Budgeting and your energy bill
Budgeting each month can be tricky. To help you understand your bill and energy use, we’ve broken down an average bill and other important living costs.
The typical electricity bill
The typical Ergon household customer uses 4,184 kWh per year and spends around $381 per quarter or $127 a month on energy. 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 home heating||40|
|Water heating (hot water tank)||21|
|Fridge and freezer (standard-size combined)||5|
|Dishwasher, clothes washer and clothes dryer||2|
|Other appliances (including computers, tablets, gaming consoles)||15|
Other living costs
Other monthly living costs for an average family of four in Queensland include:
|Food and drinks||$1484|
|Transport – includes petrol, registration, insurance and maintenance||$1236|
|Mobile phones||$20 to $150|
|Water and sewage||$128|
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.