Ethiopia electricity prices

Ethiopia
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.006
 Business price 0.021
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Ethiopia, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is ETB 0.349 per kWh or USD 0.006 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is ETB 1.223 kWh or USD 0.021 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 0.155 per kWh for households and USD 0.151 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
0.052
0.054
0.056
0.059
0.060
0.064
0.064
0.067
0.067
0.069
0.074
0.075
0.076
0.076
0.077
0.080
0.082
0.087
0.089
0.090
0.090
0.093
0.094
0.096
0.096
0.100
0.105
0.109
0.112
0.113
0.114
0.116
0.117
0.117
0.119
0.120
0.121
0.122
0.124
0.125
0.127
0.131
0.132
0.133
0.137
0.140
0.142
0.145
0.145
0.150
0.151
0.154
0.155
0.156
0.162
0.162
0.166
0.170
0.171
0.172
0.173
0.175
0.178
0.178
0.179
0.180
0.183
0.185
0.191
0.193
0.194
0.198
0.202
0.202
0.203
0.204
0.206
0.208
0.208
0.212
0.215
0.215
0.216
0.217
0.218
0.222
0.232
0.234
0.236
0.237
0.241
0.248
0.254
0.255
0.265
0.279
0.279
0.283
0.296
0.310
0.310
0.310
0.329
0.335
0.345
0.347
0.353
0.366
0.399
0.401
0.421
0.432
0.441
0.448
0.453
0.459
0.534
0
0.1
0.3
0.4
0.53
Sources: Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, Ethiopian Electricity Utility
Ethiopia: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    4.07 %
 Residential / Africa average    5.42 %
 Business / World average price    14.46 %
 Business / Africa average    20.96 %
 Residential / Business price    28.54 %
 Low / High income households    33.37 %
 Small / Large businesses    133.36 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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