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All you Madison residents...

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:50 pm
by huttom84
So I'm trying to figure out some kind of budget for this fall, and im wondering if there is any Wisconsin students (or anyone living in Madison I guess) that could shed some light on how much utilities tend to run. Think 2 ppl in 1 bedroom, electric, internet, gas, water, etc...Thanks for any help!

Re: All you Madison residents...

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:45 pm
by JollyGreenGiant
Depends on how close to campus you want to live. There's great places near West Towne Mall that are relatively cheap, but it's a 20 min drive or so. The places near campus are kinda crappy except for a select few (off the top of my head, Lucky is a very nice apartment). However, my advice is get an apartment ASAP if you want to live near campus. They go fast.

...this post was kinda useless w/o prices. my bad.

Re: All you Madison residents...

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:39 pm
by huttom84
i already have an apt...just wanted to find out what utilities were running for a one bedroom

Re: All you Madison residents...

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:00 pm
by NCB166
You can find the average energy costs for your unit or other comparable units in your building by typing in the address to Madison Gas & Electric's average cost predictor (http://www.mge.com/myaccount/averagecost/). That should give you an idea for your actual unit, though it will obviously be affected by the previous renter's habits. On the whole, the average energy per month for a one bedroom tends to be in the $35-75 range. High speed internet costs about $30 per month with Charter. I'm not sure how much the cheaper options are (Charter is the cable company). I can't speak to water costs because my old apartment covered it.

Re: All you Madison residents...

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:19 pm
by huttom84
NCB166 wrote:You can find the average energy costs for your unit or other comparable units in your building by typing in the address to Madison Gas & Electric's average cost predictor (http://www.mge.com/myaccount/averagecost/). That should give you an idea for your actual unit, though it will obviously be affected by the previous renter's habits. On the whole, the average energy per month for a one bedroom tends to be in the $35-75 range. High speed internet costs about $30 per month with Charter. I'm not sure how much the cheaper options are (Charter is the cable company). I can't speak to water costs because my old apartment covered it.
thanks!