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May 8, 2002
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renting question

this is a very general question, i tried searching around but i couldn't find any answers for it.

i just want to know what the average person/family pays for utilities in their homes each month. my wife and i and planning on renting a house with another couple, but we don't know how much utilities are going to cost. i have always rented places that are all inclusive, and i've never had to pay utilities.

how much do people pay per month in the gta area? i know this is a very general question, but i just need to get a ballpark figure

thanks
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Depends if electricity is your method of heating in the winter.

I can say in Halifax, in a 2bedroom rental, with heating supplied, we pay about $50/mo for electricity.
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heating would probably be gas, through a fireplce and furnace in the winter
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In Edmonton, Alberta I pay:
~32/month for gas in the summer ( 2 gj )
~140/month for gas in the winter (10-12 gj)
~120/month for power/water/sewage/etc... all year (600KWH, 30meters of water)

That's on a 1600sq ft bungalow with 3 people living in it.



Edit: Realized you asked for GTA, so I put my usage figures in there, which allows you to figure out the Ontario cost if you want.
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Dec 4, 2004
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1800 sq. ft. house (2 story, 23 years old), 3 people living here

gas (hot water, furnace and gas FP)- about 120/month
hydro- about 130/month, winter, 75 or so summer
water/sewer-45/month
hotwater tank rental - 9 bucks/month
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1400 sq ft home 2 audults 2 small children

Winter
gas 160
elec 60

summer
gas 60
elec 160 (AC)

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