What is the average gas and electricity bill in Ireland?
When you’re looking at energy deals, you might wonder what the average electricity and gas bill is in Ireland. Here’s how to check if you’re an average, low or high energy user.
According to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) the average Irish household uses 11,000 kW/h of gas and 4,200 kW/h of electricity per year.
These averages could apply to you if you’re living in in a standard three bedroom house, using both gas and electricity. There are other factors that may mean your usage is quite different though, such as:
- The size of your home
- How energy efficient it is
- How many people live at home
- When the house is occupied
- How many appliances you use and how often
How much can you save by switching?
Using these averages, the annual bill size for an electricity customer on standard tariffs would be €1,046.73, while a gas customer on standard tariffs would pay €761.
In contrast, an average electricity user on the best deal in the market would pay €745, while a gas customer on the best deal would pay €609.
This amounts to a huge potential saving of up to €487 if you switch from a standard tariff to the cheapest deal on the market.
Switch and save up to €487 on your energy bills
It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving
What if you’re not an average energy user?
Check your energy bill to work out which of the following energy users you are:
- Low energy user: An average ‘low user’ uses 2,900 kWhs of electricity a year and 6,900 kWhs of gas a year.
- Medium energy user: An average ‘medium user’ uses 4,200 kWhs of electricity a year and 11,000 kWhs of gas a year.
- High energy user: An average ‘high user’ uses 5,400 kWhs of electricity a year and 13,700 kWhs of gas a year.
You can use the infographic below to find out a bit more about each energy user group.
How to work out how much you can save on your energy bills
If your energy consumption matches one of these user groups, you could use these values to compare energy deals and see how much you could potentially save.
However, the best way to get an accurate comparison is by using your actual annual energy consumption which you can find on your energy bills, and compare deals using our free gas and electricity comparison tool.
The process only takes a few minutes, but if you need any help with it, our guide to switching gas and electricity is a good place to start.