Jan 29 2016

Electricity Cost Comparisons Australia v Philippines

Comparing Electricity Costs between Philippines and Western Countries

Comparing Electricity Costs between the Philippines and Australia (and other countries), is not always easy, unless the living situation is similar.

But here is a good example, for very similar living conditions….

Electricity Cost Comparison Australia and Philippines:

After a couple of years in the Philippines, and now completing some months back in Australia, I have checked my exact Electricity costs.

Both locations were similar western style 1 bedroom apartments about 70sqm in size.
The one in Australia on the Gold Coast directly overlooking the Broadwater.

The exact costs, for a 3 month average were:


10.99 Kwh per day at a cost of 91.03 Php per day (A$2.84)


10.1 Kwh per day at a cost of A$2.74 per day (87.68 php)

Cost per Kwh

Australia: $0.272 per Kwh
Philippines: PHP 8.56 per Kwh = $0.267

There appears to be very little difference in the actual real cost.

The way to save is to live like a local, and use less electricity. No fridge, no Air con, No computer or TV on 24 hrs a day.


The above figures are based on the current AUD-PHP conversion rate at the time of writing.

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