Water Prices By State 2020

Utilities are a burden for everyone to bear. Utility bills are a monthly expense that needs to be factored into your monthly budget, whether you live in an apartment, condo, townhome, or house. Those living in apartments should budget around $100-$150 per month for utilities and those who own homes should budget around $400 for utilities.

Utility bills include the cost of electricity, gas, water, internet, and cable. Utility costs vary greatly by state. The most expensive utility bills can be found in Alaska with an average cost of $496 per month. New Mexico has the lowest average cost of $232 per month.

Utilities such as water, sewage, and garbage are often factored into the rent. The average person uses about 85 gallons of water per day, split between showering, the toilet, washing machine, dishwashing, hygiene, and outdoor use. If the water bill is paid separately from the rent, one can expect to pay about $35 on average.

There are several ways to reduce your monthly water bill, including taking shorter showers, turning off the water when you brush your teeth or shave, running only full loads of dishes and laundry, and avoiding hand-washing dishes.

Cost of Water Bills by State

The water portion of a utility bill is typically smaller than electricity, gas, cable, and internet, with exceptions. According to data collected by RENTCafé, the least expensive cost of water in any state is in Florida, where the average cost of a water bill is $6. Wisconsin and Vermont follow, with average water costs at $18.

Alaska has the most expensive water costs of any state at $95 per month, followed by West Virginia at $72.

The ten states with the least expensive water prices are:

  1. Florida ($6)
  2. Wisconsin ($18)
  3. Vermont ($18)
  4. Maine ($19)
  5. North Carolina ($20)
  6. Arkansas ($22)
  7. District of Columbia ($22)
  8. Mississippi ($23)
  9. Nebraska ($23)
  10. South Dakota ($24)

The ten states with the most expensive water prices are:

  1. Alaska ($95)
  2. West Virginia ($72)
  3. Connecticut ($69)
  4. California ($65)
  5. New Jersey ($64)
  6. Utah ($58)
  7. Washington ($57)
  8. Hawaii ($57)
  9. Wyoming ($52)
  10. Kentucky ($49)

The table below has the cost of each utility by state, including electricity, gas, water, sewer, cable, and Internet.

Water Prices By State 2020

*Note: Cable and water prices listed are the national average.
State Avg. Total Utilities Electric Internet Nat. Gas Cable Water 2020 Pop.
Alaska$496$141$50$164$50$37734,002
Hawaii$422$164$45$122$45$571,412,690
Connecticut$421$159$38$107$45$693,563,080
South Carolina$389$139$25$96$40$275,210,100
West Virginia$388$120$38$69$45$721,778,070
Missouri$381$127$20$108$40$386,169,270
Indiana$375$117$30$122$40$386,745,350
Georgia$367$132$30$118$40$2910,736,100
New York$366$106$30$96$50$4419,440,500
Texas$364$132$30$61$40$4629,472,300
Maryland$363$125$30$80$40$426,083,120
Alabama$356$145$35$81$45$264,908,620
Ohio$355$107$25$148$45$2611,747,700
Delaware$355$114$30$80$40$45982,895
Kentucky$343$117$35$94$45$494,499,690
Arizona$335$133$20$82$40$377,378,490
Virginia$333$135$20$80$50$368,626,210
Rhode Island$332$117$20$95$50$281,056,160
Tennessee$322$127$30$66$40$266,897,580
Maine$320$99$45$104$45$191,345,790
California$320$116$40$34$50$6539,937,500
New Hampshire$319$122$30$90$40$261,371,250
Kansas$319$115$20$106$45$262,910,360
Massachusetts$315$125$30$77$40$306,976,600
Pennsylvania$313$113$30$103$40$3012,820,900
Nebraska$312$119$20$68$45$231,952,570
Louisiana$310$115$20$55$50$334,645,180
Washington$308$101$30$33$40$577,797,100
New Jersey$306$104$40$66$45$648,936,570
Iowa$304$121$50$73$50$283,179,850
Mississippi$300$129$30$63$40$232,989,260
Florida$300$131$30$105$40$621,993,000
Wyoming$299$101$45$43$45$52567,025
Idaho$299$103$30$40$40$371,826,160
Utah$290$80$30$35$40$583,282,120
North Carolina$289$121$35$63$45$2010,611,900
Michigan$286$102$30$74$40$2810,045,000
North Dakota$283$133$30$62$40$24761,723
South Dakota$279$125$50$50$50$24903,027
Illinois$279$92$30$97$40$2512,659,700
Oklahoma$278$109$20$71$35$333,954,820
Oregon$269$109$30$32$40$374,301,090
Arkansas$269$106$30$65$40$223,039,000
Colorado$267$87$30$47$40$375,845,530
Vermont$266$94$30$89$40$18628,061
Montana$265$104$45$37$45$341,086,760
Minnesota$258$104$30$55$40$275,700,670
Wisconsin$256$101$40$77$45$185,851,750
Nevada$245$101$20$56$45$253,139,660
New Mexico$232$81$30$60$40$282,096,640