Danish and German consumers pay the most for electricity within the EU, according to the data provided by the Eurostat. On the other hand, the lowest prices were seen in Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Croatia, Latvia and Hungary in 2013.
The average price of electricity for household consumers in the EU28 was EUR 0.199 per kWh in the first half of 2013. The price of electricity for household consumers in Denmark (EUR 0.300 per kWh) was 3.2 times as high as in Bulgaria (EUR 0.092 per kWh).
The lowest taxes and levies (including VAT) are charged in the UK (4.8% of the total price of electricity). On the other hand, taxes form approximately half of total in Denmark, or Germany.
The average prices in the EU increased by 6% yoy in the first half of 2013. Romanians and Estonians had to pay 26% and 23.3% more, respectively. On the other hand, Hungarians and Belgians saw their prices decline.