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Old 07-12-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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Will be moving over (hope to be based in Redmond or Bellevue) in August and am trying to work out some sort of monthly budget.

I've done a search but can't find any examples of what I can expect to pay on bills each month.

I hope to find a 4 bed house in Redmond or Bellevue.
A family of four (myself, the missus & 2 young kids).

What should I expect to pay on average (not any kind of excessive usage) on:

Water
Electricity/Gas
Garbage
TV
Internet

Also, are there different prices on utilities between Redmond & Bellevue?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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Same size house and people so:
Water - about $150. every 60 days
Electricity/Gas - In the winter it can be $250. a month, in the summer (okay July-Sept) it can go down to $125. per month.
Garbage - $60. roughly every 60 days.
TV/Internet - We have a bundle with Comcast that has grown with HD TVs, Premium channels, telephone, internet, etc. It's $250. a month and would be the first thing I would whittle down if needed. I work from home a good bit and need a fax machine (so landline) so the cable/internet/phone would stay but we don't need this many channels when I already buy DVDs for the treadmill (maybe I need a cable connection in the garage ).
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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Thanks a lot!

That really helps.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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Cable - $150 (includes internet, voice and basic cable)
Water - $160 every 60 days
Garbage and Recycling - $129 every three months
Gas and Electric - $150-200 per month avg for the year...can be $250 in coldest month, $75 in summer months when we don't run heat. But we have new triple paned windows and that makes a huge difference!

House is a 4 bedroom, 2500 sq feet, built 1983 in Sammamish.

Also, our Home owner's insurance (includes earthquake insurance at 10% deductible) is $1348.
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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Hello,
I am looking to move to the area July-August for a new job and am trying to get an idea what my family of 4 soon to be 5 will be spending a month in Rent, Electric, water , garbage and possibly cable. The response above helped me get a good idea but at the moment we are thinking about starting out in an 2-3 bedroom apartment.
Thank you in advanced
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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That data was from 2011, keep in mind that there have been many increases since then for all of the listed expenses. I can't help you with a 2-3 bedroom apartment as we have a house, but hopefully someone can give you more up-to-date figures.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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We're in a 3 bedroom apartment in the area. Our water cost (not metered- they divide equally amongst residents) is $160/month. This is almost double what we paid when we rented a house in the same area (it was closer to $200/month then). Electric is a max of $150 in the winter and more like $75 in the summer (no a/c). We don't pay separate trash. We pay about $80/month for internet. No cable, we get a few channels off the air. No phone.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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Any recent estimates for homeowners insurance on a 3/2 home in Redmond?

Thx!
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Off the grit, should be able to get that for $800-$900 a year.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:35 AM
 
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Our water cost (not metered- they divide equally amongst residents) is $160/month. This is almost double what we paid when we rented a house in the same area (it was closer to $200/ two-month billing cycle then).
Oops! Fixed it.
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