The cost of utilities in New York varies based on the size of living space, how energy efficient the space is and where in New York one lives.
According to the New York Daily News, the average cost of utilities in New York City in 2008 was $258 per month. By 2014, those costs had risen, at least in Staten Island, to $271 per month, which means Staten Island has the costliest utilities in the entire nation. Three other New York cities also made the list: Syracuse, with an average monthly cost of $256, Schenectady, with an average monthly costs of $232 and Yonkers, with average monthly cost of $218. The average monthly costs of utilities each month for the state of New York as a whole was $184 as of 2014.