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Sacramento pays $4K more on household bills than US average

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By BRIANNA TAYLOR

Sacramento city residents pay thousands of dollars more per year to keep the lights on and the internet working compared to the rest of the U.S. — and it’s still cheaper than what many Californians are charged to live in the state.

In the city, a typical home dishes out nearly $2,385 per month or $28,620 per year on household expenses like mortgage, rent, loans utilities and insurance, according to a report from DoxoInsights. The area is ranked No. 331 out of 431 California cities with the most expensive household bills.

The U.S. bill pay company’s 2023 State by State Bill Pay Market report examined what people consider common household bills, payment activity and data from the U.S. Census Bureau to conduct its analysis.

On average, U.S. households spend $24,557 per year on “the most essential” household bills, which is roughly $4,000 less than what someone in Sacramento pays.

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