For any Grosse Pointer who feels dread each month when you sit down to pay bills, there’s a reason your wallet is feeling extra light.

That’s because the latest data shows a Pointer’s 10 most essential household bills are more than $2,800 higher per year than the U.S. average, according to the 2023 U.S. Bill Pay Market Size and Category Breakout Report.

The report also found Pointers pay an average of $2,281 per month, adding up to $27,376 per year on house-based bills. In other words, our expenses are nearly 12 percent more than the U.S. average and almost 21 percent higher than the state average.

The findings were just released by, a third-party online bill payment site, which aggregated and analyzed data related to household financial health and spending activity from 4,000 cities nationwide.

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