Why Are Massachusetts Utility Bills Sky High Right Now?

January 10, 2024 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Does it seem like your energy bills shot up since 2020?

No, it is not your imagination. According to MassLive.com, Massachusetts spends more on utility bills than almost every other state in the United States of America. There is only one exception, Connecticut.

How incredible is that? Hard to believe that we spend more on utilities than even California or New York, where there are millions more people and fewer resources for energy. In fact, Boston is the most expensive city in the nation when it comes to the size of utility bills.

Why are Massachusetts utility bills so high?

One explanation as to why our bills seem to have gone up significantly is because of COVID-19. More Massachusetts residents decided to work from home than ever before. This caused a spike in utility usage.

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