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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).[1]

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.[2]

We recommend a regular price comparison.


[1] Consumentenbond (14.08.2019). Wat kost een kilowattuur (kWh) elektriciteit?. Accessed on October 6, 2019 from https://www.consumentenbond.nl/energie-vergelijken/kwh-prijs
[2] 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.

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