How Expensive Are Utilities in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota?
We've been told that all we really need to survive are air and water, but let's face it, in order to truly live you need a whole lot more.
Where in the world would we be without electricity, gas, water, internet, and cable?
But more and more, those 'necessities' are coming at a premium price.
A recent AARP article, using data from Angi, shows that the average American household pays nearly $300 a month for utilities:
- Natural gas: $14.17 per month
- Water: $40.66
- Internet/cable: $115.30
- Electricity: $118.85
But customers in one Tri-State location are well below those numbers.
Iowans pay about $50 less per month. The $242.54 state average is the seventh-best in the United States.
STATES WITH LEAST EXPENSIVE UTILITIES
- Utah: $205.28
- Idaho: $220.42
- Montana: $228.16
- New Mexico: $228.36
- Nebraska: $232.00
- North Dakota: $238.17
- Iowa: $242.54
- Illinois $250.69
- Colorado $253.09
- Oregon $256.44
Customers in South Dakota and Minnesota pay more but are still below the national average.
In the Mount Rushmore State, the average bill for gas, water, electricity, and internet/cable is $262.24. In the North Star State, it's $257.34.
On the high end, 18 states pay more than $300 for utilities:
STATES WITH MOST EXPENSIVE UTILITIES
- Hawaii: $402.49
- New Hampshire: $373.16
- Connecticut: $370.89
- California: $348.60
- Alaska: $346.76
- Virginia: $340.77
- Mississippi; $336.58
- Massachusetts: $325.05
- Florida: $324.57
- Arizona: $321.38