Residential Electricity Rates By State

January 26, 2023
2 minutes

Not all Americans pay the same for electricity. The cost of electricity depends on the state you live in, whether its electricity market is deregulated, and even the time of year.

This interactive map shows the current value of electricity for residential customers across the country. It also indicates how much above or below the national average cost of electricity is in each state.

Some interesting facts:

  • Washington is the state where electricity is the cheapest, at just 10.40¢ per kWh.
  • Hawaii is where electricity is the most expensive, at 34.3¢ per kWh.
  • Minnesota, where electricity price is 14.21¢ per kWh, is the state where electricity cost is most similar to the national average.

Map of Electricity Prices By State For Residential Users

Average Cost of Electricity for Residential Consumers by State

The most expensive state for residencial consumers is Hawaii, with an average of over 34 cents per kilowatt-hour.

In the northeast of the US, electricity is not cheap either.

In Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island and Alaska the retail prices are above 23 cents per kW/h, more than 50% over the national average.

Eastern And Southern States Are Cheaper

As the map shows, electricity is much cheaper in the eastern and southern US. In Washington, Idaho and Utah the price per kW/h is less than 11 cents.

California, as stated, is the big exception: it pays 23.44 cents per kilowatt hour. More than twice as much as in neighbouring Nevada.