You must be misunderstanding something
. Go to the city utility page.
The minimum residential electric bill is $8.50. That's before you even turn on a light. The first 8,000 gallon of water is $18.98. The minimum wastewater charge is $22.42 (for 2000 gallons used).
So, if you use 2000 gallons of water and no electricity whatsoever, the bill would be $49.90 and that does not include your gas, which is a different company.
I know the rates will be a little different for an apartment complex, but they won't be that
different. What is the thermostat set to? Do you leave lights on? Computers? I would really be surprised to find that someone had a $50 utility bill around here.