India electricity prices

India
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.078
 Business price 0.130
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
India, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is INR 6.470 per kWh or USD 0.078 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is INR 10.790 kWh or USD 0.130 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: Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC), Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB), Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO)
India: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    50.13 %
 Residential / Asia average    97.35 %
 Business / World average price    84.75 %
 Business / Asia average    122.14 %
 Residential / Business price    59.96 %
 Low / High income households    150.45 %
 Small / Large businesses    89.16 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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