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Old 03-19-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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I'd love to have some idea of utility costs in the Nashville area. If someone could pipe up with their typical electric bill, gas bill, and cable bill that would be cool.

For example, are we talking $200 for electricity in a 1,000 square foot apartment in Brentwood? Another $100 for cable?
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Well, first of all, you're not going to get an apartment in Brentwood...they simply don't exist. There are a number of apartments in the Brentwood zip in Davidson County (Nashville).

You should probably be able to do better than $200 on the electric bill...but that depends on your energy uses. The NES rate is 9.357 cents per kWh. TVA (regional energy provider) is instituting a seasonal rate change, though, so rates will be slightly higher in the summer and winter, but lower in spring and fall.

As for cable, that of course depends on what you are getting. At the moment, it looks like Comcast is offering triple play (phone/internet/cable) for between $100-160/month for the first year. Of course, Comcast likes to increase their rates, so I don't know what they'll be after that. Their online promotional deals for cable only are running from $25-85.50 per month. I don't know what the average is, but I would guess $50-70 for basic service after the promos run out.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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I have an 1100 squarefoot 2 story townhouse serviced by NES and I average about $90/month for power.
Don't have cable I think you can get basic digital service for about $50/month.
Water is included in most apartments or HOA dues if you live in a managed community.
No ideas about gas costs.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro Village - Vandy Area
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We average around 300 for utilities (water, power and gas) for a 900sqft condo in the Vandy area. This is outrageous since our place is so small but it is NOT energy efficient at all. Our Comcast bill is 120 for internet and TV, high as crap but we have movie channels.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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1500 sq ft house in Franklin. Gas and Electricity and water/sewer/garbage go between 175 and 200 per month. Gas higher in the winter, electric higher in the summer and we do NOT try to conserve. The water/sewer/garbage part of the bill is around $40 so you may not have that if you rent. Cable/and stepped up high speed internet is about $110. If you bundle it with phone it would probably run $100. Less with one of those sign up bonus packages. We moved from CT and have been really pleased with the cost of living here. Food prices are about the same and tax on food is something new for us.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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Wow. It seems like it is a lot cheaper in Nashville then it is here in IN. Our sewage bill alone is $65 and for cable/internet/phone it is $220. That's crazy! I'm in the finding info. on the cost of living and such stage of thinking about moving to that area. Looks like it may be a good idea.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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Water is a lot higher here - 3x higher - than where we lived in the Midwest.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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Water is expensive here and so is sewer. In the summer when we are irrigating our bill runs around $200-250.

Electric/gas for an almost 4000 sq ft house runs about $350-450/mo depending on season. Electric higher in summer, gas higher in winter
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Electricity in Nashville is way higher than San Francisco since we very very rarely ran the heater and didn't even have an air conditioner.

AT&T Uverse is about the same as Comcast in SF.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Yeah. . . water/sewer are more expensive than they were in Connecticut.

I am watering all my flowers/shrubs/pathetic zucchini plants every day but will have to stop sometime. WE NEED RAIN!!!!
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