Virginia ranks top 10 state in US with most expensive utility bills

Posted at 4:34 PM, May 16, 2021

Virginia ranks in the top ten for most expensive utility bills in the United States, according to a recent report by

Virginia ranks ten on the company's list ranking the nation's utility bills. The Commonwealth's monthly utility cost is almost $60 less than the nation's number one state with the most expensive utility bills, Connecticut, and it’s still over $20 higher than the nationwide average of $356.13.

That's also $90 more than the state with the lowest cost of utilities (New Mexico residents pay $288 a month.) breaks down Virginian's monthly utility bills cost:

  • Natural gas: $63.34
  • Electric bill: $135.46
  • Water bill: $70.93
  • Broadband internet: $59.99
  • Streaming services: $49.19

The company says due to quarantine, working from home, and remote learning, Americans have spent more time at home in the last year than ever before causing 79% of households to report that their utility bills have increased.

For a full ranking of utility bills, click here.