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U.S. households utility bills: energy costs by income category 2012

The statistic represents the total cost of energy to households in the United States in 2001, 2005 and the proejcted cost for 2012, by income category. It is estimated that households with an annual income of 10,000 to 30,000 U.S. dollars will have average energy costs of 4,394 nominal U.S. dollars in 2012.

Projected energy costs to U.S. households from 2001 to 2012, by income category

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Release date

February 2012


United States

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Supplementary notes

According to the source, projections are based on changes in 2005-2012 residential energy prices released by the U.S. Department of Energy. Average effective federal tax rates are estimated from Congressional Budget Office, Effective Federal Tax Rates Under Current Law, 2001-2014 (August 2004), and Effective Federal Tax Rate s, 1979-2006 (April 2009). State tax rates estimated from

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