Originally Posted by El General
I'm considering a move, and would like to factor in living costs. Since everyone uses different amounts; will someone please give me the rate? What is the monthly service fee? Is sales tax added to both? Thanks!
How much electricity are you planning to use? When you consider your move, make sure you consider how energy-efficient your new home will be (insulation, windows). Try to think like a cheap b@stard before you buy something.
El Paso Electric is the utility company (not PNM).
I can't imagine any one location in the US having vastly different electricity rates than another since electricity can be purchased by one utility anywhere in the US from any other utility anywhere in the US. If one utility had a rate much higher that an adjacent one, it would get noticed and the PRC would step in.
I found a page that compares Utility Rates between states:
It shows NM at just under 9 cents per kWh. The all-state average was 9.5 cents. There is a great map showing relative rates. The rates are the highest in CA, NV, TX and all through the NE. The next tier is AZ, NM, CO, so we are relatively expensive.
I can't imagine that any utility company would *not* charge a sales tax.