their example is high but here is a link to their rate page: http://www.eweb.org/electricrates/residentialservice
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