I feel as though our electric bill is very expensive and I've been meaning to ask what it costs everywhere else. Here's how my bill breaks down:
Fixed monthly fee
Q10.79 = CDN$1.67 = US$1.41Monthly public lighting fee
Q34.70 = CDN$5.38 = US$4.53The first 100 kWh costs
Q0.779/kWh = CDN$0.121/kWh = US$0.102/kWhEvery subsequent kWh costs
Q1.662/kWh = CDN$0.257/kWh = US$0.217We use about 250kWh per month for a total of
Q400 = CDN$62 = US$52We used to pay up to Q600-Q700 each month until we put in fluorescent bulbs in.
Note also what is drawing power each month: refridgerator, microwave, toaster, showerhead*, computer and peripherals, TV/DVD player, washing machine, 4 incandescent light bulbs, 8 fluorescent bulbs, and little stuff like phone chargers and spice grinder. More importantly, note what is not drawing power: clothes dryer (we don't have one), stove (we use a gas stove), and house heaters (we stay cold).
I guess I'm wondering if the price per kWh is high or if our usage is high or both. To give me an idea, what does it cost to power your house?
*a heating element that heats the water as it passes through