what is the average overalll utilities for a california condo?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
It depends on where the condo is in California, when the condo was built, how well it is insulated, what utility company you have and what utilities you are talking about. Utility rates vary widely. As do the definitions of what constitutes "utilities".
Assuming you are only talking about heating your condo and powering your appliances, and not about the cable, telephone, water or garbage, it will also depend on whether your condo has electric heat or gas heat. Gas is usually cheaper.
For those living in the Sierra's the winter utility rates can be high due to the need to heat a home where winter temperatures are often 20 to 30 degrees, but summer rates in such areas may be low. For those living in the Central Valley or Southern California the winter rates may be less, but the air conditioning in the summer makes up for it.
If you are thinking about southern california you might want to check rates at Con-Edison, (however I think San Diego has a different company). If you are thinking about Northern California you might check rates at Pacific Gas and Electric. If you are moving to Sacramento, they have Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
I'd plan on at least $150 a month or so.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
For a 2/2 apartment in LA, I pay $40 a month for electric and $35 a month for gas.
I cook a lot and I don't conserve electricity. On the other hand, I don't use my heat or AC very often.