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10 African countries with the cheapest household electricity prices

  • Business Insider Africa presents 10 African countries with the least expensive household electricity prices in Africa.
  • This list is courtesy of available data obtained from Statista, the leading markets and consumer data provider based in Hamburg.
  • The available data is dated December 2021 and is based on the hourly price rates for electricity across Africa.

We all need access to stable and affordable electricity in our homes to be comfortable and productive. Be it to light up your home at night, keep the fan/air conditioner on amid the heat or even for more essential things such as charging phones/laptops and keeping the freezer frozen, African households cannot do without electricity.

Unfortunately, not only is electricity supply across most African countries unstable, electricity prices can also be on the steep side. That notwithstanding, some countries still pay lesser than others.

We shall focus on the top 10 African countries where households pay the least electricity prices.

Do note that the information used here is courtesy of Statista, the global markets and consumer data company based in Hamburg, Germany. The available statistics are dated December 2021, based on the hourly price rates for electricity across Africa.

See the countries below.

  1. Sudan: This country has the lowest household electricity price in Africa at $0.004 per kilowatt hour. 
  2. Libya: The household electricity price in Libya is $0.004 per kilowatt hour.
  3. Ethiopia: According to Statista, Ethiopian households pay $0.01 per kilowatt hour of electricity consumed. 
  4. Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean households also pay $0.01 per kilowatt hour of electricity consumed. 
  5. Angola: Angolan households pay $0.03 per kilowatt hour of electricity.
  6. Algeria: In Algeria, households pay $0.04 per kilowatt hour.
  7. Egypt: Egyptian households also pay $0.04 per kilowatt hour.
  8. Ghana: Ghanaian households pay $0.05 per kilowatt hour they consume.
  9. Nigeria: Households in Nigeria pay $0.06 per kilowatt hour of electricity.
  10. Tunisia: Finally, Tunisian households pay $0.07 per kilowatt hour. 

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