If you are a perfectly average American living in a perfectly average household, your monthly electricity bill will read 911 kilowatt hours (kWh), which costs

**$114**. But most of us don't live in perfectly average households.Also to know is, how many watts do I need for my house?

Homeowners can often power most

**household**appliances**using**between 3000 and 6500**watts**. If your home has a smaller furnace and city water, you can generally expect that 3000-5000**watts**will cover your needs. If you have a larger furnace and/or a well pump, you will likely need a 5000 to 6500**watt**generator.How much is 1000 kWh of electricity?

Here's the formula to figure the cost of running a device: wattage x hours used ÷ 1000 x price per kWh = cost of electricity.

For example, let's say you leave a 100-watt bulb running continuously (730 hours a month), and you're paying 15¢/kWh. Your cost to run the bulb all month is 100 x 730 ÷ 1000 x 15¢ =

For example, let's say you leave a 100-watt bulb running continuously (730 hours a month), and you're paying 15¢/kWh. Your cost to run the bulb all month is 100 x 730 ÷ 1000 x 15¢ =

**$10.95**.