States With the Highest and Lowest Utility Bills

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While there are many monthly bills you can easily cut -- e.g., removing one of your streaming services or canceling the gym membership you never use -- others you're pretty much stuck paying. Unless your landlord covers your utilities, it's likely that you must pay for electricity, water, natural gas, internet and cable every month.

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The average total monthly cost of these utilities across the U.S. is $288.98, according to Angi. That breaks down to $14.17 for gas, $40.66 for water, $115.30 for internet and cable, and $118.85 for electricity. But some states charge more (or less) than others for these basic services.

Here's a look at the states with the highest and lowest utility bills.

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States With the Highest Utility Bills

The Angi study found that homeowners in the most expensive states pay an average of $150 to $200 more per month than homeowners in the states with the lowest utility costs.

Here's a look at the states where utilities cost the most.

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10. Arizona

  • Total monthly cost: $321.38

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9. Florida

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8. Massachusetts

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7. Mississippi

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6. Virginia

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5. Alaska

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4. California

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3. Connecticut

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2. New Hampshire

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1. Hawaii

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States With the Lowest Utility Bills

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10. Oregon

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9. Colorado

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8. Illinois

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7. Iowa

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6. North Dakota

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5. Nebraska

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4. New Mexico

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3. Montana

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2. Idaho

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1. Utah

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