We’ve created this electricity bill calculator to help you estimate how much you should be expecting to pay for your electricity over any set period of time.
This may be because you are moving home and want to work out how much more or less you may have to pay, or maybe you are looking to switch tariffs and see how much you could save. Whatever your reason, keep reading to see how to use our free calculator and find out what you need to know.
How to use our electricity bill calculator
You need to start by looking deciding how many days you want to look at, one day, one week, one year or anything in between.
Next, the calculator needs to know your electricity consumption per day. This can be worked out from your latest electricity bill, or you can use our average estimates below.
The next two pieces of information you will need to get from your bill. This will differ depending on your energy supplier and tariff. Your unit rate is how much you pay for each unit of electricity, your standing charge is a fixed amount you pay per day regardless of how much energy is used.
Once you put all these details in, you will automatically see a breakdown of your total unit charge over the period you set, the total cost of your standing charge and what your overall bill would be for that period of time.
Average electricity usage per household type
If you aren’t sure of your electricity usage, below we have given you the average monthly usage for various property types in the UK. Your usage will vary depending on property age, number of occupants, types of appliances etc.
|Property Type||Average Daily Unit Usage||Average Monthly Unit Usage||Average Annual Unit Usage|
|1 Bedroom Flat||5||150||1,800|
|2 Bedroom House||6||175||2,100|
|3 Bedroom House||8||250||3,000|
|4 Bedroom House||10||290||3,480|
|5 Bedroom House||12||360||4,320|