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One of the least fun monthly activities is paying your utility bills? Main Idaho Real Estate Insights

At least it is goood to know that in Idaho we are paying the lowest rates in the United States of America, including Alaska and Hawaii!

Check out this article on Move.org and notice that Idaho is at the bottom of the list, #50, least expensive in the USA!

Move.org analyzed the costs of five different utilities to determine their rankings: electricity, natural gas, internet, cable, and water. Their final ranking was based on the total cost of utilities in each state.

  • Electricity—To determine each state’s average electricity bill, we used US Energy Information Administration (EIA) data to find the average monthly electricity consumption for US residents (897 kWh) and multiplied this average by each state’s electricity cost per kWh.
  • Natural Gas—The average US home uses 168 cubic feet of natural gas per day. We used this number and the cost of natural gas per cubic foot in each state, according to the EIA, to find the average monthly cost of natural gas.
  • Internet and Cable—We used Numbeo to calculate the cost of both internet and cable. For internet, we found the cost of service that included 60 Mbps, unlimited data, and ADSL.
  • Water—The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the average American family uses 300 gallons of water per day, so we referenced the Circle of Blue to find the average cost of residential water in thirty major US cities and used the average cost of those cities to arrive at our figure of $40 per month.

This is just another example of how affordable it is to live in Idaho. Check out Build Idaho's Guide to Cost of Living in Boise and Affordability indexes.

The top 10 most expensive states for utilities according to this study:

  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Hampshire
  • South Carolina
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • Maine

Want to learn more? Check out home values across the Boise Valley. Also, we are glad to show you property and help you buy as part of our relocation services.

 
Posted by tlangford at 12/19/2018 9:36:00 PM
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