We moved back to the country and we are not considered to have fire protection. We live within a mile of a tiny town but it has such small mains the supply is inadequate for fire protection. Our house insurance is now $2000 a year. We do have city water and it runs about $40 a month.
Our car insurance is ok, but there are so many collisions with deer out here a lot of cars get messed up. But only $1200 a year for a car and truck, full coverage, but I thought it would go down.
Trash pickup is $75 a mouth as we have a small dumpster for all the stuff we have, it went up. We can burn some but the rest I would have to take to the dump and it would cost more to dump it.
Everything else is about the same, but the quality of life improved drastically in the spring, summer, and fall. I will try not to be here in the winter.
We are 12 miles from the nearest grocery store so I stock up on supplies. There is a convenience store about 6 miles away so I could get milk there and gas.
I plant a garden, can, buy all kinds of fresh produce and fruits in the summer and fall. We do have a farmers market about 40 miles away. East of us are amish and I understand they are starting a farmers market and meat market If they do I may start buying from them instead of raising my own.