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Old 07-28-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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I will be moving to Omaha in the fall and plan to buy a home soon after. I am trying to budget and see what I will be able to afford, but don't know about Utility expenses. I plan on purchasing a house in the 1500-2000 sq. foot range. I'm looking for the average monthly cost of all the basic utilities such as electric, water, gas, cable, internet, and phone.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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Depends on the home, the age of the AC/Furnace, etc. I bought a new home 2 years ago, 1500 sq. foot.

Mine runs a little under $100/month each for MUD (gas/water) and OPPD (electric). I'm on the budget plan for both, so we pay 1 amount year round. Of course, if you buy an older house with older windows, less insulation, etc...it might be more. Or, you might pay less--as I like to keep it cold in the summer and warm in the winter--and there are no shade trees in my neighborhood.

I use Cox for the cable, internet and phone, so the 3 together run about $140. You can get it about $20 cheaper for the lowest tier of internet service, and the cable tv might be a little cheaper too if you talk to a customer service rep and get a special deal.
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