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If I did my math right, I think it's .084 cents. (I'm not a math person at all... and the bill doesn't say the kwh rate on it in black and white anywhere that I can see.)
As for eggs, I paid just under $2/dozen for non-organic eggs from vegetarian-fed hens (so says the carton). I don't know what plain old white eggs cost.
Really, your food expenses will depend on your consumption of processed foods and how often you eat out, but even with processed foods, you probably will come out ahead in that area.
Yeah, that's kinda why I asked about specific items.
I don't know about the bread. This evening I paid $1.79/lb for 85/15 ground turkey at Wal-Mart. Regular milk was $3.48/gallon for the store brand.
That sounds about like what I would pay here.
Also, grocery prices will depend on where you shop.
Your electricity bill will be nicer here than in Phoenix because we have nice mild weather between the cold and hot weather, and hot here is probably nothing like hot in Phoenix. Is your new home all-electric?
We're in Houston, but it's much more humid/hot here than in MO so it's probably about the same savings. And .08 kWh is a huge savings!
|AmerenUE Residential Electric Rates
Residential customers pay a customer charge of $7.25 per month. This monthly charge reflects the costs of making service available—meter reading, billing, and customer service, for example. It is a fixed monthly charge.
Then there's the energy or usage charge, which goes up or down depending on how much electricity is used. Residential customers pay an energy charge for each kilowatthour used. (A kilowatthour—kWh—is the amount of electricity needed to light ten, 100-watt light bulbs for one hour or 1,000 watts used for one hour).
In winter (October through May) that charge is 5.62 cents per kWh for the first 750 kilowatthours and 3.78 cents per kWh for any usage over 750 kilowatthours.
In summer when the costs of generating and delivering power are higher because of heavy demands on the system, that charge is 7.92 cents per kilowatthour.
Is our gas especially expensive? I have paid nearly $300 per month in the coldest months heating my very small home.
NE of Springfield.
From my guesstimates, we'll save about $650 on utilities. We get hosed on electric, especially in the summer. Our rate is $0.14 kWh, at least twice what y'all pay. Plus, we have water/sewer and there we'll have a well.
Woohoo, can't wait!
I can't quote specific prices, but I thought I'd chime in anyway. We moved here from Austin, so near you, and were shocked by how cheap everything seemed. Groceries, gas, electricity, and, of course, housing. We live in the city, and our car insurance is not that expensive, though we only have liability on one of our cars.
Then again, when I lived in Austin I shopped at Fiesta (you have those too) and nothing here beats Fiesta prices!
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