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Im thinking of moving to florida for the winter with my GF, the only problem is that ill be paying most of the bills. My boss is the one whos pretty much talking me into going.. and he was trying to figure out how much it would cost me to live there.... but i think he was giving me some lowball estimates on my new cost of living so that he wont have to give me that big of a raise.

Currently im living at home with the folks and only paying rent (half), and day to day shit like eating, going out etc.

Im wondering how much I should expect to pay for each of the following:

1. Electric
2. Water
3. Cable
4. Cell phone
5. Trash pickup
6. Rent (variable I know... Im figuring about 500ish)
7. Anything else im forgetting off the top of my head?
 

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Cable/internet-$88.00

Phone-$71.50 (Verizon Freedom plan.. unlimited LD calls. Great since both mine and my wifes familys lives on the East Coast.


thats it... I live in base housing all the rest is free.


I would love to live in Philly again.... I was paying $600 a month for rent.. I couldnt find a place here for under $1000.
 

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I have a roommate and we live in a pretty nice townhouse that he owns.

This is for each of us.

Rent - $460.00 each
House Bills Approx - $180.each (cable and internet $100, house cleaner $75, heat and electric $180) Water comes every 3 months - extra $80 total.
cell - $50.00

So just for living and phone is about $700 for me.
 

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My house was built in 1946, seemingly before insulation was invented. It's brick + plaster construction. It's a brick oven on hot summer days and a walk-in freezer on cold winter nights. The only way to keep it comfortable is to throw big steaming wads of cash into the utility company's gaping maw.

Electric: 50$ in winter, $300 in summer
Gas: 50$ in summer, $300 in winter
Water & Sewer: $40
Phone (two lines,DSL, and long distance): 200$
 

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Are you wanting to know for FL or for where everyone is?
 

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my mortgage is about $1200 a month, plus about $150-180 for electric, $60 for cable, and water is free, got to love that well.
 

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rent - $436 (utils included)
electricity - $30
internet/cable - $50
phone - $50

this is for a studio apt tho, i dont even get a bedroom :eek: :eek:
 

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southern florida is gonna be more expensive than g-burg...living is cheap up there compared to down here
 

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Here's what I pay for my place in Fort Walton Beach
Rent $560 (1300sqft townhouse)
Electric $60-$90
Water about $30
Cable/HiSpeed Internet $80
Don't have a home phone
Cell Phone- like 40 bux for a bajillion minutes and free long distance (At&T gives a military plan)
 

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Rent: 1400 (2br, 900sqft)
Elec: Avg's 100
Phone: 45 (basic plan)
Cable (w/Roadrunner) 110
 

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here, 3 bd room house pd for, electric 160, no phone, cable alone 44. water n sewer abouy 180 - 250 2 months
House payment was 1560 a month but I boight it 20 years ago. now it's more like 2500+

I would expect Florida to be close to Hawaii's COLA....
 

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You can live without tv and a cell phone. Ditch them.
 

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I feel really good about where i live now

Rent: $400/monthly 1400sq/ft in a nice neighborhood "sherriff, two lawyers and two doctors live on my street.
Cable/Electricity/Uncapped Cable modem"800KB/s down speed" $79 winter $130 summer
water/sewage/garbage $23 monthly
ATT Wireless 600 anytime, free nights n weekends, nation wide GSM plan $49.33
 

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03silvers said:
southern florida is gonna be more expensive than g-burg...living is cheap up there compared to down here
+1 to that. Living in Pittsburgh is more expensive than greensburg so FL is going to be a lot more I would imagine.
 

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I'm in Tampa Bay area of FL.

Mortgage (brand new home) $995
Electric: from 80 (winter)-$150 (summer)
Water: $80 (including irrigation system)
Cable/Internet: $135
Phone: $45
Association Fees: $75
Trash Pickup: Free (part of getting raped on taxes)

When I lived in apts, it was anywhere from $600-$1100, depending on how nice you want it (2 bedroom)
 

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Krazy Hawaiian said:
I would expect Florida to be close to Hawaii's COLA....

The only place I could find more expensive was Key West
 
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