I live in a small 1 bedroom apartment, with a "half bedroom"/office. We have 1 air conditioner, which is never on during the day, except occasionally on the weekends, but has probably been used 75% of the time during the night for the past two months. We also have your standard complement of appliances - 1 medium sized refrigerator, 2 PCs, and a TV that is rarely used. We are generally good about turning lights off in rooms that we're not in.
From when we moved in last October up until a few weeks ago, we had been paying our electricity bill based on estimated usage - around 30$ a month. This past month, we had to phone in our actual usage. Our landlord took care of this, as we don't have access to the meter, as it's in the basement. According to his reading and the last time it was read by a meter technician, our usage for the last 9 months was 4300 kWh, which costs us and additional 680$, on top of the 30$/month we've been paying. Total cost for the period was 875$.
Does this seem realistic? Or, hopefully, is this outrageous and is more likely the result of a reading error? For anyone with a similar sized apartment, what is your monthly cost for electricity?