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Average monthly bills - south west

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littlepinkgiraffe Fri 13-May-16 21:51:05

DP and I are planning on privately renting in a couple of months time. It is the 2 of us and DD (1) and we are trying to budget how much we will be spending on bills each month. We will be in Devon. I was hoping you could help me with an average of your monthly bills such as electric, gas, water and broadband? Thanks

littlepinkgiraffe Sat 14-May-16 10:57:21


Exhaustedmumoftwo Sat 14-May-16 11:03:37

Not from the south west

But I pay £110 for gas and electric
£130 for council tax (single)
£550 per month rent (social housing)
£65 car insurance
£15 car tax
£40-50 sky
£12.12 tv licence
I have a business, mobile and Childs contract which totals about £100 per month
Life insurance etc

I bring home about £1400 a month and even with tax credits I manage to pay everything but there is barely anything left for treats etc.

I would budget £500 for bills plus rent plus food shop. X

scaryteacher Sat 14-May-16 14:23:10

Mr CTax is £193 per month. My oil worked out to about £70 per month, but that was just budgeting for heavy winter bills and building up a cash reserve its win, and my electricity about £65 per month.

My house is in Cornwall.

CremeEggThief Sun 15-May-16 11:59:15

Water rates cost a fortune in Devon and Cornwall, going by what my friend in Exeter says.

scaryteacher Sun 15-May-16 13:30:11

You get a rebate from HMG if you are with SWW.

specialsubject Sun 15-May-16 17:29:41

utilities depend on use and insulation of the property, plus what fuel it has. Oil is very cheap at the moment if that provides heat and hot water. Electricity depends on tariff which you can choose.

you can find out the council tax for the property concerned.
broadband/landline phone should be no more than £25 a month inc line rental and unlimited anytime calls, less if you don't need those.
you also need tenant insurance.

Cel982 Sun 15-May-16 17:36:15

We rent in Cornwall - myself, DH and DD(2) in a 2.5-bed terrace.

Rent is £795. Council tax £117. For power (gas and electricity combined) we pay £100 per month direct debit but our account is always in credit by a good bit. Ditto for water - dd is about £60 but we're in credit there too.

Sky family package plus superfast broadband is about £75 in total, I think.

Claraoswald36 Sun 15-May-16 17:38:53

£87 water I'm on south west water and that's me and a 3 and 6 year old. £97 duel fuel. £107 council tax

Claraoswald36 Sun 15-May-16 17:39:56

£750 rent for 3 bed semi bit that's cheap - average in Plymouth is more like £850

AndersArms Sun 15-May-16 17:54:36

In Devon

Me, DH, 2 DC:

Water £78
Gas £45
Electricity £66
Council tax £144
Virgin Media £55
TV Licence £12.12

onehappymummy Mon 16-May-16 00:32:39

Mine are very similar to above, however.... The water bills quoted by others are massive! I am on a meter, personally am a low user but my husband likes long showers so uses my fair share too! I only pay £23 per month! This usually allows me to skip at least one month a year. I am in Hampshire, I find it shocking they can charge so much more elsewhere.

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