Utilities are the only properties without fixed rents, as rent depends on the dice roll which landed the token on the property.
- Mary's token is on Reading Railroad; on her turn, she rolls the dice and they come up with 7. Counting the spaces, she lands her token on Electric Company, which is owned by Sarah. The dice roll (7) is multiplied by 4, for a total of 28; Mary now owes Sarah $28 rent.
- If Sarah had owned both utilities, the rent would've been $70 (dice roll 7 + x10 modifier = $70)
According The Monopoly Companion's analysis, Utilities rank 10th out of 10 in payoff percentage and 8th out of 10 in visitation frequency.
In the Standard Editions (US & UK), the two utilities are:
The January 2022 graphics update has two additional utilities: Gas Company and Communications Company. If 3 Utilities are owned,
the rent is 16 times the dice value. If 4 Utilities are owned, the rent is 20 times the dice value.
In the Major League Baseball Collector's Edition (1999), the standard utilities have been replaced by two broadcast partners:
In The. com Edition (2000), the standard utilities have been replaced by two operating systems:
- Sun Microsystems
- Cell Phone Service Provider
- Internet Service Provider
In the Here & Now: The World Edition (2008), the standard utilities were changed to:
- Solar Energy
- Wind Energy
- Totter's Lane
- Coal Hill School
- Elements Of Harmony
- Cutie Marks
In Yu-Gi-Oh Edition:
- Duelist Kingdom
- Battle City