Electricity Cost by State

Across the vast majority of the United States, energy is quite inexpensive, the cost of electricity included, and with few exceptions. The cost of electricity is measured in kilowatt-hours. The kilowatt hour is a measure of how much energy something needs to run for one hour of time. In this way, the cost of electricity is measured in cents per kilowatt hour, and the average cost per kilowatt hour in the United States since 2020 is 10.59 cents.

Thirty-nine states pay between 7.51—12.52 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity. Regionally, these states comprise the Southern, Midwest, Western, and Eastern United States. The states of Oregon and Washington, on the West Coast, always pay within that range. However, the state of California is in the range of 17.54—22.54 cents per kilowatt hour.

The states of Hawaii and Alaska, located beyond the continental United States, generally pay more for their electricity than the states on the mainland. Additionally, the Northeastern United States, from New Jersey to Maine, pay between 12.53—22.54 cents, a cost that is sometimes twice the amount that the rest of the U.S. pays for their electricity. 

Learn more about the average cost of electricity by looking at the data in the charts.

Average Electricity Cost by State

Alabama - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#1 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

137,542,702

#6 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

83,395,605

#16 in the US

Alaska - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.2

#2 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

6,276,441

#48 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

5,917,577

#50 in the US

Arizona - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#3 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

109,305,057

#12 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

81,960,074

#17 in the US

Arkansas - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#4 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

54,641,259

#29 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

45,851,003

#31 in the US

California - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.18

#5 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

193,074,930

#4 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

250,174,672

#2 in the US

Colorado - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#6 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

54,115,011

#31 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

56,050,264

#26 in the US

Connecticut - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.19

#7 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

41,190,572

#34 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

27,113,673

#37 in the US

Delaware - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#8 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

5,205,372

#49 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

11,129,051

#45 in the US

District of Columbia - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.12

#9 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

201

#51 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

9,785,775

#47 in the US

Florida - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#10 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

250,827,799

#2 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

242,440,171

#3 in the US

Georgia - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#11 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

120,126,001

#10 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

133,470,142

#7 in the US

Hawaii - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.28

#12 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

9,079,019

#46 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

8,796,761

#48 in the US

Idaho - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#13 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

17,686,135

#42 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

24,461,352

#39 in the US

Illinois - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#14 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

173,394,525

#5 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

132,469,277

#8 in the US

Indiana - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#15 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

89,956,915

#17 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

97,155,744

#11 in the US

Iowa - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#16 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

59,636,671

#26 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

50,639,862

#28 in the US

Kansas - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#17 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

54,541,831

#30 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

39,483,946

#32 in the US

Kentucky - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#18 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

63,539,007

#23 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

71,800,399

#21 in the US

Louisiana - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#19 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

100,773,771

#15 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

89,126,685

#14 in the US

Maine - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.14

#20 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

10,001,870

#45 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

11,346,740

#44 in the US

Maryland - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#21 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

36,029,204

#38 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

57,629,040

#25 in the US

Massachusetts - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.18

#22 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

18,214,141

#41 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

50,009,341

#29 in the US

Michigan - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.12

#23 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

106,624,721

#13 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

97,011,906

#12 in the US

Minnesota - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#24 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

56,510,143

#28 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

64,054,606

#23 in the US

Mississippi - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#25 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

66,581,788

#21 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

46,482,040

#30 in the US

Missouri - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#26 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

72,567,869

#20 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

75,725,712

#19 in the US

Montana - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#27 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

23,353,290

#40 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

14,584,179

#42 in the US

Nebraska - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#28 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

36,848,681

#37 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

31,171,536

#36 in the US

Nevada - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#29 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

40,424,745

#35 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

38,233,899

#33 in the US

New Hampshire - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.17

#30 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

16,350,578

#43 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

10,693,529

#46 in the US

New Jersey - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.14

#31 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

61,106,458

#25 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

71,998,221

#20 in the US

New Mexico - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#32 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

34,075,584

#39 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

24,777,155

#38 in the US

New York - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.15

#33 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

129,430,271

#7 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

140,406,632

#5 in the US

North Carolina - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#34 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

124,363,443

#8 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

130,390,980

#9 in the US

North Dakota - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#35 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

42,176,424

#32 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

21,819,452

#40 in the US

Ohio - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#36 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

120,992,733

#9 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

142,615,199

#4 in the US

Oklahoma - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#37 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

82,297,832

#18 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

62,299,305

#24 in the US

Oregon - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#38 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

63,624,782

#22 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

51,019,313

#27 in the US

Pennsylvania - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#39 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

230,143,279

#3 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

139,720,837

#6 in the US

Rhode Island - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.19

#40 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

8,894,940

#47 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

7,351,541

#49 in the US

South Carolina - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#41 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

98,528,797

#16 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

76,737,176

#18 in the US

South Dakota - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#42 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

14,146,539

#44 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

12,695,845

#43 in the US

Tennessee - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#43 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

80,566,010

#19 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

95,003,888

#13 in the US

Texas - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#44 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

473,514,913

#1 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

426,863,267

#1 in the US

Utah - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#45 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

37,087,309

#36 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

31,663,157

#35 in the US

Vermont - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.16

#46 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

2,156,407

#50 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

5,331,458

#51 in the US

Virginia - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#47 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

103,056,183

#14 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

117,254,388

#10 in the US

Washington - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#48 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

116,114,468

#11 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

86,706,144

#15 in the US

West Virginia - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#49 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

56,661,533

#27 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

32,076,583

#34 in the US

Wisconsin - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#50 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

61,448,545

#24 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

67,448,361

#22 in the US

Wyoming - Average Electricity Cost

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AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#51 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

42,010,989

#33 in the US

TOTAL ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALEShelp

15,331,018

#41 in the US