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Keeping Track: Global utilty costs

Tokyo residents pay nearly $6,000 a year

Wilting at the sight of your electric bill as summer sizzles? Check out overall utility costs worldwide.

Average annual utility costs in a typical US city are lower than in many cities abroad, according to Runzheimer International, a Wisconsin-based management consulting firm. Its study compared costs for a three-bedroom house based on the energy source (oil, gas, electricity) most commonly used in a given city. For the US, it averaged the costs for 300 urban areas nationwide.

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