(27 May 2015) – In the European Union, household electricity prices rose by 2.9% on average between 2013 and 2014 to reach €20.8 per 100 kWh.
Since 2008, electricity prices in the EU have increased by more than 30%. Across the EU Member States, household electricity prices in the second half of 2014 ranged from €9 per 100 kWh in Bulgaria to more than €30 per 100 kWh in Denmark.
When expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS), it can be seen that, relative to the cost of other goods and services, the lowest household electricity prices were found in Finland (12.4 PPS per 100 kWh), Latvia (13.7) and Luxembourg (14.2), and the highest in Germany (28.2), Cyprus and Portugal (both 27.4) and Spain (26.0).
Adjusted for purchasing power, it can be seen that, relative to the cost of other goods and services, the lowest household gas prices were recorded in Luxembourg (4.2 PPS per 100 kWh), Latvia (5.1), the United Kingdom (5.5) and Belgium (5.8), and the highest in Portugal (12.8), Spain (10.5) and Bulgaria (10.3).