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Old 05-21-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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Hi there! We are hopefully relocating to Shreveport in the next month or two. I am trying to do some research on cost of living and attempting to work out a budget and know what our base salary needs are so that my husband is prepared when he gets his offer next week. I know housing prices are significantly lower than where we are currently (Orange County, CA) but I wasnt sure about utilities. Can anyone tell me what a 3 bedroom house might cost for gas, electric, and water? Do landlords typically charge for water and garbage? We currently pay for a two-bedroom two-story house: $40 for gas, $120 for electric, and water and garbage is covered in the rental amount.
I am expecting utilites to cost less, but if we use more (ex: running the AC constantly in the hot months) we might just wind up spending more overall. Thank you for your help! We are hoping the offer meets our needs!
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Not sure how helpful this will be but...

We live in Bossier in a 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment (~1100 sqft) and our gas is ~$30/month, electric fluctuates from as low as $60/month to as high as $110/month in the summer. Our apartment complex covers water, sewer and garbage.

For a 3-bedroom house in the summer I would expect around that same level, maybe a bit more (I like it really cold, so my bill is always higher).
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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thanks for your help!
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