If you are living in a housing complex, utilities may vary for each home.
Telephone: Although possible to set up a landline in your home, it is more common to purchase a cellular phone (a.k.a. cell phone). Contact carriers directly to obtain monthly talk,text, and data plan prices.
Electricity: The voltage used in the United States for small appliances is 110-V (60 cycles). If you bring appliances which use 220-V to 240-V, you must use an adapter. Adapters are available for purchase; however, they are expensive. Monthly electricity costs vary per month depending on building size and usage.
Heat: If heat is not included in your rent you should expect to pay additional monthly costs which will vary per month depending on the apartment size and usage.