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Salary, gas, electric       started by jackfrew on 17 Sep 2010   (23117)
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From jackfrew

17 Sep 2010 12:07 AM
(109432)
Hi everyone, Quick couple of questions, we are in the process of doing our statement for State sponsor for Western Australia. They are looking for the cost of electricity and gas per week, for a 3/4 bedded home. Also to any mechanic's what is the average take home pay. PM if you want. Thanks this would be a great help, last little thing. Sharon
From Kris+Rob

To jackfrew

17 Sep 2010 7:03 AM
(109434)
Three bed house, three people family. Electricity: $90 every two months, gas: $110 a quarter. Mechanics at work are on $29ph+ penalties.
From tisme

To Kris+Rob

17 Sep 2010 8:31 AM
(109436)
You must sit with candles burning every night, lol. Electricity is more like $300 up, every 2 months for a small family. Gas is about $250 a quarter, depending on what your running on gas, eg, hot water, cooking, heating.
From Marshy

To jackfrew

17 Sep 2010 9:18 AM
(109438)
Depends how big the house and what other factors such as pool and air conditioning. I have a pool and air conditioning and my electricity is high! I pay around $550 for 2 months in the summer and around $350 for 2 months in the winter. I think the previous suggestion of a $90 bill is far too low even if you have no pool or air conditioning.
From jimboman

To Marshy

17 Sep 2010 9:30 AM
(109439)
It depends a lot as well, on how you heat your water. Our leccy was 340 for 60 days and the gas was 130 for 90 days. We have gas water heating and a gas stove. We have a pool and RC air con. If we had electric water heating, our electricity bill would be almost double.
From kildrummy

To Marshy

17 Sep 2010 9:50 AM
(109440)
I have to agree with jackfrew, my bills are about $230 per month for electricity averaged out over the last two years. However with only the hob and water system using gas its about $40 per month. That said we use our reverse cycle all night almost every night in summer and use only it for heating in the winter. Its a two storey 5 x 3 so i think you can safely assume your bills will be no more than ours. Hope this helps.
From Kris+Rob

To Marshy

17 Sep 2010 8:18 PM
(109442)
AU$90 is no suggestion, the last two bills were actually less. Yes, we do have aircon, a PC, an X-box and two TV's. Our water is heated by gas.
From Marshy

To Kris+Rob

17 Sep 2010 8:49 PM
(109444)
Well I am not sure what you are doing but well done for keeping it so low. My bills weren't that low 5 years ago and they have doubled since then.