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Old 08-05-2012, 06:58 PM
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Hi, I'm trying to decide whether I should buy a coop or a house. I would like to know how much do utilities cost for owning a single family house with 3 bedrooms. Could you please include costs for gas, electric, water, waste and so on? Thanks a bunch
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:14 AM
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Bestplaces.net shows the cost as $158/mo. for Queens.
I don't know the date of that estimate but I will guesstimate that the cost is closer to double that amount.

There is huge variablility in the cost of fuel but if you are all gas, then your costs will be lower than someone using electricity or oik for their heat and hot water. Degree of insulation is also a big factor.

Con Ed at $.29/Kwhr is a killer so Summer air conditioning costs us a LOT more than other parts of the country.

It's a hard number to pin down as homes are VERY different from one another.
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