Burkina Faso electricity prices

Burkina Faso
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.205
 Business price 0.197
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Burkina Faso, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is XOF 123.440 per kWh or USD 0.205 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is XOF 118.900 kWh or USD 0.197 per kWh. This includes all components of the electricity bill such as the cost of power, distribution and taxes. For comparison, the average price of electricity in the world for that period is USD 0.156 per kWh for households and USD 0.152 per kWh for businesses.

We calculate several data points at various levels of electricity consumption for both households and businesses but on the chart we show only two data points. For households, the displayed number is calculated at the average annual level of household electricity consumption. For businesses, the displayed data point uses 1,000,000 kWh annual consumption.

The latest business and household electricity price data from March 2024 are available for download.
Electricity prices for households, September 2023
(kWh, U.S. Dollar)
0.002
0.003
0.006
0.006
0.006
0.008
0.013
0.014
0.015
0.015
0.016
0.018
0.021
0.022
0.023
0.026
0.026
0.028
0.029
0.029
0.032
0.040
0.043
0.046
0.047
0.047
0.048
0.048
0.050
0.051
0.052
0.053
0.054
0.055
0.059
0.060
0.064
0.065
0.066
0.067
0.069
0.073
0.075
0.076
0.076
0.078
0.080
0.083
0.087
0.088
0.090
0.090
0.094
0.095
0.096
0.097
0.101
0.107
0.110
0.112
0.114
0.114
0.116
0.116
0.118
0.120
0.121
0.121
0.123
0.124
0.126
0.127
0.131
0.131
0.133
0.137
0.142
0.143
0.145
0.146
0.150
0.151
0.155
0.155
0.156
0.163
0.163
0.168
0.169
0.170
0.172
0.175
0.175
0.177
0.182
0.182
0.184
0.185
0.186
0.192
0.192
0.196
0.199
0.202
0.204
0.205
0.207
0.209
0.209
0.209
0.212
0.215
0.216
0.216
0.217
0.218
0.223
0.232
0.234
0.238
0.239
0.245
0.249
0.255
0.256
0.267
0.281
0.281
0.284
0.296
0.310
0.311
0.312
0.331
0.334
0.347
0.349
0.357
0.368
0.401
0.402
0.421
0.434
0.446
0.447
0.453
0.461
0.537
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0.1
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0.4
0.54
Sources: Autorité de Régulation du Sous-secteur de l'Electricité (ARSE), Société Nationale d'électricité du Burkina Faso (SONABEL)
Burkina Faso: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    131.35 %
 Residential / Africa average    175.02 %
 Business / World average price    128.27 %
 Business / Africa average    185.95 %
 Residential / Business price    103.82 %
 Low / High income households    174.62 %
 Small / Large businesses    130.74 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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