2010 Utilities in Review

Below is a graph of our utility expenses for the 2010 year.  I thought it might be interesting to share this and to see if anyone else does a similar blog post.  Our average monthly bill decreased from $267.45 (2009) to $252.73 (2010), which is stellar.  Hopefully next year we can see a similar if not better decrease.

I should mention that we're heating a three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse - so it's a decent sized home.  Not as big as a big house, but not as small as a condo.

Each bill includes:

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Recycling
It looks like May had a huge spike, but May/June had a billing error.  The actually usage is the average of those two numbers.  Apparently, that sort of thing happens fairly often as they had a process in place to deal with it.

What do you pay a month for your utility bills?


  1. Interesting. My numbers wouldn't really be worth sharing since I moved mid-year, but it is really interesting. =)

    Now I pay around $25/month for water/sewar and $84/month for electricity.

  2. We have a well, so no water bill. We pay about $150/month for hydro and $1300-1400/year for propane (which is our main source of heat). So I guess that averages out to about $260-270/month.

  3. interesting. i should add up all our heating/electricty bills and see what the montlhly amount it.

    we started in August on the budget plan with hydro so theoretically we are paying the same amount every month now....

  4. This was an interesting post. I made a similar one to my blog, hope you don't mind.

    Our high for 2010 was $313 and our low was $112. The average was $176. No water or sewer bills.


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