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    Default world electricity rates

    DR is nowhere near the most expensive:
    http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/international/elecprih.html

    denmark costs 3x the DR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Bye View Post
    DR is nowhere near the most expensive:
    http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/international/elecprih.html

    denmark costs 3x the DR.
    I am sure that must be taxes.

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    In Belgium we used to pay about 2.5 times of what we pay here... just to give an idea

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    At the rate they are quoting it works out to roughly 5 Pesos per KWH.

    My last months bill was at RD$9.26 per KWH, but I did creep over that 700 KWH limit. Which you are then charged the whole bill for..Ouch!

    I bet Denmark haven't had a power cut since the Carlsberg brewery opened!

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    In belgium a lot of families now have a meter in their house, in which they have to put money by their ATM card, so they can have electricity...

    Makes you think, doesn't it...

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    Either something wrong with those #'s or how I'm reading them.

    It states U.S. cost per kilowatt hour is $0.113 and that DR cost per kilowatt hour is US$0.136 (about the same).

    Actual DR rates are something like...
    0 - 200 = RD$ 3.70
    200-300 = RD$ 5.81
    300-700 = RD$ 9.06

    Seems to me that for 'normal usage' many are paying RD$ 9.06 or about US$0.24/kwh, not the US$0.136 as stated.

    Unless my calcs are wrong, I'd not put much stock in the link posted above.

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    define many... most families here do no go over the magic 700 kwh... well, almost none do... unless they are rich expats... or rich DR families...

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgiank View Post
    define many... most families here do no go over the magic 700 kwh... well, almost none do... unless they are rich expats... or rich DR families...
    You're right. But I know 'many' that watch the meter with a vengeance to avoid the bill doubling for a few extra kWh's.

    If the rates were truly comparable then more could afford a few electrical luxuries that set the haves and have nots apart.

    My main point was and is that to say DR rates are practically the same as in US as that link states is patently misleading. They're only the same if u consume very few kWh's

    Avg US household uses about 1000kwh/month for an annual cost of $1200. Think how much more comfort is attained for $100/month and how little $3700 pesos of electricity gets you here. Barely more than 1/3 the kWh here.
    Last edited by CFA123; 08-10-2010 at 01:50 AM.

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    This is not correct info.

    My native country's rate is posted as 0.22 USD per KWh, but the rate actually is 0.0751 Euro per kWh, which is about 0.10 USD.

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    The high European rates are probably due to some carbon tax trading scheme.

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