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Most of my friends and family in the States have the impression that everything in Guatemala must be very cheap and that the cost of living must be very low.Nothing could be further from the truth.Guatemala City is the second most expensive city in Latin America.

I just got my latest electricity bill and divided the total by the kwh used and my real cost per kwh is $0.27 per kwh.

I think my brother in Houston ,Texas pays around $0.10.

Our service is incredibly bad and our electricity is out atleast 8hrs per week.We had an outage in January that lasted 3.5 days! Everyone here has to have generators to survive.

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JakeK

My total cost per kWh is $0.15 in Cincinnati. I have no idea what the national average is, so that could be a fair price.

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John in Andalucia

Here in Spain we pay KWh $0.14.

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www.dadluvsu.com

Before taxes... .10644

after... .12270

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Really full garden
Here in Spain we pay KWh $0.14.

John the company that provides service in my area is from SPAIN - Union Fenosa.They have such a horrible reputation that they were almost thrown out of Nicaragua.It is common here for protests to get out of hand and their offices are ransacked and burned.

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Jeff in St Pete

Scott, I just paid the electric bill so I had it handy and figured it out. At the current exchange rate, we pay $0.25 US per KWH. The electric bill for this entire property was over $1600 last month. That's for 3 houses and a lot of outdoor lights.

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siafu

In Portugal, the price of electricity depends on the time of day.

0,0663€ (22h-08h), 0,1357€ (peak hours - around noon and supper) 0,1198€ (the rest of the day)

plus 5% VAT.

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_Keith

Our residential rate is as follows:

Customer charge, per month $4.12

Energy charge, per kWh $0.03327

Current fuel charge, per kWh $0.04800

Blended together for a residential customer, the average cost per kWh is $0.08539.

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FRITO

interesting topic.

Electric - Residential

Customer Charge $6.32 - single phase; $22.13- three phase

Energy Rate (non-fuel) $0.05848 per kWh

Fuel and Purchase Power Charge Rate (ECRC) $0.07605 per kWh

Effective Billing Rate $0.13453 per kWh

Edited by FRITO

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Really full garden

This is very interesting to me.So far Jeff in Costa Rica and I are the winners (losers)for the highest rates.In Guatemala salaries are 75% lower than those in the States or Europe so these rates we pay have a much greater impact on our pocketbooks.

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Jeff in St Pete

I know what you mean Scott. Most of the people in this area make between $400 - $600 per month. I don't know how they can afford to pay such high rates for electric.

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simona

Jordan (Residential):

Range(kWh) ----- Cost ($/kWh)

1 - 160 ---- 0.045

161 - 300 ---- 0.10

301 - 500 ---- 0.12

500 - ... ---- 0.16

Plus taxes of about 7.25 $/month

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amazondk

This is an interesting topic. I would imagine that our electric rates here are closer to Guatemala and Costa Rica than the States. But, I really don`t know exactly because I do not have an electric meter at my house nor at my business as the electric company has never come by to put one in. So, currently my cost per KW is zero. I am sure this will change some day, but I am not going to call them to come and fix the problem. Maybe when the street finally gets fixed something will happen. As sort of a picture of how things work in Manaus I had to install wiring at my business place where we are building a container loading dock so I could run my table saw which is 380 volts as well as set things up to install AC and other equipment when we get the office fixed up. So, I had to run new heavy duty wires off of the power posts. In order to get this done I needed the power company to hook up the cables into the power lines, or at least their employees. So, I had a guy watch for a power company truck coming by and flag them down to do the hook up. It cost me about 40 USD to have this done and the power company will never know the difference as their employees make extra cash doing these non official hook ups. I am sure that they will come around sooner than later to put in the meter as it is on a main street in a newer part of town. Maybe factors like this actually raise the cost of electricity over all, and maybe I should call the power company to make sure that I am totally legal. But, in the mean time I will enjoy the break in overhead.

At my place in the country in Paricatuba the rural power company has been saying fo the last year they they are going to put in power to our part of the village. The power poles are piled on the ground in a few places, but as of yet no power. My mother in law runs what is called here a gato, or cat, illegal connection off of another illegal connection to her place, but she did this with a telephone wire, so her power hardly powers a fan or a television.

dk

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Really full garden
This is an interesting topic. I would imagine that our electric rates here are closer to Guatemala and Costa Rica than the States. But, I really don`t know exactly because I do not have an electric meter at my house nor at my business as the electric company has never come by to put one in. So, currently my cost per KW is zero. I am sure this will change some day, but I am not going to call them to come and fix the problem. Maybe when the street finally gets fixed something will happen. As sort of a picture of how things work in Manaus I had to install wiring at my business place where we are building a container loading dock so I could run my table saw which is 380 volts as well as set things up to install AC and other equipment when we get the office fixed up. So, I had to run new heavy duty wires off of the power posts. In order to get this done I needed the power company to hook up the cables into the power lines, or at least their employees. So, I had a guy watch for a power company truck coming by and flag them down to do the hook up. It cost me about 40 USD to have this done and the power company will never know the difference as their employees make extra cash doing these non official hook ups. I am sure that they will come around sooner than later to put in the meter as it is on a main street in a newer part of town. Maybe factors like this actually raise the cost of electricity over all, and maybe I should call the power company to make sure that I am totally legal. But, in the mean time I will enjoy the break in overhead.

At my place in the country in Paricatuba the rural power company has been saying fo the last year they they are going to put in power to our part of the village. The power poles are piled on the ground in a few places, but as of yet no power. My mother in law runs what is called here a gato, or cat, illegal connection off of another illegal connection to her place, but she did this with a telephone wire, so her power hardly powers a fan or a television.

dk

Don, its somewhat similar here.There are many people who have a uña de gato(cat nail) installed on their meters.Guess who provides this service? The meter reader! So if you give the meter reader a bribe( about $12.00) a month he keeps your bill low.I have never been tempted to do this.Ive got scruples.

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amazondk

Scott,

That is why a lot of things just won`t change fast in Latin America. In reality the underlying culture in the region runs on corruption in one form or another and until this changes, if it ever does, a lot of things just won`t go forward. But, what can I say, the music is good, the food is good, the weather is good, and the women are beautiful and abundant. So, things could be worse.

dk

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Walt

My March electric bill rates break down as follows:

First 1000 KWH @ 6.34900 cents.

Above 1000 KWH @ 7.34900 cents.

Fuel charge first 1000 KWH @ 6.2900 cents.

Fuel charge above 1000 KWH @ 7.2900 cents.

I used a total of 1003 KWH over my last billing period, which was 29 days from 02/04/09 - 03/05/09, for a cost of $138.32.

However, once Obama's cap & trade system is in place, it is projected by some that the typical family's electric bill will rise $3,100.00 a year -- if the cost is passed on to the consumer.

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DoomsDave

As I read my bill (by the light of my nose!)

12 cents per KWH . . . . . for a total of $32.12.

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Kim

Interesting question and comparisons! My Gas & Electric bills are combined and I have them set up for automatic online bill pay, and I honestly haven't looked at a bill for over two years, so this was a good exercise for me.

Baseline allowance of 346 kWh billed at $.04363 (only slightly higher than the $.04328 billed in 2006).

101% - 130% of Baseline 104 kWh @ $.06380

131% - 200% of Baseline 15 kWh @ $.21818

DWR Bond Charge 564 kWh @ $.00491

Electric Energy Charge..............(my bill).........$37.25

DWR Bond Charge......................................... ... 2.28

Trasmission........................................................ 5.97

Distribution....................................................... 33.37

Public Purpose Programs..................................-15.77

Nuclear Decommissioning..................................... .21

Competition Transition Charge............................. .99

Reliability Services................................................ .24

Total Electric Costs...........................................$64.54

With all the extra fluff charges, that works out to $ .1387 per kWh.

Fascinating reading, my bill is, raises a lot of questions.

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rozpalm

a little over 12cents/Kwh

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Cristóbal

in méxico we pay electricity every 2 months.

this is what i pay for the 3 persons in the house. i put in us dollars, 13.0 pesos for one dollar (average for these days).

0-150 kWh $.0051

150-250 kWh $.0844

250 + kWh $.1791

in these last 2 months we use 487 kWh and pay $50.46. this includes IVA tax of 10%.

this is average of $25.23 us dollars for 1 month, 244 kWh average for 1 month.

average of $.1034 for one kWh.

if you use more then 3000 kWh in some time of 12 months you must pay $.1791 for ALL ELECTRICITY, and then is very expensive. this the company of electricity says is total kWh of last 6 invoices.

some people dont pay any thing for electricity they put the wires (diablos) on the electric cables in the outside and get electricity free, but this only in very poor areas.

Edited by Cristóbal

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