Costa Rica electricity prices

Costa Rica
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.177
 Business price 0.241
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Costa Rica, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is CRC 90.880 per kWh or USD 0.177 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is CRC 123.610 kWh or USD 0.241 per kWh. This includes all components of the electricity bill such as the cost of power, distribution and taxes. For comparison, the average price of electricity in the world for that period is USD 0.156 per kWh for households and USD 0.152 per kWh for businesses.

We calculate several data points at various levels of electricity consumption for both households and businesses but on the chart we show only two data points. For households, the displayed number is calculated at the average annual level of household electricity consumption. For businesses, the displayed data point uses 1,000,000 kWh annual consumption.

The latest business and household electricity price data from March 2024 are available for download.
Electricity prices for households, September 2023
(kWh, U.S. Dollar)
0.002
0.003
0.006
0.006
0.006
0.008
0.013
0.014
0.015
0.015
0.016
0.017
0.020
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0.026
0.026
0.028
0.029
0.029
0.032
0.040
0.044
0.046
0.047
0.047
0.048
0.048
0.050
0.051
0.052
0.053
0.053
0.055
0.059
0.061
0.064
0.065
0.065
0.067
0.069
0.073
0.075
0.076
0.077
0.078
0.080
0.083
0.087
0.088
0.090
0.090
0.093
0.095
0.096
0.097
0.100
0.108
0.110
0.113
0.113
0.113
0.115
0.116
0.118
0.120
0.121
0.121
0.123
0.124
0.125
0.127
0.131
0.131
0.133
0.137
0.140
0.143
0.145
0.146
0.149
0.150
0.155
0.156
0.156
0.161
0.163
0.168
0.169
0.170
0.172
0.175
0.175
0.177
0.180
0.181
0.184
0.184
0.185
0.192
0.193
0.197
0.198
0.202
0.204
0.205
0.206
0.209
0.210
0.210
0.212
0.213
0.215
0.216
0.217
0.217
0.222
0.232
0.233
0.238
0.239
0.245
0.250
0.254
0.256
0.267
0.281
0.281
0.284
0.296
0.310
0.312
0.312
0.331
0.333
0.347
0.349
0.358
0.368
0.401
0.402
0.421
0.434
0.446
0.448
0.453
0.461
0.537
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0.54
Sources: Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP), Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz SA (CNFL), Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)
Costa Rica: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    108.27 %
 Residential / North America average    86.03 %
 Business / World average price    149.30 %
 Business / North America average    106.52 %
 Residential / Business price    73.52 %
 Low / High income households    69.80 %
 Small / Large businesses    187.55 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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