Uganda electricity prices

Uganda
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.169
 Business price 0.121
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Uganda, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is UGX 643.150 per kWh or USD 0.169 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is UGX 461.800 kWh or USD 0.121 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: Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Umeme Limited
Uganda: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    111.53 %
 Residential / Africa average    148.61 %
 Business / World average price    81.19 %
 Business / Africa average    117.70 %
 Residential / Business price    139.27 %
 Low / High income households    68.85 %
 Small / Large businesses    120.14 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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