Monday 22 July 2019

Annual domestic energy bills rise an average €334, due to tax


The average Dutch household is paying €334 more a year for gas and electricity following tax increases introduced on January 1, the national statistics office CBS said at the weekend.

That takes the average household bill to €2,074 – a rise of around 18% or €28 a month, the CBS calculations show. Just under half of energy bills are now made up of taxes – part of deliberate government strategy to encourage people to reduce gas usage.

Earlier, energy price comparison websites said they expected the average increase to be in the region of €300. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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