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How much does electricity cost in the Netherlands?
The electricity costs depend partly on the power consumption. The consumption is calculated in kilowatt-hours.
The cost per consumed kilowatt-hours is about 38 - 46 cents (including 21% VAT) in September 2023.
Until September 2021
A kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity in the Netherlands costs a consumer "naked" about 8 cents (including 21% VAT). This price varies depending on the provider. There are also fixed rates for the energy tax and sustainable energy storage (around 14 cents per kWh).
The energy tax was increased on January 1, 2019. For the same consumption, households will pay € 61 more in taxes on electricity and € 101 more on gas in 2019. That's because gas has increased energy tax rates. In the case of electricity, the higher tax is the result of a reduction in the tax credit that applies to electricity connections and thus less reimbursement to households.
We recommend a regular price comparison.
 Consumentenbond (14.08.2019). Wat kost een kilowattuur (kWh) elektriciteit?. Accessed on October 6, 2019 from https://www.consumentenbond.nl/energie-vergelijken/kwh-prijs
 CBS (2019). Energierekening 334 euro hoger. Accessed on October 6, 2019 from https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/nieuws/2019/07/energierekening-334-euro-hoger
Last update on 3. September 2023 by Horst Kowalski.