Friday, August 04, 2006
Who says life in California is more expensive?
Got my first electricity bill since moving into my apartment. But before I tell you how much it is, let me remind you of some important facts:
- July was a scorcher here in southern California. Many cities, including San Diego, hit historic high temperatures - some several times.
- My entire apartment runs off electricity.
- I don't have an air conditioner, but I do have several fans that run nonstop when someone is in the apartment.
- In New Orleans, a typical July electricity bill for an apartment or house this size would be in the $280 range (probably higher now given the fact that electricity rates have gone up to pay for damage from Katrina).
So what do I owe in San Diego? An unbelievable $43.84!