Democratic Republic of the Congo electricity prices

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.059
 Business price 0.069
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Democratic Republic of the Congo, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is CDF 166.611 per kWh or USD 0.059 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is CDF 194.400 kWh or USD 0.069 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 0.155 per kWh for households and USD 0.151 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
0.015
0.017
0.020
0.021
0.022
0.023
0.026
0.026
0.027
0.029
0.032
0.040
0.043
0.046
0.047
0.047
0.048
0.048
0.049
0.050
0.052
0.053
0.054
0.055
0.059
0.061
0.064
0.065
0.065
0.068
0.069
0.069
0.075
0.075
0.076
0.077
0.080
0.082
0.087
0.088
0.089
0.090
0.092
0.095
0.096
0.096
0.098
0.104
0.107
0.107
0.111
0.112
0.112
0.114
0.117
0.119
0.120
0.120
0.122
0.124
0.125
0.127
0.130
0.130
0.132
0.137
0.137
0.142
0.144
0.146
0.147
0.150
0.154
0.155
0.156
0.156
0.161
0.165
0.170
0.171
0.172
0.172
0.173
0.175
0.176
0.179
0.179
0.183
0.184
0.190
0.190
0.196
0.197
0.201
0.201
0.202
0.202
0.208
0.208
0.211
0.211
0.214
0.214
0.215
0.217
0.220
0.222
0.232
0.234
0.236
0.237
0.239
0.250
0.252
0.254
0.265
0.279
0.279
0.282
0.296
0.309
0.309
0.310
0.328
0.339
0.345
0.347
0.355
0.365
0.398
0.401
0.421
0.431
0.447
0.453
0.454
0.458
0.533
0
0.1
0.3
0.4
0.53
Sources: Societe Nationale d'Electricite (SNEL)
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    43.44 %
 Residential / Africa average    57.88 %
 Business / World average price    51.38 %
 Business / Africa average    74.49 %
 Residential / Business price    85.71 %
 Low / High income households    100.62 %
 Small / Large businesses    101.75 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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