United Kingdom electricity prices

United Kingdom
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.448
 Business price 0.436
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
United Kingdom, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is GBP 0.351 per kWh or USD 0.448 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is GBP 0.342 kWh or USD 0.436 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: British Gas, ScottishPower, SSE Energy, UK government (Gov.uk)
United Kingdom: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    285.08 %
 Residential / Europe average    184.28 %
 Business / World average price    281.60 %
 Business / Europe average    206.14 %
 Residential / Business price    102.63 %
 Low / High income households    147.08 %
 Small / Large businesses    110.40 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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