When it comes to energy expenses, where a person lives may play a larger role in how much they pay for energy every month than how they live. Sure, many a parent has been driven mad by their children’s habit of turning on every light and TV in the house only to leave without turning them off. But that less than efficient act may cost more in monthly energy bills in some states than others, a recent study from WalletHub, and reported by realtor.com, found.
The study ranked all 50 states and Washington D.C. based on average monthly electricity, home heating oil, and natural gas usage and price; the average price of gas used for cars and other vehicles; and the average miles traveled, gas consumption, and number of drivers.
When all was tallied up, Connecticut came out on top as the state with the highest monthly energy bills at an average of $404 per month. The Northeast, in general, had it worse than the rest of the country, as Connecticut was followed by Massachusetts ($346), Rhode Island ($338), and Vermont ($332).
Washington state, on the other hand, had the lowest average energy costs at $218 per month. This was followed by Washington D.C. ($219), Colorado ($235), and Oregon ($238).
For WalletHub’s complete list, click the link below.