- Home telephone (basic line + unlimited long distance): $45
- Cell phone (mine, including business use): $60
- Cell phone (rest of family, 4-line family plan): $110
- NetFlix: $20
- DirecTV (including TiVo data fee): $75
- Rhapsody To Go (music subscription service): $15
- DSL: $30
- T-Mobile WiFi access plan (reasonable coverage at cafes, hotels, airports): $30
Total: $385/month for bits.
As to fossil fuels, our combined electric and gas bill average out to around 260/mo.