The Average American Spends Over $2,600 a Year on Cable TV & Internet

woman at table frustrated with billsDo you still pay for cable from a big cable TV company? Has your bill gone up to more than $200 a month? You are not alone since according to a report from, the average cable bill from companies like Spectrum, Comcast, and more Is now over $200 a month.

According to the report, the average cable bill is now $217.42. This means over the course of a year, you will pay $2,609.04 just for things like internet and TV from a major cable TV company. Over 10, years that ads up to $26,090.40 – enough to buy a car with cash.

With numbers like this, you can see why millions of Americans are trying to ditch cable TV for cheaper options. Americans still enjoy watching TV but it seems that they don’t enjoy it enough to justify paying $26,090.40 over 10 years so they can watch mostly reruns.

What was your breaking point with cable TV? Was it when you hit $200? Or was it lower than that? Leave us a comment and let us know what pushed you over the edge to dump cable TV and start streaming your shows.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.