Amsterdam Energy Costs
Posted: 30th April 2020 by James Evans
Amsterdam Energy and Water
Energy costs are monthly recurring costs (fixed charges). These are the costs for the consumption of gas, electricity and water. In addition, the costs you pay for the meters.
What are the average costs of gas, water and electricity in Amsterdam?
With the figures below you can calculate the costs for gas, water and electricity. This is useful if you are moving or want to make a budget. You can see how you do it compared to others. You will also see whether you can save on one of these fixed costs.
DID YOU KNOW?
LITRES OF WATER IS CONSUMED IN EVERY SINGLE HOUSEHOLD EVERY YEAR IN THE NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam Gas Consumption
Gas is usually needed to heat your home . Furthermore, hot water is also often heated with gas and you need gas if you have a gas cooker. Your gas consumption appears to depend mainly on the type of home in which you live. The number of people is less important. This is precisely the influence on the consumption of electricity and water.
The monthly gas costs are both the gas consumption and the use of the meter. You pay an advance that is calculated on the basis of your annual consumption of the previous year.
The electricity consumption is mainly dependent on the number of people in your house. The average use for all households is almost 3,000 kWh per year. The average consumption and the monthly amounts per household can be found in the table below. The costs are of course closely related to the electrical appliances you use and how economical they are.
We pay energy tax in the Netherlands per kWh consumed (electricity) and per cubic meter (gas). Each household receives a part of this in the form of a tax credit. This amount is deducted from the energy bill. Usually this happens with the annual electricity bill. For 2019 this is 373.33 euros.
Green electricity or green gas
Most energy companies also offer green electricity. This flow has been generated in a clean way. For example, by the wind, sun or water. With this method of generation, much less or no harmful CO2 is emitted. With some energy companies, green electricity is slightly cheaper than regular electricity. For other companies, green electricity is actually more expensive. You can also choose green gas. The environment is also less taxed.
Tip: On the internet you can compare prices of green electricity and green gas with other electricity and gas prices. You can find independent advice on these comparison sites at ConsuWijzer.nl/energie . You can also go here if you want to switch to another energy company .
Save on gas and electricity
If you use your electrical appliances and heating smartly, you can save a lot on the energy bill.
The water consumption also depends on the number of people living in the house. A third of the water goes to showering and bathing . Wash the rest, toilet and cook.
Free Amsterdam Utility Setup
Find out the changes in costs for Gas Electricity and Water in 2021 here.
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