Ultimate Guide to Average Electricity Bills by States

Electricity is one of the most important components of modern life. You need power to charge small gadgets like mobile phones, laptops, and cameras. It also fuels essential household electronics like air conditioning units, refrigerators, and lighting. The electricity bill average will depend on the state, appliance usage, and many other factors.

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Products

Image

Capacity

Rated/Peak Power

Battery

Size

Solar Generator 3000 Pro 

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3024Wh

3000W (6000W Peak)

Lithium-Ion

Length: 18.6 in (47.24 cm)

Width: 14.1 in (35.81 cm)

Height: 14.7 in (37.36 cm)

Solar Generator 2000 Plus

Solar Generator 2000 Plus

2-24kWh

3000W (6000W Peak)

LiFePO4

Length: 14.7 in (37.36 cm)

Width: 18.6 in (47.3 cm)

Height: 14.1 in (35.94 cm)

Solar Generator 1000 Plus 

Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus

1.25-5kWh

2000W (4000W Peak)

LiFePO4

Length: 14 in (35.6 cm)

Width: 10.24 in (26 cm)

Height: 11.14 in (28.3 cm)

What Is The Average Electricity Bill in The US?

The average electricity bills vary from one state to another, and so do the other utility costs like water, natural gas, streaming services, phone, broadband Internet, and more. As of 2023, the average electricity bill in the US is nearly $117.46, whereas the total cost equals $538-613 per month.

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Average Electricity Bills for Homes

The average electricity bills for a 2-person household or more mostly include expenses related to cooking, cleaning, work, entertainment, and other daily activities.

State

Number of

Customers

Average Monthly

Consumption (kWh)

Average Price

(cents/kWh)

Average Monthly Bill

(Dollar and cents)

New England

6,496,631

623

21.51

134.10

Connecticut

1,530,251

713

21.91

156.21

Maine

722,038

584

17.02

99.44

Massachusetts

2,840,311

596

22.89

136.37

New Hampshire

638,267

631

19.85

125.24

Rhode Island

446,320

585

22.30

130.40

Vermont

319,444

567

19.26

109.24

Middle Atlantic

16,382,493

703

16.48

115.88

New Jersey

3,648,914

687

16.35

112.39

New York

7,256,212

599

19.48

116.70

Pennsylvania

5,477,367

851

13.76

117.11

East North Central

20,572,452

779

14.07

109.55

Illinois

5,361,717

728

13.18

95.86

Indiana

2,948,803

946

13.37

126.51

Michigan

4,458,038

670

17.54

117.57

Ohio

5,041,904

879

12.77

112.21

Wisconsin

2,761,990

690

14.52

100.18

West North Central

9,738,760

922

12.19

112.41

Source: EIA

Average Electricity Bills for Business

Just like homes, businesses also require energy or electricity for operation. Offices need electricity to charge lights and computers, whereas retail stores require energy to keep high-end machines powered.

State

Number of

Customers

Average Monthly

Consumption (kWh)

Average Price

(cents/kWh)

Average Monthly Bill

(Dollar and cents)

New England

917,495

4,456

16.34

727.99

Connecticut

155,791

6,259

16.46

1,030.34

Maine

98,304

3,348

12.90

431.85

Massachusetts

432,903

4,588

16.99

779.31

New Hampshire

110,003

3,111

16.13

501.79

Rhode Island

60,091

4,999

15.51

775.12

Vermont

60,403

2,576

16.59

427.37

Middle Atlantic

2,416,755

4,932

13.37

659.25

New Jersey

529,178

5,691

12.69

722.09

New York

1,161,852

5,015

16.07

806.07

Pennsylvania

725,725

4,247

8.91

378.38

East North Central

2,549,871

5,718

10.66

609.62

Illinois

633,019

6,177

9.65

596.27

Indiana

364,549

5,240

11.58

606.65

Michigan

550,701

5,578

12.31

686.57

Ohio

640,013

5,857

9.75

571.00

Wisconsin

361,589

5,362

10.95

587.18

West North Central

1,502,864

5,514

9.97

549.60

Source: EIA 

What Are The Average Electricity Bills by State?

The average electricity bill in the US is nearly $117 per month. However, the exact electricity bill will depend on the state you live in. For instance, Hawaii has the highest average electricity bill at $162 per month, whereas Utah has the lowest at around $80 per month.

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According to EIA, here's the list of the 10 highest electricity bills in the states.

  • Hawaii
  • Connecticut
  • Alabama
  • South California
  • Arizona
  • Texas
  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
  • Rhode Island
  • Georgia

The same report from EnergyBot reveals the list of 10 lowest electricity bills.

  • Utah
  • New Mexico
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Idaho
  • Washington
  • Maine
  • Montana
  • Wyoming  

Why Average Electricity Bills Vary by States?

There are two primary reasons for high electricity bills — cost per kWh and the amount of electricity you use. While it is easy to understand the amount of energy you use, understanding the price per kWh can be a little tricky.

The cost per kWh is divided into two categories: supply charges and delivery charges. The supply charges are the fees associated with the actual energy you are using, and the delivery charges are the amount with which you are getting electricity to your location.

The main reason why different states have different electricity prices is the differing fuel mixes. For example, if the power source is cheaper, the electricity rates are usually cheaper. The Northeast states have higher electricity prices because of the region's heavy reliance on natural gas.

How to Lower The Electricity Bills?

If you are tired of high electricity bills, there are multiple ways to reduce them. Here are a few simple ways to do so.

Reduce the Usage of High-Power-Consuming Appliances

It's no surprise that appliances like clothes dryers, ACs, refrigerators, etc., use more power than cell phones, laptops, or lights. Here is the list of devices and electronics that use more energy than others.

Appliance

Estimated Energy Usage

Estimated Energy Cost

Portable heater (1500W)

1.5 kWh per hour

$0.23 per hour

Heat pump heat strips

10 kWh per hour w/fan

$1.51 per hour

Electric furnace

10.5 kWh per hour w/fan

$1.59 per hour

Whole house fan

0.2–0.4 kWh per hour

$0.03–$0.06 per hour

Electric water heater

380–500 kWh per month

$57.38–$75.50 per month

Oven

2.3 kWh per hour

$0.35 per hour

Dishwasher: normal cycle (not including hot water)

1–2.17 kWh per load

$0.15–$0.33 per load

Toaster oven

0.75 kWh–per hour

$0.11 per hour

Refrigerator, 15 cu. ft. (2000 unit)

72 kWh per month

$10.87 per month

Heat Lamp

0.04 kWh per hour

Less than $0.01 per hour

Clothes dryer (light load vs. heavy load)

2.5–4 kWh per load

$0.38–$0.60 per load

Vacuum cleaner

0.75 kWh per hour

$0.11 per hour

Hair dryer

1.5 kWh per hour

$0.23 per hour

Minimizing the usage of these appliances and devices can help you lower your electricity bills.

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One of the more impactful ways to reduce electricity bills is investing in clean, renewable solar power sources. Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro is an example of an efficient alternative for clean energy. It can charge 99% of home or outdoor appliances during off-grid living or in the event of a power outage.

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Some household electronics consume 5-10% of power even after they are off. A smart strip can help automatically shut down the power supply to the appliances that aren't in use.

Jackery Solar Generators To Save Electricity Bills

Jackery Solar Generators are best known for their industry-leading recharge times, iconic design, and high power output capacity. You can charge the Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations with car chargers, AC adapters, and even Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels.

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Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels are built with highly efficient monocrystalline solar cells that absorb and convert the sun's rays into electricity. This electrical energy is supplied to Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations, where the pure sine wave inverter converts the DC to AC electricity and then charges most appliances.

Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro

jackery solar generators 3000 pro for homes

Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro has a lithium-ion battery of 3024Wh capacity and can handle small and big appliances when the power goes out. Its high output is perfect for powering 99% of home appliances during the event of a power outage, RVing, or boating.

 

Solar Generator 3000 Pro 

Capacity

3024Wh

Lifecycle

2000 cycles to 70%+ capacity

Battery

Lithium-Ion

Dimension

Length: 18.6 in (47.24 cm)

Width: 14.1 in (35.81 cm)

Height: 14.7 in (37.36 cm)

Noise Level

30 dB Maximum (Less than a whisper)

Recharging Methods

Solar Recharging: 3.5 H (6*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels)

Wall Recharging: 2.4 H

Car Recharging: 35 H

Output Ports

AC Output (x1): 120V~ 60Hz 25A Max

AC Output (x3): 120V~ 60Hz 20A Maximum

USB-C Output (x2): 100W Maximum, 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, 12V⎓3A, 15V⎓3A, 20V⎓5A

Working Hours

Freezer (200W): 12.8H

Clothes Dryer (1500W): 1.7H

Microwave (1300W): 1.9H

Dishwasher (250W): 10H

Toaster (850W): 3H

Standard Light Bulb (60W): 42.8H

Sump Pump (800W): 3.2H

Window AC (1000W): 2.5H

Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus

jackery solar generators 2000 plus for homes

With a sizeable expandable capacity of 2042.8Wh, Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus can also power 99% of home appliances. It's for those who want efficient and reliable power for multiple home appliances. With the help of Jackery Battery Pack 2000 Plus, you can expand the capacity from 2kWh to 24kWh.

 

Solar Generator 2000 Plus 

Capacity

2-24kWh

Lifecycle

4000 cycles to 70%+ capacity 

Battery

LiFePO4

Dimension

Length: 14.7 in (37.36 cm)

Width: 18.6 in (47.3 cm)

Height: 14.1 in (35.94 cm)

Noise Level

Less than 30 dB Maximum (Less than a whisper)

Recharging Methods

Solar Recharging: 2 H (6*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels)

Wall Recharging: 2 H

Car Recharging: 25 H

Output Ports

AC Output (×4) 120V~ 60Hz, 20A Maximum

AC Output (×1) 120V~ 60Hz, 25A Maximum

USB-A Output (x2): Quick Charge 3.0, 18W Maximum

USB-C Output (x2): 100W Maximum, (5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, 20V up to 5A)

Working Hours

Freezer (200W): 8.6H

Clothes Dryer (1500W): 1.1H

Microwave (1300W): 1.3H

Dishwasher (250W): 7H

Toaster (850W): 2H

Standard Light Bulb (60W): 29H

Sump Pump (800W): 2.1H

Window AC (1000W): 1.7H

Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus

jackery solar generators 1000 plus for homes

The Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus can not only charge home appliances but also acts as an excellent choice for off-road, camping trips, or other outdoor experiences. With the extra capacity from Jackery Battery Pack 1000 Plus, the LiFePO4 batteries can be expanded from 1.25kWh to 5kWh.

 

Solar Generator 1000 Plus 

Capacity

1.25-5kWh

Lifecycle

4000 cycles to 70%+ capacity

Battery

LiFePO4

Dimension

Length: 14 in (35.6 cm)

Width: 10.24 in (26 cm)

Height: 11.14 in (28.3 cm)

Noise Level

Less than 30dB (Less than that of the library)

Recharging Methods

Solar Recharging: 2 H (6*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels)

Wall Recharging: 1.7 H

Car Recharging: 7 H

Output Ports

AC Output (x3): 120V~60Hz, 2000W (4000W Peak)

USB-A Output (x2): 18W Max, 5-5V⎓3A

USB-C Output (x2): 100W Maximum, (5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, 20V up to 5A)

Working Hours

Freezer (200W): 5.3H

Clothes Dryer (1500W): 43 min

Microwave (1300W): 50 min

Dishwasher (250W): 4.2H

Toaster (850W): 1.2H

Standard Light Bulb (60W): 18H

Sump Pump (800W): 1.3H

Window AC (1000W): 1H

Average Electricity Bills FAQs

What size of solar generator do I need for my home?

One way to reduce the electricity bills and switch to clean, renewable energy is by investing in solar generators. However, the exact size of the solar generator required to charge most home appliances will depend on how many devices you use and for how long you wish to power them.

Let's say you are charging a refrigerator (500W), coffee maker (450W), and lights (50W) simultaneously with the help of Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus.

Working Time = Capacity in Wh × 0.85 / Operating wattage of the appliances = 1264Wh × 0.85 / 1000W = 1H.

How is the average electricity bill calculated?

The average cost of electricity bills can be calculated by multiplying the average monthly electricity used by all users with the average price per kWh of electricity.

Average cost of electricity bills = Average amount of electricity per month × Average cost per kWh

Note: The commercial sector typically has lower rates because businesses use more electricity than residential users.

How much does electricity cost in Ohio?

The average electricity price in Ohio is around 14.33ȼ per kWh, with an average usage of 873 kWh per month. According to the Electricity Rates report, the electricity bill average in Ohio is $107.30 per month.

What is the electricity rate of Georgia?

The average electric rate in Georgia is around 15ȼ per kWh. The EnergySage report reveals that Georgia residents spend around $234 per month to pay their electricity bills, which calculates to $2,808 per year.

Final Thoughts

Electricity costs are continuously rising, and staying informed about the electricity bill average can help you reduce the high utility bills. Jackery has a wide array of solar generator solutions that can make your home more energy-efficient, reduce electricity bills, and help the planet.

Regardless of whether you choose an expandable Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus or a non-expandable Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro, you can keep appliances powered at home or during outdoor adventures.