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Old 12th October 2019, 03:02 PM
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Thanks Naaling, can I ask what your averages are a month for water, gas and electric are, I know you may have more than one person, but I'm just looking for ball park figures? Cheers.

It can be a bit variable, but we pay about 50 euros a month each for gas and water, and 20 euros for water. We use electric heaters in winter, so electricity costs can rise above 100 euros a month at that time of year.
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Great, thanks again Naaling

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Oops. Forgot to include my monthly average costs. I've lived in this apartment since mid March. Costs are average of April to Aug because I was gone for half of Sept. I'm in Caldas da Rainha.

Pellet Heater 60 (not used since April)
Elec 20 (spot heaters only used occasionally and briefly before morning shower)
Gas 14
Water 12
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Thanks again Dancebert, that is very helpful. Is a spot heater the same as what they call a space heater here in the States?, which is what I'm used to using.

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Is a spot heater the same as what they call a space heater here in the States?, which is what I'm used to using.
Yes. After living in the tropics for 10 years I forgot what they're called.

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It can be a bit variable, but we pay about 50 euros a month each for gas and water, and 20 euros for water. We use electric heaters in winter, so electricity costs can rise above 100 euros a month at that time of year.
Sorry, that should have been "gas and electricity"

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I goofed - the about 10 euro monthly bill from the city is for garbage pick up. There are three kinds of large bins (glass, plastic/tins and paper) across the street in my densely populated area. And a much smaller dump under-the-sidewalk bin for compost-type food garbage) Pick-up is done every night.

The electric company actually bills for both gas and electricity, together they added up to about 60 euros this month. The gas is for hot water and the stove. Not for heating, but I guess I could use the stove for that.

I got EDP to leave me alone by being very aggressive on the telephone. I finally received we-won't-bother-you-anymore email, that included another demand for money. Which I ignored.

Thanks for your appreciation.


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Thank you all for the detailed info!

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