Budgeting and your energy bill
Budgeting each month can be a tricky business, especially with several bills to pay. To help you understand your bill and energy use, we’ve broken down an average bill and other important living costs.
The average electricity bill
The average Ergon household customer uses 6,000kWh per year and spends around $500 per quarter or $167 a month on energy. Electricity makes up around four per cent of living costs for Queenslanders. See other living costs.
What contributes to your bill
The following appliances contribute the most to your energy bill:
|Appliance||% of home energy use|
|Air conditioning and heating||40|
|Fridge and freezer (standard-size combined)||5|
|Dishwasher, clothes washer and clothes dryer||2|
Other living costs
Other monthly living costs for an average family of four in Queensland include:
|Food and drinks||$1240|
|Mobile phones||$20 to $150|
|Water and sewage||$136|
|Car registration including CTP insurance||$70|
Need help paying your bill?
We have ways to help manage your budget and pay your bill on time. For more information, see our support programs or call us on 13 10 46 (7am – 6.30pm, Monday to Friday).