Japan electricity prices

Japan
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.213
 Business price 0.187
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Japan, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is JPY 33.560 per kWh or USD 0.213 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is JPY 29.420 kWh or USD 0.187 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
0.021
0.023
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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0.1
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0.4
0.54
Sources: Chubu Electric Power Company, Chugoku Electric Power Company, Hokkaido Electric Power Company (HEPCO), Hokuriku Electric Power Company, Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO), Kyūshū Electric Power Company, Shikoku Electric Power Company, The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (FEPC), The Okinawa Electric Power Company (OEPC), Tohoku Electric Power Company, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
Japan: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    148.70 %
 Residential / Asia average    288.77 %
 Business / World average price    132.16 %
 Business / Asia average    190.44 %
 Residential / Business price    114.07 %
 Low / High income households    122.47 %
 Small / Large businesses    100.24 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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