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The rent it self and usually electric, heat, water, and gas if your landord don`t cover it.

You have to pay for everything that a landlord includes in the lease, and then your own bills in addition to whatever is either not included in your rent or written in the lease.

Typically you would expect to pay the following:


> GAS and/or OIL (some have one or the other & some have both)


** NOTE ** Some apartments include utilities, or they will include only heat, hot water, or electric... they will mention this in their ads and when they include any utilities this means it's one less bill for you. ** NOTE **

In Addition Here Are Other Common Things:

> PHONE (save on a phone bill by using only your cell or get magicjack)

> internet (save by checking for unsecured wireless in the area first)

> Cable Television or SATELLITE

Then there are possibilities depending on where you live that you could pay:



** NOTE ** The above two things are not common, but you could see those charges if you rent a house and not an apartment. ** NOTE **

Then there are optional things you could pay, such as:

> RENTERS INSURANCE (not needed but its good to have)

> HOME ALARM SYSTEM (again, not needed but keeps you safe)

> FURNITURE RENTAL, LEASE OR FINANCING (if you can't afford to buy it all)

There are a lot of costs to having an apartment, but at the minimum you should plan on paying your rent, gas (for heat, hot water and cooking) and electric. Anything over this is up to you if you want a phone, cable, internet, etc...

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