Report: Average monthly energy bill in NY is over $300

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NEW YORK (WWTI) — Energy bills in New York State continue to heat up.

A recent report released by the personal financial website WalletHub, 2021’s Most and Least Energy-Expensive States, determined energy consumption and costs in each of the 50 states and District of Columbia.

These were compared using a formula that accounts for the following residential energy types: electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil.

Specifically, the report ranked Connecticut had the highest energy cost of $411 per month, and the District of Columbia had the lowest of $217 per month.

Source: WalletHub

For New Yorkers, the average monthly energy bill was $303, which was the same as Wisconsin and Nebraska.

New York was also found to have the following average monthly electricity bills:

  • Monthly electricity cost: $102
  • Monthly natural-gas cost: $68
  • Monthly motor-fuel cost: $105
  • Monthly home heating-oil cost: $29

Full rankings and costs are listed in the chart below:

Overall Rank* StateTotal Energy Cost Monthly Electricity Cost (Rank) Monthly Natural-Gas Cost (Rank) Monthly Motor-Fuel Cost (Rank) Monthly Home Heating-Oil Cost (Rank) 
1Connecticut$411$166
(3)
$46
(11)
$124
(45)
$74
(4)
2Wyoming$403$115
(36)
$41
(17)
$246
(1)
$1
(27)
3Massachusetts$380$135
(25)
$63
(3)
$128
(42)
$54
(6)
4Georgia$374$155
(8)
$41
(18)
$179
(5)
$0
(45)
5Alabama$371$181
(1)
$21
(39)
$169
(12)
$0
(43)
6Maine$370$128
(29)
$7
(49)
$143
(28)
$92
(1)
7Alaska$366$145
(12)
$66
(2)
$123
(46)
$32
(7)
8Mississippi$358$159
(6)
$18
(46)
$181
(3)
$0
(50)
9Indiana$356$136
(24)
$40
(19)
$179
(4)
$1
(28)
10New Hampshire$355$142
(16)
$20
(43)
$112
(48)
$82
(2)
11Rhode Island$347$132
(27)
$62
(4)
$98
(50)
$56
(5)
12Missouri$346$137
(21)
$40
(20)
$169
(11)
$0
(38)
13West Virginia$343$143
(15)
$27
(31)
$169
(10)
$4
(15)
14Vermont$338$118
(33)
$17
(47)
$128
(41)
$74
(3)
15North Dakota$336$138
(19)
$24
(38)
$168
(13)
$5
(13)
16Oklahoma$336$137
(22)
$36
(25)
$163
(14)
$0
(44)
17South Carolina$335$176
(2)
$16
(48)
$142
(30)
$0
(31)
18Minnesota$328$111
(41)
$44
(14)
$170
(8)
$3
(19)
19Texas$326$157
(7)
$21
(41)
$148
(23)
$0
(48)
20Virginia$324$149
(9)
$27
(30)
$142
(29)
$5
(14)
21South Dakota$322$141
(17)
$26
(34)
$151
(21)
$3
(17)
22Nevada$322$117
(34)
$35
(26)
$170
(9)
$0
(32)
23Maryland$321$136
(23)
$39
(21)
$137
(37)
$9
(12)
24California$321$107
(44)
$38
(23)
$175
(6)
$0
(39)
25Kentucky$320$138
(20)
$25
(36)
$157
(17)
$0
(29)
26North Carolina$320$144
(14)
$18
(45)
$156
(18)
$2
(21)
27Hawaii$319$160
(4)
$5
(50)
$154
(20)
$0
(51)
28Arkansas$318$132
(26)
$27
(32)
$159
(15)
$0
(47)
29New Jersey$317$117
(35)
$60
(6)
$126
(43)
$15
(10)
30Tennessee$316$149
(10)
$21
(40)
$147
(24)
$0
(37)
31Michigan$315$112
(40)
$57
(7)
$145
(25)
$1
(23)
32Delaware$315$144
(13)
$32
(28)
$125
(44)
$13
(11)
33Kansas$314$128
(28)
$46
(10)
$140
(33)
$0
(41)
34Pennsylvania$313$124
(30)
$46
(12)
$121
(47)
$23
(9)
35Utah$311$86
(51)
$51
(8)
$174
(7)
$0
(33)
36New Mexico$310$92
(49)
$29
(29)
$189
(2)
$0
(42)
37Ohio$308$115
(37)
$50
(9)
$140
(32)
$3
(18)
38Montana$305$115
(38)
$33
(27)
$155
(19)
$2
(20)
39Florida$304$160
(5)
$4
(51)
$140
(31)
$0
(46)
40New York$303$102
(46)
$68
(1)
$105
(49)
$29
(8)
41Wisconsin$303$110
(42)
$41
(16)
$148
(22)
$4
(16)
42Nebraska$303$122
(31)
$36
(24)
$144
(26)
$0
(36)
43Iowa$301$119
(32)
$38
(22)
$143
(27)
$1
(25)
44Louisiana$301$145
(11)
$20
(42)
$136
(38)
$0
(40)
45Illinois$300$101
(47)
$61
(5)
$138
(35)
$0
(35)
46Idaho$298$114
(39)
$26
(33)
$157
(16)
$1
(24)
47Arizona$295$140
(18)
$18
(44)
$137
(36)
$0
(49)
48Oregon$275$110
(43)
$25
(37)
$140
(34)
$1
(26)
49Colorado$269$92
(50)
$43
(15)
$134
(39)
$0
(34)
50Washington$262$104
(45)
$26
(35)
$131
(40)
$2
(22)
51District of Columbia$217$97
(48)
$45
(13)
$75
(51)
$0
(30)

For the full report, visit the WalletHub website.

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