As inflation and winter set in, consumers are anticipating a rise in their utility bills. In light of this, DoxoINSIGHTS has released a new report about comparative utilities statistics that includes Blacksburg among the five most affordable metro areas for utilities in the country.
DoxoINSIGHTS is a Seattle-based company that provides insight into America’s bill pay statistics and behavior.
The company’s data show that residents of Blacksburg pay $173 in utility bills each month, compared to the national average of $316 per month, a monthly bill low enough to include Blacksburg as one of the five most affordable cities or towns for utilities across the country.
The bill-pay infographics the company used to determine its rankings include information on average monthly payments in 10 major household bill categories.
The company’s rankings determined that Virginia is the 13th most expensive set of monthly bills in the country, averaging $2,103 per month. The five most expensive states for monthly bills, according to DoxoINSIGHTS, are 1) Hawaii $2,755 2) California $2,562 3) New Jersey $2,543 4) Alaska $2,448 and 5) Massachusetts $2,446.
The five least expensive states for monthly bills are 1) Indiana $1,588 2) New Mexico $1,585 3) Mississippi $1,568 4) Arkansas $1,525 and 5) West Virginia $1,499