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New study shows Nevada residents ranked 9th lowest on utilities

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 15:54:45-04

A new report by Filterbuy is looking at the states with the highest utility bills in the United States.

The median utility bill in Nevada is $218 per month, factoring in electricity, water, and gas costs. The median monthly cost of utilities at the national level is $238.

Out of all U.S. states, Nevada reports the 9th lowest utility bills.

Since the onset of COVID-19, millions of Amercians have been spending significantly more time at home. While commercial and industrial energy usage has declined as a result of the pandemic, residential utility bills are rising. Researchers ranked states according to their respective median monthly utility costs.

According to data from the Census Bureau, the typical American family spends about $2,850 per year—or about 22 percent of total housing costs—on their utility bills. With working from home on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are beginning to experience one of the hidden costs of working remotely: increased utility spending.

The full report can be read by clicking here.