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 4,173kWh per year and spends around $385 per quarter or $128 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 heating40
Water heating (hot water tank)21
Lighting6
Television6
Cooking5
Fridge and freezer (standard-size combined)5
Dishwasher, clothes washer and clothes dryer2
Other appliances (including computers, tablets, gaming consoles)15

Other living costs

Other monthly living costs for an average family of four in Queensland include:

ExpenseAmount
Rent$1200
Food and drinks$1240
Health insurance$500
Car fuel$240
Mobile phones$20 to $150
Water and sewage$124
Car registration including CTP insurance$73
Car insurance$46

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.

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