Energy bills set to fall 12% this year, as prices go down


The average household in the Netherlands will pay €2,363 for energy this year, €323 less than in 2023 when there was a price ceiling on gas and electricity, according to calculations by national statistics agency CBS.

Some two-thirds of the 12% drop is down to lower prices and the rest to lower consumption, the CBS said. It expects energy saving measures to cut bills by just over €100 a year.

The figures are a rough estimate and don’t reflect the actual situation facing households, who all have different contracts and patterns of use, the CBS said.

In addition, while taxes on electricity have gone down by an average of €41 a year, they have increased by €127 for households which use gas, the CBS points out.

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