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As inflation and winter set in, consumers are anticipating a rise in their utility bills. In light of this, Doxo released a new report about comparative utility expenses. According to the report, Charlotte’s utility bills are the most affordable in America.

Charlotte ranked number seven on the list. The data showed that residents of Charlotte pay $227 in utility bills each month, compared to the national average of $316 per month. In fact, Charlotte is one of the 5 most affordable major metros for utilities in the country. Below is the top 10 populous metros utility spend by household.

You can also see the full report for more such rankings, including the most and least affordable states for utilities, and the most and least affordable smaller cities for utilities here.

  • 1. Atlanta, GA

    # of Households: 1,941,963

    Market Size: $5.06

    Average Monthly Bill: $240

    Cost Per Year*: $2,605

  • 2.Austin, TX

    # of Households: 653,659

    Market Size: $1.16

    Average Monthly Bill: $170

    Cost Per Year*: $1,770

  • 3. Baltimore, MD

    # of Households: 1,032,660

    Market Size: $3.11

    Average Monthly Bill: $347

    Cost Per Year*: $3,015

  • 4. Birmingham, AL

    # of Households: 416,229

    Market Size: $1.71

    Average Monthly Bill: $396

    Cost Per Year*: $4,109

  • 5. Boston, MA

    # of Households: 1,759,088

    Market Size: $5.84

    Average Monthly Bill: $361

    Cost Per Year*: $3,319

  • 6. Buffalo, NY

    # of Households: 472,788

    Market Size: $1.45

    Average Monthly Bill: $310

    Cost Per Year*: $3,058

  • 7. Charlotte, NC

    # of Households: 859,822

    Market Size: $1.94

    Average Monthly Bill: $227

    Cost Per Year*: $2,252

  • 8. Chicago, IL

    # of Households: 3,473,949

    Market Size: $8.64

    Average Monthly Bill: $251

    Cost Per Year*: $2,488

  • 9. Cincinnati, OH

    # of Households: 831,592

    Market Size: $2.40

    Average Monthly Bill: $284

    Cost Per Year*: $2,883

  • 10. Cleveland, OH

    # of Households: 850,988

    Market Size: $2.76

    Average Monthly Bill: $316

    Cost Per Year*: $3,241