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The average UK home spends £1,345 a year on gas and electricity. Eye-wateringly high for the average family, but it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the cost of running the homes of the rich and famous!

Take a look at the price celebs pay for their pimped-out palaces and crazy cribs.

1. Bill Gates

Named Xanadu 2.0, Bill Gate’s mansion in Medina, Washington took seven years and around £46 million to build. The house covers an impressive 66,000-square-feet and overlooks the beautiful Lake Washington. Unsurprisingly, the world’s richest man has equipped the place with innovative tech and a whole host of toys – the trampoline room being the quirkiest.

Bill’s estimated bills come in at a hefty £7,060 per month!

2. The Beckhams

Purchased for the small price of £40 million, David and Victoria Beckham own a posh London pad in one of the capital’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. The seven-bedroom Georgian town house in the Royal London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea underwent a reported £8 million renovation and now includes a salon, wine cellar and an underground tunnel linking it to a second property!

The cost of powering such a place? An estimated £1,417 per month.

3. Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. As you’d expect, it’s kitted out with opulent interiors and royal collections. There are 775 rooms, a movie theatre and a swimming pool. The palace is truly fit for a Queen!

Powering the Palace costs an estimated £130,696 per month, ouch!

4. Beyonce

From Queen Elizabeth II to Queen Bey, the Beverley Hills 20,000-square-foot property Beyoncé rents costs an irreplaceable £115,705 per month! With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, spa, steam, and massage room, this is the perfect place to retreat when the singer-songwriter takes a day off from running the world.

Queen Bey’s estimated bills come in at £2,174 per month.

5. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah’s house in Montecito is named The Promised Land and was purchased in 2001 for the reasonable sum of £39 million. The sprawling 23,000-square-foot Neo-Georgian mansion has six bedrooms, a state of the art theatre and a man-made lake. Oprah also owns other property in the neighbourhood which comes complete with a miniature pony farm and 23 acres of equestrian land.

Oprah’s perfect pad costs an estimated £2,622 each month to power.

6. Kim and Kanye

The notoriously glamorous couple bought their Beverly Hills home for £15 million and then spent months reconstructing and renovating it to include a swimming pond and giant master bedroom. The house is still under construction and Kanye has reportedly been knocking down walls to expand the master bedroom even further. Yeezy does it!

Once complete, powering the 20,000-square-foot Kingdom of Kim and Kanye will cost around £1,818.

7. Harry Styles

Recently put up for sale, Harry Styles’ LA bachelor pad is furnished with silver travertine floors, a home theatre, swimming pool and spa. The singer’s abode is the perfect place to relax and entertain friends as it is reportedly paparazzi-proof!

Harry’s estimated bills for this bachelor pad total £394 each month.

8. Taylor Swift

Officially recognised as an Historic City Landmark, Tay-Tay’s Beverly Hills home is a seven-bedroom, Georgian-Revival gem. The historic features of the mansion include a sunken tennis court, pool, and wood-panelled library. The house dates from the 1930s and would have been around in the days of Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin, and Clark Gable.

Keeping the lights on in historic mansions doesn’t come cheap – Taylor’s estimated bill is £1,157 per month.

9. Mark Zuckerberg

Known for his philanthropy and simple tastes, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lives in a modest(ish) house in Silicon Valley. The five-bed residence comprises a saltwater pool and music alcove and cost a mere £5.4 million.

Mark Zuckerberg’s estimated monthly bill comes in at a more reasonable is £538. Like!

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