Average Power Bill In New Zealand

Date Mar 5, 2021
Blog category Power
By Staff Writer

When is the last time you've checked your power bill? Are you aware of how much is the annual power consumption around New Zealand? What if you are overpaying and you don't even know it? Did you know that you can save up to $400 on your power bill per year depending on where you are in New Zealand?

With so many bills each month it is sometimes hard to keep on top of things and track everything. Hence, the CompareBear Power Comparison team went a step further and collected the average annual consumption across the major cities in New Zealand. 

The results may surprise you:

  Auckland Wellington Christchurch Dunedin
energyclubnz $1,982 $2,021 $2,118 $1,859
Genesis Energy $2,433 $2,401 $2,541 $2,275
Meridian Energy $2,270 $2,317 $2,324 $2,144
Energy Online $2,052 $2,201 $2,178 $1,985
Nova Energy $2,135 $2,279 $2,145 $2,341
Trustpower $2,126 $2,202 $2,727 $2,291
Pulse Energy $2,135 $2,157 $2,257 $2,000
Electric Kiwi $2,014 $2,198 $2,140 $1,942
Powershop $2,063 $2,125 $2,191 $1,935
Flick Electric $2,262 $2,411 $2,242 $2,237
Contact Energy $2,029 $2,119 $2,141 $2,002
Mercury Energy $2,264 $2,286 $2,306 $2,097


If you are not happy with how much you are paying, then you can start saving on your electricity bill today by comparing and finding the right Power provider for you. 

All figures are based on average annual consumption for a medium sized household. The power consumption figures are:

  • Auckland: 7576 kWh per year
  • Wellington: 7972 kWh per year
  • Dunedin: 8210 kWh per year
  • Christchurch: 8131 kWh per year

Read: How To Avoid Getting Overcharged On Your Power Bill

If you were surprised by the figures (taken from Powerswitch) and think you are paying too much for your annual electricity bill, then you can compare and find a better power deal with us. It will only take a few minutes and you can save up to $400 per year. 

Compare the best power deals today.