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#26 Leslie Knope

Posted 22 September 2019 - 04:43 PM

That’s high to me. We are a 4 person household in NSW. We average $250-$300 depending on the quarter.

#27 Expelliarmus

Posted 22 September 2019 - 04:51 PM

Cheap to me.

But I am in SA.

I also have too many people here who like to suck up electricity. No respect for what putting the air con on means ... nor do they appreciate the whole standby issue. *sigh*

#28 SeaPrincess

Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:15 PM

View PostSabine75, on 22 September 2019 - 11:55 AM, said:

thanks - hmm it says 13.1 kWh use per day - not sure if that is normal or not.  One fridge, one PC - usual laptops , iPhones charging,

13.1 kWh per day doesn't sound too bad to me. We are a family of 5, and our daily usage ranges from 20-30 kWh across the year. Tariffs are definitely worth reviewing. We are on a flat tariff, so we pay the same amount all the time, but my friend, who is basically the same as me, is on one with peak/off peak/shoulder rates and her bills are always much higher than ours. We've just put solar panels on, so I'm hoping our bills go down.

#29 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:27 PM

Ours is about that in SA with 5 people but we don't use heating /cooling much and we have gas hot water and cooking.

I know ours is a lot lower than comparable housholds according to whats written on the bill and asking people.

#30 Ozquoll

Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:53 PM

Our last quarterly bill was $287 with usage of about 13 kWh a day, so yes, your bill seems high to me.

#31 raechel82

Posted 22 September 2019 - 06:03 PM

I would pay more than that in SA for 13 khw a day.

It really depends on where your located. Places like SA can pay over 15c more per khw than other areas.

Edited by raechel82, 22 September 2019 - 06:03 PM.


#32 NastyGal

Posted 22 September 2019 - 06:34 PM

I think it sounds like reasonable usage - we use approx 19-20 kWh a day here. Four people in regional Victoria - two school kids, and two adults who at home all day every day. Gas heating and stovetop - electric hot water and oven.

It really comes down to your cost per kilowatt. Ours is 0.352 per kWh, and we have a daily service charge of 1.37 per day. We also get 34% discount for paying on time which helps.

#33 Lalala4

Posted 22 September 2019 - 07:14 PM

I literally rang my provider on Friday OP and just said the bill seems a bit high, am I on the best plan? And she shifted me to a rate that will save us $600 over the year compared to what we’ve been paying. I was totally paying the lazy tax!

#34 foxbread

Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:33 PM

We are a household of 3 and our winter average is 10-15kwh per day. Our water heater, heating and cooking are all electric. If op is using gas for any of those,  I would find that alarmingly high daily use of electricity - otherwise not.

#35 liveworkplay

Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:51 PM

We are a family of 5 with everything electric except heating and our winter quarter is only just nearly that.

#36 *melrose*

Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:53 PM

Ours was $235 for 3 months, no heater. No gas stove ect.

#37 lozoodle

Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:58 PM

That seems high for only 13 kw / day! just looked at my winter bill and it says we averaged 25 kw a day (I know, that's heaps! usually its around 16 according to my bill), I used the heating and dryer a LOT this year (not good, have been very time poor! and not coping with cold well this year!) and the bill only came in at $636 which is a BIG bill for us. Usually its in the $450-500 range.

This a family of five, no gas at all, five bedroom house...

#38 Expelliarmus

Posted 22 September 2019 - 11:05 PM

View Postlozoodle, on 22 September 2019 - 09:58 PM, said:

That seems high for only 13 kw / day! just looked at my winter bill and it says we averaged 25 kw a day (I know, that's heaps! usually its around 16 according to my bill), I used the heating and dryer a LOT this year (not good, have been very time poor! and not coping with cold well this year!) and the bill only came in at $636 which is a BIG bill for us. Usually its in the $450-500 range.

This a family of five, no gas at all, five bedroom house...
Also a family of five with a five bedroom house - we do have gas hot water and that would cost me around $830.

We used more though ... :omg:

#39 Charli73

Posted 22 September 2019 - 11:22 PM

Sounds high to me also.
Melbourne small 4 bed house family of 2ad 2 children is $330 quarter electricity and $150- $250 quarter gas ..

we have a wonderfully insulated home though.

#40 gracie1978

Posted 23 September 2019 - 05:23 AM

Our average bill in Winter is $1000, about half in Summer.
I was surprised our big Winter bill this year was less than last year, as we have been home more and used the dryer more often.  However we bought a new split system for the lounge and it's far more energy efficient.

Around $200 a quarter for gas, jnc hot water and cooking.

It's sooooooooooooooo much cheaper than in NZ.

I think your bill seems ok.  13 years ago we would pay that for a month for the two of us in NZ.



#41 lozoodle

Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:05 AM

Crazy how much the prices vary depending on location!




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