Your electric bill is typically more than your gasoline bills. It can be even higher depending on the state you live.
The Energy Information Administration releases official energy statistics from the U.S. government. Their site is www.eia.doe.gov.
Best States for Electricity (lowest rates)
1. Idaho 7.3
2. West Virginia 7.41
3. Kentucky 7.82
3. Washington 7.82
5. Missouri 8.34
Worst States for Electricity (highest rates)
50. Hawaii 36.94
49. Connecticut 20.24
48. New York 19.42
47. Rhode Island 18.13
46. Massachusetts 17.85
Rates (cents per kilowatthour) were published in mid December 2008 and are residential rates for the month of September 2008.
The U.S. average is 11.94 up 9.1% from the previous year.
The Northeast has the highest rates. If you are on a fixed income living, picking the best state to retire in can save a bundle.