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what is the average monthly electric cost for 1 beroom apartment in Boston, ma?

Asked by Junks, Allston, MA Thu Jul 8, 2010

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Ken Lambert’s answer
Hello Junks- This varies greatly based on many things. Is the hot water paid by tenant, and if so is it an electric HW heater? There are other factors as well. Are you paying for heat, or not?
If you are only paying for lights and basic appliances and typical wall outlets (no electric dryer), then for a small/ 1 BR apt I can't see it costing more than $20- $25 per month.

Good luck,
Ken L.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 11, 2010
There is no average, but you can ask the property manager to give you an estimate. If you have a specific property in mind you can call the electric company and just ask for the history. You need to know these things to budget properly.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 9, 2010
When it comes to utilities, much will depend on usage--ask the current occupant for an estimate of cost or ask anyone else who may have the same size apartment.
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