Electricity Bill - How much do you have to spend on it every month?

An Electricity Bill - How much do you spend on your electricity bill.
India
July 26, 2007 6:00am CST
I have posted this discussion just to get an idea of how cheap or costly the energy is in different parts of the world. We all know that the world's energy sources are depleting at an alarming rate and there has to be focussed efforts from each one of us to 1. Reduce the consumption of energy. 2. Using alternate sources of energy. 3. Finding other sources from which energy can be generated. I spend around Indian Rupees 600 (US$ 40.00) every month on my electricity bill. How much do you spend? Do you think the power is cheap/costly in your country?
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@ang_2906 (76)
26 Jul 07
I spend around 20 Uk pounds a month on electricity which I think works out to around the same as 40 us dollars doesn't it approx.
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
My country has one of the most expensive power rates in Asia. I spend about $90-100 a month on electricity.
@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
26 Jul 07
Wow! My power bill this month is $138.00, what I would give to be paying $40.00 a month!...lol
• United States
21 Sep 07
I'm happy to say I pay 15.00 a month in Sac. I might be paying more when Winter comes
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I use to pay around 80 dollars a month but I recently moved and I just got my first bill it was only 50 dollars. Thats because its a smaller house. I so glad. 40 dollars a month is good too. I live in the United States.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
26 Jul 07
$40??? Wow, I wish ours was that low. Here in Houston Texas we have some of the highest electric rates in the state. We have a lot of different electric providers thanks to deregulation but the Houston area is still one of the highest. During the summer we have paid $300-$400+ per month. Other cities like San Antonio and Austin have rates lower than ours. There is always a lot of discussion as to why ours is so high.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Just wondering what electric company you use there in Houston?
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• United States
26 Jul 07
We have Reliant which we have used since we moved to Houston. We are on one of their lower priced rates but next year I may change to another one since Reliant and TXU seem to be the highest priced ones.
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• United States
27 Jul 07
OUCH!! I guess I can say IL is good for something then. lol $35 a month is ideal for me.
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
27 Jul 07
I am paying about SGD100 per month. That's for water, electricty and gas. I do not have air-conditioner at home, and we seldom cook except weekends. To me, the cost is rather expensive. The main culprits are the fridge, TV, 2 fans and of course my computer.
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@drannhh (14902)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Our electric bill is about $80 USD per month. Before we retired it was more like $140, but now we "summer" in a cool part of the country and "winter" where it is warmer. As a result, we hardly ever have to run the heater or air conditioner and we have maximum natural light. Because we are retired there are not nearly as many clothes or dishes to wash, so we save a little there, too. Power rates here are lower than they used to be, so at present they are a pretty good value. The other good thing about saving electricity by going to the desert every winter is that the money we save on power is sufficient to pay for gasoline to fuel the car as well as for a few nights in nice hotels along the way. We would go anyway, but I like to think this way.
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• Ecuador
27 Jul 07
i pay only 6$-10$ monthly lol
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@kelly60 (4547)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I pay around $90-95 each month. I wish that mine was as low as yours. I live in Michigan.
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
26 Jul 07
Yes friend. The world's energy sources are depleting at an alarming rate. That's right. I spend one thousand naira ($12) every month. Power here is not stable here because we use to have numerous problems here. Thanks
@avonrep1 (1863)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Our home is ran completely on electricity. We have no gas in our home at all except the gas that comes from us. lol We are on the budget at our house, so our bill is the same every month no matter how much we use, then after 12 months, we have a tiny bill or no bill at all. We pay $156 a month, for 11 months. Which isn't to bad in the US. My parents bill is $85 in the summer and $115 in the winter, but they also have gas and in the summer, it runs about $100.00 then in the winter they get $200+ bills.
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Last month, my electric bill was 165.00. This month, it was 233.00 due to the electric increase in my area. I'm not sure if it was the entire US, or just my location but there was just a serious issue regarding electric pricing, and everybody's prices went up about 50% here! It's insane. Between electric and the cost of gasoline, you almost need a job just to pay for that!
@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I live in the United States in a small one bedroom apartment and our electric bill is anywhere from $90-120 a month. I used to live in a bigger two-bedroom apartment and our bill was never more than $30. I don't know why it is more expensive here, but I hate it.
• United States
26 Jul 07
Our bill is usually around $100 per month. We live in an apartment in an area that gets pretty hot so our electricity bill goes up in the summer. During the Spring and fall our bill is the least and has gotten down to $60.
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I just moved to a 2 bedroom house and my first bill was for $98.00 so I don't know how expensive it will get in the summer as I am using air conditioning during the day time due to the very hot weather we are having. I live in Southern California, USA.
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@venshida (4839)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I think electricity is expensive. I spend about $100.00 to $200.00 a month depends on the season. I find winter is the most expensive. Last year, my bill average $250.00. I always struggle to pay it.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
26 Jul 07
i spend around $50 here in australia and i keep on trying to reduce it as i think it is still expensive...
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@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
26 Jul 07
In the state of Connecticut, USA, our electric rates are sky rocketing all the time. WE just had a 50% increase and the (2) companies are asking for another increase. Depending on the season I pay between $100.00-$200.00 per month. I try every cost cutting product and use as little power as I can.
• India
26 Jul 07
I live in Kolkata which is covered by CESC. For quite some years now, CESC is recovering arrears from its customers, I don’t know for what. We are having to pay Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1200 every month. We have 4 rooms (2 bedrooms, 1 sitting room, I kitchen&dining area), 2 TVs, 1 fridge. Most days, the fans in only one bedroom are switched on because we don’t stay at home and my in-laws sleep in their bedroom with my son. Its also seldom that we use two TVs simultaneously. Only from the evening till say 12 at night, all the lights and fans are kept on. The fridge of course is kept switched on 24hrs. we don’t know when this will stop, or what the rates are in other metros, but we feels its too steep.
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@gradyslady (4056)
• United States
21 Sep 07
Ours goes up and down every month, sometimes it's a reasonable amount and then the next month it's so high and we don't understand it.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
21 Sep 07
When you get your bill is there a reading code on it? Like a=actual reading, e=estimated reading, etc.? We were getting clobbered, too. It was the estimated reading that was too low, so the actual one really messed us up because it was part of whatever they underestimated from a previous month and the month we were in. So now I'm c=customer reading. The months when they don't send a meter reader out, I read it and call it in. That way I don't have any surprises. Our bill has to do with reality. Take care
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
27 Jul 07
My average cost per month for electricity in Nebraska, USA, was $41.71 last year. Our gas bill was $66.06 per month on top of that. So our total energy bill per month was $107.77. The total was $91.00 average the year before, and $82.00 the year before that. So the cost is definitely going up.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
28 Jul 07
That is much the same as my electricity bill here in Adelaide, Australia ( I am not on gas).
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• United States
27 Jul 07
On average I spend around $100/month. You must understand that the United States has a lot higher utility bills than others, or so I've found out.
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@Michele21 (3096)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I an in the US too...and if I got a $100 electril bill I would dance for joy!!!
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