Boom! Bust!

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How Much Electricity Do You Use Each Month?

When you look at your monthly electricity bill, you probably focus on the number with a dollar sign in front of it. But there’s another value listed: how much energy you actually used. If you are a perfectly average American living in a perfectly average household, your monthly electricity bill will read 911 kilowatt hours (kWh), which costs $114. But most of us don’t live in perfectly average households. (The state that comes closest to matching the average monthly electricity usage is Ohio).