I will be graduating from college this December and have (fingers crossed) a job in my field lined up that will start in January.
I want to save up a little money before I move out on my own. I am looking at apartments and plan on moving out some time next summer.
Except... what are utilities?
Now, I understand that they are things that come in addition to rent. But what are they? My parents keep telling me "it depends" when I ask them. I know it depends. I know some places include them in the rent. I know some places don't cover any of them. I know some places cover some of them.
But what are they? If someone could provide me with a master list of all potential utilities, that'd be great.
Let's say I'm moving somewhere that doesn't include any utilities in the rent and let's assume I want all the services.
So none of this "it depends" nonsense lol
Let's assume I want all of the potential utilities possible. What are they?
Trash, water, heat, air conditioning, internet, cable, phone? Anything else?
Most Helpful Guy
Utilities, when related to houses, are things like electricity, gas, water, heating,...
Take your time to make decisions on these. Things like insulation, fuel consumption, fuel price (including when the fuel is electricity) play a major role.
You may find a low rental appartment with high heating costs because of all the air holes and the poor insulation.
Or you may find an expensive one that is perfectly air tight and will cost you half the heating cost. And if has many windows it may require less lighting.0
Most Helpful Girl
Sad colleges don't better prepare someone to go off into the world on their own.2