Rwanda electricity prices

Rwanda
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.199
 Business price 0.074
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference September 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - March 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Rwanda, September 2023: The price of electricity for households is RWF 257.290 per kWh or USD 0.199 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is RWF 96.000 kWh or USD 0.074 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
0
0.1
0.3
0.4
0.54
Sources: Rwanda Energy Group (REG)
Rwanda: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    139.18 %
 Residential / Africa average    185.46 %
 Business / World average price    52.65 %
 Business / Africa average    76.33 %
 Residential / Business price    268.01 %
 Low / High income households    58.95 %
 Small / Large businesses    117.90 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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