Electricity prices for households in Denmark from 2010 to 2019, semi-annually
(in euro cents per kilowatt-hour)
Electricity prices for households in Denmark 2010-2019, semi-annually
Between 2010 and the first half of 2018, the overall household price for electricity in Denmark increased by approximately 4.53 euro cents per kilowatt-hour to 31.23 euro cents. This was the highest price during this period. Electricity prices per kilowatt-hour were at their lowest in the first half of 2010 at 26.7 euro cents. Danish households spent the most per kilowatt-hour of electricity throughout Europe in 2018, with prices slightly more expensive than in Germany.

Energy taxes highest in Copenhagen

One of the reasons for the high price of electricity in Denmark is that taxes account for a large proportion of the overall price. As of January 2019, energy taxes made up a share of approximately 16 percent of the average EU residential end-user electricity price structure. In the Danish capital Copenhagen, however, energy taxes amounted to 41 percent. This was by far the highest energy taxation in major European cities.

High quality electricity supply

  Whilst households in Denmark pay some of the highest electricity prices around, the electricity supply is ranked as one of the best in the world with an index score of 6.8 out of a possible 7. Only Scandinavian neighbor Norway, Singapore and Switzerland had a higher ranking than Denmark in 2018.
Electricity prices for households in Denmark from 2010 to 2019, semi-annually
(in euro cents per kilowatt-hour)
Euro cents per kilowatt-hour
2019 S129.84
2018 S231.23
2018 S131.26
2017 S230.1
2017 S130.49
2016 S230.84
2016 S130.88
2015 S230.42
2015 S130.68
2014 S230.35
2014 S130.42
2013 S229.36
2013 S130
2012 S229.72
2012 S129.97
2011 S229.75
2011 S129.08
2010 S227.08
2010 S126.7
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Prices including all taxes, levies and VAT.
Band-DC (Medium): annual consumption between 2 500 and 5 000 kWh.
The published data are national average prices over a period over 6 months. Semester 1 prices are average prices between 1st January and 30th June of each year, semester 2 prices are average prices between 1st July and 31st December of each year.

Electricity prices for households in Denmark 2010-2019, semi-annually
Between 2010 and the first half of 2018, the overall household price for electricity in Denmark increased by approximately 4.53 euro cents per kilowatt-hour to 31.23 euro cents. This was the highest price during this period. Electricity prices per kilowatt-hour were at their lowest in the first half of 2010 at 26.7 euro cents. Danish households spent the most per kilowatt-hour of electricity throughout Europe in 2018, with prices slightly more expensive than in Germany.

Energy taxes highest in Copenhagen

One of the reasons for the high price of electricity in Denmark is that taxes account for a large proportion of the overall price. As of January 2019, energy taxes made up a share of approximately 16 percent of the average EU residential end-user electricity price structure. In the Danish capital Copenhagen, however, energy taxes amounted to 41 percent. This was by far the highest energy taxation in major European cities.

High quality electricity supply

  Whilst households in Denmark pay some of the highest electricity prices around, the electricity supply is ranked as one of the best in the world with an index score of 6.8 out of a possible 7. Only Scandinavian neighbor Norway, Singapore and Switzerland had a higher ranking than Denmark in 2018.
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