I was wondering how would a contract in Chinese state that:

Utilities (gas, water and electricity) are 200 every month and will be settled with a final settlement at the end of the year.

  • EDIT -

So what I have tried so far is: 水, 電, 油費 應該每月支付, 年末

  1. I am not sure whether there is a word for utilities that is commonly used. I hear 水電費 more often, but that does not include gas.
  2. In English I use the word should more often, but I don't see that being used in contracts.
  3. In addition, the last issue is, I don't know how to say a final settlement.
  • "Utilities" 在台灣大多用「水電費」一詞,不包括瓦斯。因為冬天我們不提供暖氣。 至於洗澡的熱水,有些用電,有些用瓦斯,所以要另外談。 我們在租房子的時候,會問房東:「水電費怎麼算?熱水呢?」 你的句子大致可以翻成:水、電、瓦斯每個月兩百元,(而且會在)年底結算(清楚)。
    – young99
    Commented May 4, 2019 at 12:06
  • better search for "contract language",google 合同写法,get e.g. liuxue86.com/hetongfanben/xieyishu see esp. 【 liuxue86.com - 租赁合同 】
    – user6065
    Commented May 6, 2019 at 19:19
  • 水电气/水电煤(费)are fairly common in mainland China. Btw 油費 means gas bill as in petrol, not gas for cooking or heating.
    – xngtng
    Commented Jun 4, 2019 at 14:02

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see e.g. LINE dictionary examples:utilities:水电费都包括吗? 租金含水电费吗, gas: 我去缴纳 煤气费 every month 每月首日支付租金 settled at end: 每年年底结帐 final settlement date 到期日 suggestion as follows:

每月支付煤气水电费200美元(?)以年底到期日结帐 (to be settled at end of year settlement date)

added 6/3/19: another term for "gas" 燃气费

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