Monthly housing costs
The monthly housing cost recode is the sum of the monthly costs (or averages) of all of the applicable following items: electricity, gas, fuel oil, other fuels(e.g. wood, coal, kerosene, etc.), garbage and trash, water and sewage, real est... (view details)
Taken from: American Housing Survey, 1998: Metropolitan Microdata - Recodes (One Record per Housing Unit).