Average Utility Costs By Zip Code

    utility costs

  • Utility costs are expenses for electricity, gas, other heating and cooking fuels, water and sewer.
  • In larger spaces, utilities are separately metered and paid by the Tenant. In small spaces, utilities may not be separately metered and are apportioned among all users.

    zip code

  • ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963. The term ZIP, an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan, is properly written in capital letters and was chosen to suggest that the mail travels more efficiently, and therefore more quickly, when senders
  • (Zip Codes) Postal codes, which can be used as a geographic signal. They tend to be particularly useful to use as an identifier for a geographic location because zip codes that are close to one another numerically tend to correspond to locations that are close to one another geographically.
  • A group of five or nine numbers that are added to a postal address to assist the sorting of mail
  • a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail


  • The apportionment of financial liability resulting from loss of or damage to a ship or its cargo
  • An amount, standard, level, or rate regarded as usual or ordinary
  • approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; “the average income in New England is below that of the nation”; “of average height for his age”; “the mean annual rainfall”
  • amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; “The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40”
  • The result obtained by adding several quantities together and then dividing this total by the number of quantities; the mean
  • a statistic describing the location of a distribution; “it set the norm for American homes”

average utility costs by zip code

Utility shop window on Bold Street

Utility shop window on Bold Street
Probably my favourite window display ever! LAMBANANAS! It’s a shame the mini lambananas cost £28 because if they didn’t I would have bought one long ago!

Taken from superlambanana.com:

The Super Lamb Banana was the original work of Japanese-based artist Taro Chiezo. Commissioned for the Art Transpennine Exhibition of 1998, the sculpture was a controversial, but welcome addition to the public art arena in Liverpool. Standing an impressive seventeen feet tall and comprised of concrete and steel, the statue first attracted interest from its original position on the Strand. The unusual artwork was created to warn of the dangers of genetically modified food, whilst being appropriate to the city of Liverpool due to the port’s rich history in the trade of lambs and the import of bananas.

Two hours in Fells Point: No love for the utilities!

Two hours in Fells Point: No love for the utilities!
BGE is Baltimore Gas Electric – and they just gave us a 50% increase in our electricity costs. Nice. (I checked the site – it was real, and still shows up on Google – but it’s been shut down. Hmmmm.)

I love guerilla sticker graffiti . . .

Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland.