• Average Electricity Retail Prices

Above is the latest version of our annual U.S. electricity price map. Using the most recent full year of data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, our map gives insight into what electricity costs across the country. As always, the map shows that there are stark differences from state to state. While the energy mix available within a state will play a large role in state electricity prices, energy-limiting policies in some states act to artificially elevate prices, making the price of electricity much more burdensome for consumers and businesses. See where your state ranks, and compare it to the national average below.

Click here for a printable version of the map. And see the maps from previous years: 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and 2017.

2018 U.S. Average Electricity Retail Prices

7.00 to 9.00

  • Arkansas 7.69
  • Idaho 8.20
  • Kentucky 8.44
  • Louisiana 7.65
  • Nevada 8.71
  • Oklahoma 7.99
  • Texas 8.67
  • Utah 8.30
  • Washington 7.98
  • West Virginia 8.78
  • Wyoming 8.11

9.01 to 10.00

  • Alabama 9.70
  • Colorado 9.99
  • Georgia 9.52
  • Illinois 9.46
  • Indiana 9.60
  • Iowa 9.14
  • Mississippi 9.32
  • Missouri 9.76
  • Montana 9.00
  • Nebraska 9.09
  • New Mexico 9.43
  • North Carolina 9.36
  • Noth Dakota 9.14
  • Ohio 9.78
  • Oregon 9.05
  • South Carolina 9.72
  • South Dakota 9.93
  • Tennessee 9.61
  • Virginia 9.55

10.01 to 12.00

  • Arizona 10.95
  • Delaware 10.61
  • Florida 10.43
  • Kansas 10.57
  • Maryland 11.58
  • Michigan 11.53
  • Minnesota 10.59
  • Pennsylvania 10.11
  • Wisconsin 10.91

12.01 to 15.00

  • Dist. of Columbia 12.03
  • Maine 13.07
  • New Jersey 13.28
  • New York 14.88

15.01 and Higher

  • Alaska 19.64
  • California 16.70
  • Connecticut 18.46
  • Hawaii 29.22
  • Massachusetts 18.30
  • New Hampshire 16.93
  • Rhode Island 18.05
  • Vermont 15.09

National Average: 10.58

Cents per kilowatt hour
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration; Electric Power Monthly: February 2019