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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 heating40
Water heating (hot water tank)21
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:

Food and drinks$1484
Health insurance$497
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.