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What is the monthly cost of electricity and water in Lisbon?

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I would like to know what the electricity and water costs would be on a monthly basis. I've got an apartment with 2 bedrooms en 1 bathroom, a living room and a kitchen. The costs will probably more in the winter because of the heating...

Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • Go to v Y's profile

    posted by  in Lisbon forum 

    Well All i've been reading up changed the 1st day of 2013
    Specially electricity which has been since long time ago the most expensive in europe whilst Portugal has been one of the poorest countries with Greece , in Europe.
    no its everything a lot more expensive as in december 2012

  • Saul Rodrigues

    posted by  in Lisbon forum 

    Yes, electricity can be quite expensive, if you do not care to save on light bulbs, if you keep the heating on and so on. Many people here with big empty houses, such as the elderly, have rooms and could rent them, however they don't do it for being afraid of the electricity (and water in some cases) costs.
    For instance, I live with my father in a good insulated house and we use propane gas to cook. We spent between 60€ and 90€ per month during the winter, and most of the days we don't turn the heating on.
    While I was living with my wife and daughter, we use to spend roughly 80€ per month, all year long. And always saving on electricity: using led lamps, ironing and washing clothes only in the evening period to take advantage of the lower night tariff.
    The price of water is different everywhere, according to the "municipio" you live in. Here, we spent roughly 40€ per month. With my wife, in another municipio, we never spent more than 30€, with a small garden, and with the three of us taking showers every day (of course).
    In the smaller towns water is much cheaper.
    Oh, by the way... propane gas costs 25€ per bottle. A couple, using it to cook and two showers per day should spent a bottle per month, more or less.

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    posted by  Hayley Boardman in Lisbon forum 

    What are you talking about?, rubbish, electricity, water etc is not expencive here, sounds like you are trying to rip people off!!

  • Go to v Y's profile

    posted by  in Lisbon forum 

    Electrcity in Portugal is veryvery expensive this is also a reason for not being possible to rent low cost rooms as all students i'v had be it summer or winter had no care abut spending my electricity. so as an example i have abill of 280€ recently with only a room rented.
    well they dont care about leting all bulbs on when they go kooking so they let all the room on the hall on and arriving to thekitchen every bulb on so imagine.

    also we cannot offer a real heating of 25 degrees as you have in Euroope. the heaters i put in the rooms are to kill the extreme cold.But i had a spanish student that arrived turned it on at the maximu and slept. So when i went to his room to tell something it was reality hot...
    and its very difficult to make you people understand thisproblem

    BTW if you need a room contact me
    in the very ceter in an old and beautiful building with a lovely balcony !
    and a cat!

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