Disinfo: Ukrainians pay a third more for electricity than in EU


According to calculations by the European Commission, Ukraine is on the list of countries with the highest electricity prices. At the beginning of the year, power payments for Ukrainians was 38% higher than the European average. This is stated in the report of the European Commission.


The European Commission regularly publishes quarterly reports on European electricity markets. The reports analyse the main factors behind price and volume evolutions on the market and they analyse electricity market interactions between countries. In addition to reviewing electricity prices in the capitals of the European Union countries, the European Commission also reviews electricity prices in capitals of the European continent as a whole. According to the EC quarterly report,  in March 2020, the highest prices were observed in Berlin and Copenhagen  (33.4 and 30.0 c€/kWh, respectively).

The lowest prices of EU27 capitals were recorded in Budapest and Sofia (11.2 c€/kWh and 11.6 c€/kWh, respectively). Non-Member States in Europe’s east tend to have lower prices. Thus, electricity for an average household in Kyiv is seven times cheaper than for one in Berlin, the report states.

In addition in Kyiv, the price of gas is two times cheaper than in the cheapest countries of the European Union. Gas price in Kyiv does not exceed 5 c€/kWh. Thus, gas in Kyiv is 2-7 times cheaper than in the European Union, depending on the country. (page 43, figure 58). 

Read similar cases that Gas prices are too high in Ukraine and that In Ukraine, pensioners freeze without Russian gas.


  • Reported in: Issue 209
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Ukraine
  • Keywords: European Commission, Trade


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