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How Much is the Average Electric Bill?

Cost of the Average Monthly Electric Bill

Whether you are moving, saving money, or just trying to win a debate you may be wondering what the average electric bill looks like in your area. The answer to this question is going to be affected by two things. Follow along with APGE to learn what they are or call APG&E for more information. 1.866.714.7125

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The amount of electricity you use

Your energy consumption may be higher or lower than someone down the street, even if you live in a very similar house or apartment. In general, your monthly usage is heavily linked to the climate in which you live and the size of your home.

 

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The average price of electricity

Electricity costs vary by state, region, zip code, and even person to person. The average cost of energy for your state may be much higher than you are paying if you have shopped around.

 

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The Average Electric Bill in the United States

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average electric bill in 2018 was $117.65. The average amount of electricity used was 914-kilowatt hours and the average cost of electricity was 12.87 cents per kilowatt-hour.

Customers in Tennessee use the most electricity – 1,283 kilowatt hours to be exact.

Customers in Hawaii pay the highest rate at 32.47¢ per kilowatt-hour and have the highest average electric bill at $168.13. Fortunately, customers in Hawaii also use the least electricity – 518-kilowatt hours.

At the other end of the spectrum, customers in Louisiana have the lowest average cost of electricity at 9.59¢ per kilowatt-hour. Residents of Utah have the lowest average electric bill at $77.25.

 

State

Number of Customers

Average Kilowatt Hours Used

Average Cents Per Kilowatt Hour

Average Monthly Bill ($)

Alabama
2,229,472 1,236 12.18 150.54
Alaska
287,526 572 21.94 125.57
Arizona
2,808,352 1,028 12.77 131.31
Arkansas
1,388,358 1,156 9.81 113.36
California
13,591,152 546 18.84 102.90
Colorado
2,326,976 691 12.15 83.90
Connecticut
1,503,701 724 21.20 153.46
Delaware
432,449 977 12.53 122.43
District of Columbia
274,613 787 12.84 101.01
Florida
9,423,022 1,110 11.54 128.10
Georgia
4,354,021 1,142 11.47 131.05
Hawaii
436,266 518 32.47 168.13
Idaho
743,567 944 10.15 95.84
Illinois
5,289,573 744 12.77 94.98
Indiana
2,863,358 1,006 12.26 123.39
Iowa
1,385,756 892 12.24 109.27
Kansas
1,266,044 934 13.35 124.68
Kentucky
1,980,209 1,166 10.60 112.57
Louisiana
2,085,055 1,282 9.59 122.86
Maine
709,848 572 16.84 96.33
Maryland
2,332,517 1,005 13.30 133.68
Massachusetts
2,784,243 607 21.61 131.20
Michigan
4,365,529 671 15.45 103.59
Minnesota
2,420,325 786 13.14 103.34
Mississippi
1,290,281 1,247 11.12 138.63
Missouri
2,792,459 1,118 11.34 126.79
Montana
509,526 850 10.96 93.19
Nebraska
849,898 1,021 10.70 109.27
Nevada
1,183,660 947 11.85 112.18
New Hampshire
622,671 621 19.69 122.27
New Jersey
3,568,044 690 15.41 106.28
New Mexico
889,841 639 12.68 81.08
New York
7,190,906 604 18.52 111.93
North Carolina
4,550,420 1,129 11.09 125.17
North Dakota
382,596 1,118 10.25 114.60
Ohio
4,964,855 914 12.56 114.80
Oklahoma
1,764,980 1,139 10.30 117.28
Oregon
1,750,240 901 10.98 99.00
Pennsylvania
5,390,428 864 13.89 120.04
Rhode Island
442,005 589 20.55 121.05
South Carolina
2,290,200 1,159 12.44 144.20
South Dakota
400,150 1,045 11.59 121.16
Tennessee
2,882,992 1,283 10.71 137.35
Texas
11,148,784 1,176 11.20 131.63
Utah
1,091,162 742 10.41 77.25
Vermont
315,138 560 18.02 100.83
Virginia
3,431,574 1,165 11.73 136.59
Washington
3,076,868 957 9.75 93.34
West Virginia
859,039 1,133 11.18 126.70
Wisconsin
2,700,651 693 14.02 97.09
Wyoming
272,427 841 11.29 94.90