Japan electricity prices

Japan
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.197
 Business price 0.169
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference December 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - June 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Japan, December 2023: The price of electricity for households is JPY 31.740 per kWh or USD 0.197 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is JPY 27.140 kWh or USD 0.169 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 0.153 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 June 2024 are available for download.
Electricity prices for households, December 2023
(kWh, U.S. Dollar)
0.002
0.006
0.006
0.006
0.006
0.008
0.013
0.014
0.015
0.015
0.015
0.017
0.019
0.020
0.023
0.023
0.026
0.027
0.029
0.032
0.040
0.043
0.046
0.047
0.047
0.047
0.048
0.048
0.049
0.050
0.052
0.053
0.053
0.055
0.058
0.062
0.065
0.065
0.067
0.072
0.073
0.075
0.075
0.076
0.078
0.080
0.083
0.087
0.089
0.090
0.090
0.093
0.094
0.096
0.096
0.101
0.107
0.108
0.111
0.112
0.112
0.115
0.116
0.119
0.120
0.121
0.121
0.123
0.125
0.126
0.127
0.131
0.131
0.137
0.142
0.143
0.143
0.145
0.145
0.148
0.151
0.154
0.154
0.156
0.156
0.162
0.162
0.170
0.173
0.173
0.174
0.175
0.175
0.176
0.181
0.182
0.188
0.192
0.195
0.196
0.197
0.197
0.198
0.202
0.203
0.204
0.209
0.212
0.216
0.217
0.217
0.225
0.226
0.230
0.232
0.232
0.234
0.238
0.239
0.245
0.249
0.253
0.267
0.269
0.274
0.274
0.279
0.280
0.281
0.292
0.296
0.298
0.311
0.314
0.319
0.335
0.336
0.339
0.381
0.393
0.398
0.400
0.406
0.413
0.424
0.452
0.474
0.520
0
0.1
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0.4
0.52
Sources: Chubu Electric Power Company, Chugoku Electric Power Company, Hokkaido Electric Power Company (HEPCO), Hokuriku Electric Power Company, Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO), Kyūshū Electric Power Company, Shikoku Electric Power Company, The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (FEPC), The Okinawa Electric Power Company (OEPC), Tohoku Electric Power Company, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
Japan: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    138.49 %
 Residential / Asia average    267.64 %
 Business / World average price    119.73 %
 Business / Asia average    172.44 %
 Residential / Business price    116.95 %
 Low / High income households    122.47 %
 Small / Large businesses    102.00 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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