Tanzania electricity prices

Tanzania
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.088
 Business price 0.091
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Tanzania, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is TZS 229.590 per kWh or USD 0.088 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is TZS 236.370 kWh or USD 0.091 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
0
0.1
0.3
0.4
0.54
Sources: Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO)
Tanzania: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    59.49 %
 Residential / Africa average    79.27 %
 Business / World average price    62.09 %
 Business / Africa average    90.02 %
 Residential / Business price    97.13 %
 Low / High income households    86.46 %
 Small / Large businesses    131.61 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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