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Old 01-01-2010, 08:03 AM
Location: Pennsylvannia
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Hello everyone.

I am curious to know what the costs are per month for the household utilities, such as water, electric, sewer, trash, etc. . ., are in Riverside County.

I currently reside in PA, and in the Shamokin I pay:

Trash..........$30 (Independent Trash Removal Company)
Heating......$150 (Independent Oil Provider)

I imagine that phone and tv are different, such as Verizon (home phone, internet, and cell-family plan) are $197 for me. My TV (Directv) is $78 (3 receivers, HD-DVR rec. and Choice+).

I live in a 1875 sq ft. Townhouse with 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. I am curious to find out how they compare to a household in Southern California.

Thank You in advance for your responses.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:58 PM
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I live in a 4 bedroom, 1400 sq feet house in La Quinta California (near Palm Springs) and utilities are lower than what I paid when I lived in Austin Texas.

During the summer, our electric bill is around $200 per month. Around $60 in the winter. Water is around $25.
We have a propane tank by Amerigas that we have to have filled a couple of times in the winter and that's around $300 per fill
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:41 PM
Location: Pennsylvannia
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Thank You for your response, and to those who took the time to look at the posting.
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:25 AM
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I am in a 2 story 1600 sq ft home in Menifee and pay, monthly, around:

$60 electric
$30 gas
$80 water
$22 trash
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:43 AM
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I am in Temecula in a 2 story 2700 sq ft home and we pay
35-40 electric
25-30 gas
40-45 water and sewer
trash is free

This is for myself and my wife and we try to conserve alot. My sprinklers for the lawn haven't been on much during the winter because we have had a few rainy days. When we shower we shut off the water while soaping up. (she does take baths occasionally). Our clothes washer is old school and uses about 40-50 gallons per wash, the new ones only use around 15 gallons I think. We have all new energy efficient appliances in the Kitchen. We try not to leave lights on etc. We haven't really used the heat (gas) but about 5 days since November. Our house is usually around 65-70f and a few of the colder mornings it has been around 60f but then the sun is out and we open the windows to warm it up in here.

This is just for the winter months, I am not sure how much things will go up in the summer. We haven't lived here in the summer yet.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:10 PM
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We live up in Victorville and our utilities aren't cheap. We have a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home that's 1900 sq. feet.

Water/Sewer/Trash $80-$150/mo.
Electric $50-$260/mo. (Depends on the season)
Gas $20-$160 (Depends on the season-our clothes dryer, hot water, furnace, and range are all gas)
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:17 PM
Location: upland, ca
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two story home in upland, 2000 sq ft, just me and the wife, no kids (well, 2 dogs)

water $25 a month
trash $30 a month
electric less then $40/10months a year (up to 70 dollars in summer 2 months)
i operate quite a bit of shop equipment in my garage (electric welder, saw, air compressor, metal mill)
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:39 AM
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Wow, I'm paying to much.

I live in Fontana....

Electric......140.00 (average)
Gas...........47.00 (average)
Water.......135.00 (average) this has always been this high, without even watering the grass, neighbors pay the same.
TV, Phone, Internet (bundled) 115.00

We also get hit hard with property taxes. I pay 5,000+ a year for a home that originally sold for 175K.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:26 AM
Location: GLAMA
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1517 sq ft single family dwelling (built 1943) in Fontana, one occupant, per month utilities:

Water: ~$20 in cooler weather, ~$50 during the torrid months.
Elec: ~$80, ~$150 in the hot months.
Sewer: 0 (septic system)
Gas: ~$10
Trash: $80, but it's a commercial account for a dumpster due to my business being onsite.

Broadband internet and two tiers of digital cable from TW/Roadrunner: $110.00
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:51 PM
Location: southwest michigan
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We are in a 1200 sq. ft. home in Temecula with a .25 acre lot- 2 adults, 3 kids.

Water + Sewer: Winter- $45, Summer- $90
Electric: spring and fall- approx. $30; summer- $150 to $200; winter- $50
Gas: spring/summer/fall- $20; winter- $90
TV/Phone/internet- Verizon FIOS $140 per month
Cell- varies by carrier...same plans available in most of the country probably
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