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Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water)

Mexico - Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water)

Electricity in Mexico is generally affordable, but much depends on the city you live in, as well as the neighborhood. In lower income to middle class neighborhoods in an average sized city, a typical estimate would be around $10-50 per bill, but those who live in higher-end areas may pay upwards of $200 or more. Electricity is billed every two months.

Water is also billed every two months, and again, costs will depend on where you live. You can pay as little as $5 every two months or as much as $50. It is wise to ask to see previous bills before deciding to rent or buy a home.

Both electric and water bills can be paid at most banks, major grocery stores, some convenience stores, or the electric and water company.

Gas is brought to houses by trucks that continuously drive through the streets, ringing "gas bells" or announcing their presence with a loudspeaker. Generally, unless you are in a very rural area, you can count on at least one of these trucks passing by your home each day. The price of natural gas (which is set by the government) has increased greatly over the past two years and is displayed prominently on the sides of the trucks. A small tank of gas will last the average household 2-3 weeks.

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