The table shows the electricity prices charged to households in over 80 countries around the world. The data were collected in June 2018 using our own methodology that takes into account all taxes and fees for electricity and its distribution. The numbers are based on the average annual household consumption of electricity in each country. The series are updated every three months.

 

The average electricity price was 0.150 USD per kWh. The highest electricity prices are in Bermuda (0.387 USD), Denmark (0.375 USD), and Germany (0.350 USD) while the lowest electricity prices are in Iraq (0.008 USD), Egypt (0.018 USD), and Qatar (0.026 USD). The households in Western Europe, the Caribbean countries and Australia tend to pay the highest electricity prices. Some of them pay more than two times the world average price. The cheapest electricity is paid in oil-rich Asian countries including Iraq, Iran, Qatar, and Uzbekistan where electricity is heavily subsidized by the government.

 

Looking at all countries combined, the electricity prices have increased by 1.65 percent since March 2018. The largest increase was observed in Norway (22.35 percent) and India (10.77 percent) while the price has decreased most in the Philippines (-6.37 percent) and Brazil (-5.92 percent).

 

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Country LC per kWh USD per kWh
Algeria 4.420 0.038
Argentina 3.927 0.162
Aruba 0.366 0.203
Australia 0.359 0.270
Austria 0.189 0.223
Azerbaijan 0.070 0.041
Bahrain 0.014 0.037
Bangladesh 4.948 0.058
Barbados 0.567 0.284
Belarus 0.163 0.082
Belgium 0.264 0.312
Belize 0.415 0.203
Bermuda 0.387 0.387
Bolivia 0.833 0.118
Brazil 0.667 0.181
Bulgaria 0.209 0.126
Cameroon 50.000 0.090
Canada 0.137 0.107
Chile 127.204 0.201
China 0.550 0.086
Colombia 471.253 0.163
Costa Rica 89.045 0.155
Croatia 1.038 0.166
Czech Republic 4.977 0.230
Democratic Republic of Congo 72.574 0.045
Denmark 2.260 0.375
Dominican Republic 5.126 0.106
Ecuador 0.096 0.096
Egypt 0.326 0.018
Finland 0.164 0.194
France 0.161 0.190
Germany 0.296 0.350
Ghana 0.300 0.065
Greece 0.177 0.209
Guatemala 1.832 0.245
Hong Kong 1.089 0.138
Hungary 37.382 0.139
India 5.400 0.079
Indonesia 1467.280 0.104
Iran 1125.000 0.027
Iraq 35.000 0.029
Ireland 0.236 0.278
Israel 0.558 0.155
Italy 0.204 0.241
Ivory Coast 72.604 0.131
Japan 29.373 0.266
Jordan 0.061 0.086
Kazakhstan 18.361 0.056
Kenya 15.200 0.150
Kuwait 0.008 0.026
Latvia 0.159 0.187
Lithuania 0.119 0.140
Luxembourg 0.180 0.212
Macau 1.244 0.152
Malaysia 0.241 0.061
Mexico 1.590 0.081
Morocco 1.085 0.115
Myanmar 35.000 0.026
Netherlands 0.189 0.223
New Zealand 0.297 0.205
Nigeria 27.801 0.077
Norway 1.303 0.160
Pakistan 8.779 0.075
Peru 0.645 0.197
Philippines 9.879 0.188
Poland 0.635 0.175
Portugal 0.253 0.299
Qatar 0.095 0.026
Romania 0.608 0.155
Russian Federation 4.058 0.066
Saudi Arabia 0.180 0.048
Serbia 8.430 0.084
Singapore 0.222 0.165
Slovak Republic 0.150 0.177
Slovenia 0.172 0.203
South Africa 2.047 0.163
South Korea 126.089 0.117
Spain 0.226 0.267
Sri Lanka 15.285 0.096
Sweden 1.710 0.196
Switzerland 0.199 0.198
Taiwan 2.820 0.094
Tanzania 229.590 0.100
Thailand 3.771 0.117
Tunisia 0.198 0.078
Turkey 0.461 0.104
Uganda 648.225 0.173
Ukraine 1.290 0.048
United Arab Emirates 0.286 0.078
United Kingdom 0.166 0.224
United States 0.129 0.129
Uruguay 7.467 0.240
Uzbekistan 228.600 0.028
Vietnam 1731.950 0.076
Zambia 0.488 0.048