Home energy costs rising in Spain

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    Electricity costs went up 9pc in the second half of last year according to figures from Eurostat – and whilst not the highest rise in the EU (up 21pc in Cyprus, 15pc in Greece, 11pc in Italy, and 10pc in Ireland and Portugal) it’s up there in the group with the biggest increases last year.

    Unless I’ve misunderstood the reports, we now pay €22.80/KWh in Spain, compared to an EU average of €19.70.

    When it comes to gas we also have high prices in Spain: €9.10/KWh compared to an EU average of €7.90.

    I for one have no doubt that home energy costs are exploding. Our last gas & electricity bill was €463.74, almost double what it was for the same period last year 😯 . We are careful about not wasting electricity, we turn of lights, we use energy saving devices. I almost choked when I got the bill. 😥

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    Friends of ours near Malaga are complaining how much their electricity costs them now, their most expensive bill, and air con. is needed from June onwards 🙄 As the husband is a lawyer he leaves his internet on all the time and for skype, does that use lots of juice? 🙄

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    @angie wrote:

    Friends of ours near Malaga are complaining how much their electricity costs them now, their most expensive bill, and air con. is needed from June onwards 🙄 As the husband is a lawyer he leaves his internet on all the time and for skype, does that use lots of juice? 🙄

    Having a normal router on 24/7 probably costs you around 1-2 euros a month so it’s nothing to care much about.

    Using a computer “not laptop” 24/7 with the screen on which no one does will probably cost you around 20-50 euros a month. Depending on parts used ofcourse.

    As you see it’s not really where you make the big savings but it’s still a waste of energy to have them on if not using them.

    It all comes down to the wattage the device pulls and for how many hours it’s on.

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