Electricity prices around the world

The table shows the electricity prices charged to households in various countries around the world for Q4 2017 . There are two sets of numbers in local currency and in USD. Note the following:

  • The average price of electricity for households in the thirty seven countries that we track was 0.195 USD per kWh.
  • The lowest rates were in the Russian Federation with prices of only 0.065 USD per kWh while the highest rates were in Denmark with prices of 0.376 USD per kWh.
  • Electricity prices per kWh in the top five economies by GDP were as follows: 0.130 USD in the U.S., 0.08 USD in China, 0.221 USD in Japan, 0.366 USD in Germany, and 0.224 USD in the UK.
wdt_ID Country LC per kWh USD per kWh
1 Australia 0,353 0,280
2 Austria 0,188 0,233
3 Belgium 0,262 0,325
4 Brazil 0,677 0,209
5 Canada 0,144 0,116
6 China 0,523 0,081
7 Croatia 1,043 0,174
8 Czech Republic 4,770 0,233
9 Denmark 2,261 0,376
10 Finland 0,165 0,204
Country LC per kWh USD per kWh