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Old 01-29-2012, 10:25 AM
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If I have to live in a 2 bedroom apartment ( ~ 1000 sq ft ) in Omaha in West or Northwest Omaha, how much would I have to pay per month on the following -

Electricity ( in winter and in summer )
Gas ( in winter and in summer )

Do renters typically have to pay monthly for water and sewage as well ?

How much does TV Cable and Internet typically cost/month in Omaha ?

Looking for any kind soul that can provide these information.

Thank you
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:44 PM
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Now i had a 1400 sq foot house, so it was just a little more than you.

Electricity was around 90-120 a month.

Gas was 40-80 (40 in summer, 80 in winter) - amount might be more if you have a gas stove, not sure how much that would affect that.

Water was 20-40. Some complexes include water, others don't, but it really varies.

Cable on the other hand, for cable TV (with extras) and internet was 120 or 140 (I forget which).
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:11 AM
Location: Omaha
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800 sq foot house
electric: 50
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:33 AM
Location: Omaha, NE
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I have OPPD for electric. MUD handles gas and water and add it into the same bill.

My house is about 1200 finished square foot. I have about an 800 square foot unfinished basement with the vents closed. I have vaulted ceilings and when I'm home I'm comfortable (71 winter, 74 summer). My furnace is a 93% efficiency and it's just a standard AC (non-heat pump) unit. I keep the grass watered when it's hot and dry, (not excessively, but my yard is large). August must have been hot and dry so both bills were high that month keeping the house cool and grass watered. My 2011 costs were.

Internet/Cable from Cox was in the $160 range per month. I have an upgraded speed internet tier and the cable tier with the HD and DVR services.

For electricity (rounded) were:

Jan - $58
Feb - $53
Mar - $52
Apr - $52
May - $55
Jun - $54
Jul - $72
Aug - $123 (ouch)
Sep - $85
Oct - $64
Nov - $46
Dec - $51

Gas/Water (rounded) combined:

Jan - $149
Feb - $173
Mar - $132
Apr - $104
May - $87
Jun - $65
Jul - $50
Aug - $80
Sep - $66
Oct - $65
Nov - $84
Dec - $144
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:17 AM
Location: north omaha
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A big benefit of living in an apartment is the reduced heating cost. In a house you have heat loss in every direction. In an apartment most of your walls are being heated by other people. Expect your gas and water costs to be about 2/3 what similar sized homes in this thread pay during the winter.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:17 AM
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This is for my house but I think its important to note that the actual utility cost is low from OPPD and MUD. It's the fees and service charges that make up a large portion of the bill.

My last water bill I used $2.78 worth of water, yet the water portion of my bill was just over $23.00

It will get higher over time as the sewer replacement fees go up. Now it was $4.00 and it will get to $20 in years to come.
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