Utilities Costs or other Surprise Living Expenses In Albany
Hi folks, I am doing cost of living comparisons for Berkeley and Albany.
(1) PGE: yes, PGE bill costs are dependent on home size, appliances, upgrades, etc., but how much are folks in Albany spending on PGE in the winter months? I'm currently in Oakland, and my PGE bill for an old 1,500 square foot craftsman home with single pane windows and lath/plaster walls (we run space heaters, not the central heat) is roughly $180/month in the winter.
(2) What about Waste Management's total monthly bill? Looks like the cost of a 32-gallon container (trash?) is $44.84, but how much is a recycling bin? Are recycling services integrated into your property tax bill?
(3) EBMUD (Water/Sewer): I saw the sewage and water use rates on the EBMUD website, but what do folks in Albany spend monthly?
Is there anything else I'm missing related to these services in Albany?
Sincerely, your super-budget-conscious neighbor