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Old 04-08-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Hello,

What is the average water bill for a 1 bed 1 bath apartment in Davie? Same question for electricity bill. I'm working on budgeting and this would be a big help for me!

Thank you!
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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Also, are there any startup costs to either of those? Thank you!
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Hi Marta:

As for startup costs I would call both FPL and Davie's utility provider concerning whether a deposit would be required. Often it is determined based on your credit or a record of timely payment on prior FPL bills.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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Marta-

I think there is an activation fee, but it is relatively small. Maybe $25-50 somewhere thereabouts.

Water- the average monthly bill will probably be around $15-30/month depending on your habits. If you shower 3X a day and do lots of laundry, it can double.

Electric- depends on what time of year and how many square feet your unit is. Summer months will be much higher due to running the AC 24/7. For a 700 square foot unit, you're probably looking at about $50-70 during summer months and 25-40 during winter months. If your apartment is larger, lets say 1100 square feet, the cost goes up since you're needing your AC to cool more area.

I would say budget for $100/month for utility usage. If you only spend $50, then you've got extra cash to spend.

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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Here's the info on FPL's rates:
http://www.fpl.com/rates/pdf/lowbill.pdf
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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Marta-

I think there is an activation fee, but it is relatively small. Maybe $25-50 somewhere thereabouts.

Water- the average monthly bill will probably be around $15-30/month depending on your habits. If you shower 3X a day and do lots of laundry, it can double.

Electric- depends on what time of year and how many square feet your unit is. Summer months will be much higher due to running the AC 24/7. For a 700 square foot unit, you're probably looking at about $50-70 during summer months and 25-40 during winter months. If your apartment is larger, lets say 1100 square feet, the cost goes up since you're needing your AC to cool more area.

I would say budget for $100/month for utility usage. If you only spend $50, then you've got extra cash to spend.
Thank you so much for being to descriptive/specific! I'm looking at an apartment that's about 750 square foot, maybe a little less, so this is very helpful.
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