I am moving from Salt Lake City and would like to know what is the average monthly cost of utilities, water, cable, etc. in Madison, WI?

Asked by Tim, Sat Feb 9, 2013

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Josh Barnett, Agent, Chandler, OK
Tue Feb 12, 2013
Great question!!!

Response Questions:
1. Will you be buying new? If yes, an energy efficient new home or just a regular new home?
2. If you are buying existing, what age range, i.e. less than 5 years old, or greater than 5 years old?
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Mary Whitcomb, Agent, Middleton, WI
Tue Feb 12, 2013
You can check out average utility costs of any property on the Madison Gas & Electric website. This link takes you to there: (or go to mge.com, quick links, average energy use and cost on left)


If you have an address in mind you can see what the current owner paid for the last year.

Madison's city website is a great place to get many other questions answered.


Good luck - you'll feel at home here, winter-wise!
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Cindy Diehl, Agent, Madison, WI
Sat Feb 9, 2013
Dave hit some good price estimates. It also depends on if you live in a house,condo,duplex or apartment.
Are you looking to stay in Madison and suburbs or maybe a smaller town surrounding the city. Some rental units have the utilities included with the rent payment.
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David Mays, Agent, Madison, WI
Sat Feb 9, 2013

Utilities (gas & electric) and water all depend on usage, but if you're one person as opposed to a 5-member family, a good estimate for those would be $150/month. Add in phone, internet and TV and that's probably another $80-$125. The utilities are public so if before you purchase a house, I would check those out. The other items can be bundled to save money but they're still a sizable cost to monthly housing, even if you ditch the landline for cellular
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