Compare how much electrical appliances cost to use
Use this calculator to:
- get an estimate of how much electrical appliances cost to run
- compare energy costs for different appliances
This can help you reduce your energy costs and save money.
How to use the calculator
You can enter the rate you're paying for electricity to get the most accurate estimate. This is the amount you're charged for a single unit of electricity - it's measured in kilowatt hours (kWh).
If you don't know your rate, the calculator will use the national average.
If you have two different rates, enter the rate for the time of day you're going to use the appliance. For example, you might have two rates if you pay less for electricity at night.
Use the calculator
Add each electrical appliance you want to compare to your list.
Save money using your appliances
It's important you don't stop using essential appliances.
There are things you can do to save money when using your electrical appliances, for example, using a shorter cycle on your washing machine.
You might be able to save money in other ways - check what help you can get with your energy bills.