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Old 10-17-2012, 05:31 AM
 
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I am relocating to Sterling / Dulles in a few weeks.

How much will utilities cost monthly for a one person house?
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:35 AM
 
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The question is way too vague. 1200 sq foot townhouse or 4800 single family home? Is the person home all day long or at work from 7 am - 7pm. Someone who has the heat up to 85 degrees all winter and 65 all summer? Every light in the house on every evening until 1:00 a.m. or one lamp, one tv and in bed by 8 pm? 15 minute showers or 3 minute showers?

So many variables.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:51 AM
 
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You actually expect someone to work this out for you? Could you do my budget too for a two-person family with a cat, fish, and a marijuana grow lamp? I commute 5 miles each way in a Dodge 4.x4. I"m not going to tell you if I have gas or electiric, so could you run up 2 estimates. I have dry cleaning that needs picked up too. Don't step on the daises on your way in.

Act like a Republican and do the work yourself. (not likely)
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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i am relocating to sterling / dulles in a few weeks.

How much will utilities cost monthly for a one person house?
$500.00-$600.00
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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I am relocating to Sterling / Dulles in a few weeks.

How much will utilities cost monthly for a one person house?
Are you speaking of a 1 bedroom apartment? If so, depending on what utilities may or may not be covered in rent, I would estimate between $250-$300 max per month (water, electric, tv/cable)
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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You actually expect someone to work this out for you? Could you do my budget too for a two-person family with a cat, fish, and a marijuana grow lamp? I commute 5 miles each way in a Dodge 4.x4. I"m not going to tell you if I have gas or electiric, so could you run up 2 estimates. I have dry cleaning that needs picked up too. Don't step on the daises on your way in.

Act like a Republican and do the work yourself. (not likely)
a little harsh. The poor guy is a foreigner; first time living in the USA.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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Thanks for answers. I apologize because I should be more specific on question.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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It's Okay. My estimate was for a person living in a house. If you live in an apartment or have roommates, the cost will be significantly less.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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How large a house? What are your habits regarding heating and air-conditioning?

My utilities are nowhere close to $500-$600/month and I live in a house, not an apartment.

My HOA dues are about $90/month, gas and electric combined are around $125-$150/month (with electic being higher in summer, with a lower gas bill; gas is higher in the winter, with a lower electic bill), water is around $15-$20/month (paid quarterly), and cable/internet is about $60/month.

I guess if you add in my cell phone bill each month, my "utilities" are around $400-$450, but I don't count my cell phone and cable/internet as being utilities. The only reason I'm even considering my HOA dues in the figure is because those dues include trash, recycling, etc.

I do not heat my house to a high temp in the winter, and do not cool it to a low temp in the summer. Instead, I keep my house at 78* in the summer and at *68 in the winter. That helps keep my bills lower.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Thanks for answer. I have an estimation now about the utilities cost based on your input.

It will be a one person house or apartment. I didn't decide yet.


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How large a house? What are your habits regarding heating and air-conditioning?

My utilities are nowhere close to $500-$600/month and I live in a house, not an apartment.

My HOA dues are about $90/month, gas and electric combined are around $125-$150/month (with electic being higher in summer, with a lower gas bill; gas is higher in the winter, with a lower electic bill), water is around $15-$20/month (paid quarterly), and cable/internet is about $60/month.

I guess if you add in my cell phone bill each month, my "utilities" are around $400-$450, but I don't count my cell phone and cable/internet as being utilities. The only reason I'm even considering my HOA dues in the figure is because those dues include trash, recycling, etc.

I do not heat my house to a high temp in the winter, and do not cool it to a low temp in the summer. Instead, I keep my house at 78* in the summer and at *68 in the winter. That helps keep my bills lower.
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