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kathekas
kathekas Posts: 21 Forumite
Hi

I don't live in the UK and I would like to know what is the cost of 1 unit of electricity, so I can compare it with what we pay in Cyprus.

Please can you advise whether this is with or without VAT and what is the standing charge.

Having searched for hours, none of the websites actually give this value and we don't have a bill that we can look it up on.

Thank you

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  • brysiewysie
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    It's very hard to be precise because there are a number of variables (where you'll be living etc). As you may have picked up several companies have recently dramatically increased prices and the rest are likely to follow soon.

    As a rough guide elec will cost around 10 to 13p per kilowatt hour with vat (although there are 2 prices involved, this makes it simpler and the link below will give you more examples). One of the companies that has increased prices and has their rates on the internet is EDF. There current prices are here;

    http://www.edfenergy.com/products-services/for-your-home/documents/edf-standard-tariffs-25-07.pdf

    There is choice and this is only for a guide. You can always post back on here if you need more info.
  • notbritishgas
    notbritishgas Posts: 2,306 Forumite
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    Kathekas, don't forget to let us know what you pay in Cyprus.
  • brysiewysie
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    Kathekas, don't forget to let us know what you pay in Cyprus.

    Great point, that could be really interesting info.
  • Choc
    Choc Posts: 199 Forumite
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    Its a lot cheaper than here.Id stay there lass if i were you!!
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  • kathekas
    kathekas Posts: 21 Forumite
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    Its even more difficult to give the price Cyprus

    Firstly you have the cost of the eletric, then you pay a fuel surchage based on the current cost of oil, then VAT. All electric is generaed from oil.

    The meters are read very regular because the price is banded, the more you use the more you pay.

    We use off the peak electicity scheme whereby day time is around 15 pence per unit and night time 11pm to 7am is around 9p.

    Of course these rates are affected by the euro/pound exchange rate which is down around 20% compared to last year.

    Our council tax is very cheap around £90 per year, they empty bins twice a week and will take absulutely anything, no recycling.

    We have a severe drought at the moment so they have increased water prices, to about 40pence for the first metric tonne (1,000 litres) then it doubles up to 65 tonnes.

    With our swimming pool and the irrigation we are using around 5 tonnes as week at the moment - about £3 a week.

    Its very hot and extremely humid here at the moment 30 degrees in the lounge and 66% humidity, even worse down in Paphos.

    Thanks everybody.
  • brysiewysie
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    kathekas wrote: »
    Its even more difficult to give the price Cyprus

    Firstly you have the cost of the eletric, then you pay a fuel surchage based on the current cost of oil, then VAT. All electric is generaed from oil.

    The meters are read very regular because the price is banded, the more you use the more you pay.

    We use off the peak electicity scheme whereby day time is around 15 pence per unit and night time 11pm to 7am is around 9p.

    Of course these rates are affected by the euro/pound exchange rate which is down around 20% compared to last year.

    Our council tax is very cheap around £90 per year, they empty bins twice a week and will take absulutely anything, no recycling.

    We have a severe drought at the moment so they have increased water prices, to about 40pence for the first metric tonne (1,000 litres) then it doubles up to 65 tonnes.

    With our swimming pool and the irrigation we are using around 5 tonnes as week at the moment - about £3 a week.

    Its very hot and extremely humid here at the moment 30 degrees in the lounge and 66% humidity, even worse down in Paphos.

    Thanks everybody.

    Sounds a real bummer doesn't it!

    :rolleyes:
  • Choc
    Choc Posts: 199 Forumite
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    I was just thinking that too!!
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  • mjoyeux
    mjoyeux Posts: 78 Forumite
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    Hahaha... what sympathy!

    I was thinking that too... ;-)
  • brysiewysie
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    kathekas wrote: »
    ..............The meters are read very regular because the price is banded, the more you use the more you pay.............

    That's interesting, with primary and secondary units the uk works the opposite. It could be an interesting concept for climate change initiatives.
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