Sri Lanka electricity prices

Sri Lanka
Electricity prices
 Residential price 0.151
 Business price 0.139
 Measure USD / kWh
 Reference December 2023
 Data availability March 2019 - June 2024
 Data frequency Quarterly
Sri Lanka, December 2023: The price of electricity for households is LKR 45.850 per kWh or USD 0.151 per kWh. The electricity price for businesses is LKR 42.390 kWh or USD 0.139 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
0.3
0.4
0.52
Sources: Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Lanka Electricity Company Limited (LECO), Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL)
Sri Lanka: Electricity price analytics
   Values
 Residential / World average price    90.63 %
 Residential / Asia average    175.16 %
 Business / World average price    84.72 %
 Business / Asia average    122.02 %
 Residential / Business price    108.16 %
 Low / High income households    26.27 %
 Small / Large businesses    67.21 %
Updated quarterly. Methodological notes
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