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Old 07-18-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: tucson, arizona
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Default average utilities cost.......

okay, i'm sure i'm annoying someone by asking questions about moving to tucson (this has prob been asked a million times), so i'll apologize in advance, but i need to know.

if you dont mind, could someone give me an average cost of utilities/month ? it would be for a normal, 2 bedroom/2bath apartment. & let me know if you include cable or not. i'm trying to decide if it's worth it to pay a little more/month for utilities included or to pay less w/out them included..

thanks a lot!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Good question, Red . . .

Monthly Cable or Satellite should run anywhere between 40 bucks or less, all the way up to 150 bucks depending on features required.

Monthly Electric should be anywhere from about 50 bucks all the way up to about 200 bucks depending on the efficiency of the systems and your usage.

I may be totally out in left field with this comment but, whenever I see "utilities included" signs it usually seems to be for older, less attractive complexes.

Sorry I cannot offer more help . . . Good Luck
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I pay about $150/month in electric for a 1 bedroom. I run the AC all day, set at 78F.

A friend of mine lives in a complex where electric is included, and her AC doesn't cool her apartment down at all. It's old and constantly breaks down. However, she pays a lot less than I do. Hope that helps.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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A friend of mine lives in a complex where electric is included, and her AC doesn't cool her apartment down at all.
That's probably because she has no control over it at all. While I'm not sure about that, I do know the complex decides when to switch from AC to heating and your individual preferences don't count. That's why I always advise against living in such complexes. The ol' cliche "you get what you pay for" comes in full swing in this case.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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That's probably because she has no control over it at all. While I'm not sure about that, I do know the complex decides when to switch from AC to heating and your individual preferences don't count. That's why I always advise against living in such complexes. The ol' cliche "you get what you pay for" comes in full swing in this case.
Great point, Sierra.

There's no such thing as a FREE LUNCH.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:12 AM
 
Location: tucson, arizona
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thanks!
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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There's no such thing as a FREE LUNCH.
Well... get this...


There was this one time that we were at lunch... and, suddenly... the Filly declared that SHE would spring for lunch!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Well... get this...


There was this one time that we were at lunch... and, suddenly... the Filly declared that SHE would spring for lunch!
Yeah... that's like moving the money from your left pocket to your right pocket.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Yeah... that's like moving the money from your left pocket to your right pocket.
Oh! Yeah...
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Well... get this...


There was this one time that we were at lunch... and, suddenly... the Filly declared that SHE would spring for lunch!
FREE LUNCH, Zony?

Whatcha wanna bet you paid dearly for that lunch somehow, someway?
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