You can find Ofgem’s latest consumption figures here:
It is said that the average home in the UK has an average energy bill of £2,499 per year – which is split between electricity and gas. But of course, that varies.
Here we show you average energy costs based on typical domestic usage and default tariff covered by the Government's Energy Price Guarantee rates effective from 1 October 2022. The unit rates and charges vary by region across the UK and by payment method.
What’s the average energy bill by house size? 1
|Gas and electricity usage||Average annual consumption||Average annual cost*||Average monthly cost*|
|Low (flat or 1-bedroom house / 1-2 people)||Gas: 8,000 kWh Elec: 1,800 kWh||£1,712.25||£142.69|
|Medium (3-bedroom house / 2-3 people)||Gas: 12,000 kWh Elec: 2,900 kWh||£2,499.87||£208.32|
|High (5-bedroom house / 4-5 people)||Gas: 17,000 kWh Elec: 4,300 kWh||£3,492.90||£291.08|
* Electricity unit rate 34.037p per kWh plus standing charge of 46.356p per day and gas unit rate 10.330p per kWh plus standing charge of 28.485p per day. Values might not match exactly due to rounding.
Based on the Government's Energy Price Guarantee rates and customer with typical usage, paying by direct debit. Rates and standing charges are averages and will vary by region, payment method and meter type. Rates are effective from 1 October 2022. Average monthly costs may vary depending on your existing account balance.
Want to save on energy bills?
Small changes can make a big difference. You could save money on your average annual bill with some simple energy saving hacks. Some will save you a pound or so a month, others could save upwards of £50 over the course of the year.
- Turn your heating thermostat down by one degree
- Don’t leave appliances on standby
- Switch to LED light bulbs
- Don’t overfill the kettle and only heat what you need
- Take shorter showers
- Dry clothes naturally instead of using the tumble dryer
- and check out Government advice here.