Congobug, Renter in Boston, MA

How much are utilities for a studio apartment, approximately?

Asked by Congobug, Boston, MA Tue Jul 30, 2013

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Territory.c…, Agent, MA,
Wed Jul 31, 2013
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All Points P…, Agent, Boston, MA
Tue Jul 30, 2013
Difficult question to answer without more info about the unit you may be interested in. Even in local Boston area, utilities included or not included in rent, vary from building to building. The costs are also contingent upon your usage, if heat, electric etc. are not included in rent.
If you are paying for your own heat, work ing from home, and like it toasty warm on a winter day, your cost will be higher than if you turned up your thermostat only in am and pm.
If you are considering a move to a new apartment, it's best to ask your agent to ask the current tenant if they would be willing to share info about their costs. However, whatever answers you get can certainly be different for you in the same apartment, as your lifestyle may be different than the person living there now.
Some potential costs to inquire about:
Electricity (for lighting? cooking? heat? appliances? Water heater?)
Gas: (for heat? cooking? water heater?)
Is there a separate meter for your own water usage?
Oil: for heat?
Cable, internet, Wi-fi connections/service? ( for eg.some condo units may have basic cable included)
If you have further questions, please feel free to inquire at
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We are doing a research paper on finances so we decided on a studio apartment in Boston. So let's say the water heater runs on heat and is included in the rent, appliances, air conditioning and heat are electric. Can you give me an approximate cost? We live in Michigan and it would run around $115 per month for 1 male, away from the apartment 11 hours a day keeping it at a moderate temp. Thanks for your time.
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Mario Pavli, Agent, Boston, MA
Tue Jul 30, 2013
I agree with C.H. This all depends if gas is heat or electric? If the heat is electric than it will be more expensive than gas.

Best Of Luck.
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CH Naamad, Agent, Boston, MA
Tue Jul 30, 2013
Your question depends on what utilities are included in your rent. Electric is usually not that expensive, unless heat is electric.
Best regards,
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