Baltimore tops cities with highest utility bills

Maybe it's the extreme changes in weather, the big homes or affluent consumers who don't mind paying top rates for cable TV, but whatever the reason, Baltimore, Maryland is the most expensive U.S. city for utility bills -- with the average customer paying $359 a month in May.

Those living in Los Angeles can breathe a sigh of relief. Utility bills there are among the least expensive at $193 a month, according to a monthly survey for May by WhiteFence.com, a web site that helps people shop for better cable TV, telephone, Internet, electricity and natural gas prices in the United States.