Within the U.S., the average monthly electricity bill for apartments is $70.

But not everything in your apartment may be powered by electricity.

The average monthly natural gas bill is $50, and the average monthly fuel oil bill is $81.

## How much is the average gas bill per month?

The average household spends $83 per month on natural gas bills. Annually, natural gas costs an average of $992. Winter months often have the larger gas bills, while the summer months offer a little break.

## How much should I budget for utilities?

Utility Bills 101: Tips, Average Costs, Fees, and More. Unless you live off the grid, most utilities—like electricity, gas, water, garbage, internet, and cable—are going to periodically cost you a buck or two. In fact, the rule of thumb for apartment dwellers is to budget at least $200 per month for utilities.

## How much is a normal natural gas bill?

Appliance Natural Gas Usage

Appliance | Typical Consumption Per Year (therms)* | Cost Per Month** |
---|---|---|

Water heater | 258 th | $23 |

Gas fireplace with gas logs | 72 th | $6.33 |

Clothes dryer | 69 th | $6.08 |

Free standing range | 40 th | $3.50 |

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## How do I calculate my electric bill?

Your kWh rate is printed right on your electric bill, and the average daily use is easy enough to figure.

Once you have your data, calculate the cost of use with this formula:

- Multiply the device’s wattage by the number of hours the appliance is used per day.
- Divide by 1000.
- Multiply by your kWh rate.