Most of us have heard over the years that we pay more to live in the great State of Maine but who knew we’d be in the top 1- for the highest cost of utilities.

A site called Move has broken the figures down for electricity, natural gas, internet, cable and water.  Turns out that the national average for those things per month is around $422.00.  Can you guess what our average monthly total might be? Try $465.00.  So around $43 bucks more translating to around $516 dollars more per year.  Imagine if that money went to savings instead. So which State has the least expensive rates? Coming in a #50 Idaho has the best rates which would translate into a savings or $1452 per year over Maine. If it makes you feel any better in Hawaii which is the worst the monthly nut is $731.00 but then again you're suffering on the beach.

Not much to do about things really except what the site suggests which is move.

Rounding out the top 10 most expensive utilities states.

  1. Hawaii
  2. Alaska
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Connecticut
  5. New York
  6. New Hampshire
  7. South Carolina
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Vermont
  10. Maine

And the cheapest places to live, utility speaking?

  1. Idaho
  2. Utah
  3. Montana
  4. Washington
  5. Nevada
  6. Louisiana
  7. Oregon
  8. South Dakota
  9. Arkansas
  10. Wisconsin

 

See the complete report here.