Average UK Gas Bills by Supplier and Household Size
The table below gives an indication of what you would expect to pay for your Gas bills in the UK. We have tried to show you how the typical Gas bill varies with type and size of house. To help us do this please submit your own utility pricing.
|Type of property||Average Price||1 bedroom||2 bedroom||3 bedroom||4 bedroom||5 bedroom|
|Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas Supplier EDF Energy||£1140||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas Supplier Southern Electric||£250||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas Supplier British Gas||£255||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas Supplier EDF Energy||£420||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas Supplier British Gas||£450||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas Supplier British Gas||£492||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas Supplier Npower||£540||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas Supplier EDF Energy||£562||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas Supplier British Gas||£631||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas Supplier Southern Electric||£650||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas Supplier British Gas||£694||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas Supplier British Gas||£720||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas Supplier Scottish Power||£730||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas Supplier Npower||£754||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas Supplier British Gas||£780||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas Supplier Scottish Power||£800||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas Supplier Npower||£800||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas Supplier EDF Energy||£800||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas Supplier EDF Energy||£834||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas Supplier British Gas||£850||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas Supplier Southern Electric||£900||-||-||-||-||-|
|Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas Supplier Npower||£926||-||-||-||-||-|
Below is a second table which gives an indication of how the average price of a gas bill per bedroom varies with different utility providers. For example if a property has 4 bedrooms and the annual gas bill is £1000 then the average price per bedroom would be £250.
|Gas Supplier||Average Gas Bill per bedroom||Sample Size|
If we forget about the outlying prices (highest and lowest) you can see that there is up to, based on our prices, £30-40 saving that could be made per bedroom of the house if you changed supplier. This data doesn't take into account variation in usage and the average is based upon all our data, rather than this weeks or months.
Both the above tables of utility prices are based on Whatprice user surveys and give an indication only of the cost. There are many, many websites out there that will allow you to see how much you could save by changing supplier. These sites will let you see whether you can get a reduced gas bill.
Here are some links to external pages of companies that provide gas to our homes. Some (most) of them allow you to switch supplier or at least get an online quote for your gas bill.
EON - Allows you to search for a quote for switching supplier to them of course!
British Gas - This is the main gas products page and lets you see their current offers.
Southern Electric - Look at their prices or get a quote
EDF Energy - From this page you can compare prices or switch suppliers
Giving all the hassle of searching through the individual companies for the best prices you can see why there are so many places to allegedly find the best deal. Here are some of the biggest.
BBC - Some background about switching suppliers from the 'trusted source' at the BBC
Uswitch - Switch everything from car insurance to your wife (well not yet but it will come...)
Simplyswitch - Some non-obvious graphical icons for a menu system but the same basic functionality
Moneysupermarket - Initially started out with loans and credit cards now branching out
SwitchwithWHICH - ooh catchy! Using their brand recognition to good advantage
Basically if you watch any adverts on TV for 5 minutes you will see a promotion for a company trying to get you to leave the company you've been with for many years to save £50 per year at the expense of some (plenty sometimes) of hassle in filling out forms and making sure the old company no longer bills you. I'm sure many people switch hassle free but I wasn't one of them.
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"well I have received my second 3 month bill for £370 - from flogas I live in a small 2 bed apartment - have my gas on for around 5 hours a day but am away from home around 2 nights a week - the gas is then off and in the alst period I was abroad for 3 weeks - flogas Northern Ireland have been no help at all - despite phonecalls and emails - this to me seems excessive!! "
"I am in a 1 bed with communal heating and Westminster Council have just raised the communal gas heating/hot water from £14.30 to 17.30 per week on top of our rent. Our electric bill with EDF is vdery reasonable at £45 per month "
"I hope the whole lot of the ripoff artists go bang and some Chinese firm with cheaper rates takes over. This country is run by thieves. Compared to last quarter our gas bill has gone up by 66 percent when we are using the same hours of heating , but with one heater less as it was condemned as unsafe ( too old, and the landlord is not bothered). Are they even rigging the meters now, as well as the price? Bring on the revolution and nationalise the lot."
"It says Annual, so it\'s for a year!"
"I am completely confused by my gas meter reading since changing suppliers. Between 18 Sept 2009 and 19 Dec 2009, (based on actual readings) I used 167 units (av. 1.8 units per day); between Dec 19 2009 and 5 April I used 174 units (1.6 units per day). I then changed suppliers and between 31 March 2010 and 15 June 2010, I used 513 units (4.8 unit per day). If we take into account that the house was unoccupied and the utilities turned off for 15 days of that period, this means that for this period the daily usage was 5.5 units per day. Since 16 June, I have used 3 units (0.3 units per day) since 16 June. Has this happened to anyone else? Can anyone help me to shed any light on this? We have had no change in our lifestyle and none of the readings are estimates. I cannot accept that I used at least four times as much gas in the first quarter after I changed supplier than I did in the previous (cold winter) quarter "
"Prices quoted above do seem very expensive. There are 3 in our family in a 4 bed detatched house. Before we had a new condensing boiler put in (Sept 2009) we paid just under £400 for the year for gas. Now this has dropped to under £250. The house is occupied all day 4 days per week and we run hot water/heating, gas fire and gas cooker."
"Thank you - exactly what I was look for - really helped me."
"I am with British Gas in a rented property with 5 beds and 2 recep plus study and large utility area. Its old and badly insulated but even I had a heart attack at my bill. 18 Oct 08 - 16 Dec 09 came to £2903.29 and I don't even use it for cooking ! Would sludge in the radiators and a VERY old boiler be the reason for this? HELP !"
"Dear users, I was wondering if you had any thought on the following please? - My hot water and heating are both gas run - in a 2 bed flat we have the heating on a few hours a day and my housemate takes a bath EVERY day - how much does taking a bath cost? Is it a lot, or would the heating account for the majority of our bill? Many thanks "
"I found the page extremely useful. I simply wanted an idea of how much the average (relative) household gas spend is. I live in a 2 bed semi and have no access to mains gas. We're on LPG, the accommodation is rented and we believe the back boiler is very old. The UK average for similar property is £50.91 per month. That is our spend per winter week. Few organisations, recognise the extra expense LPG users have to fork out. I don't even have a choice to switch supplier - we already get the cheapest cylinders available and there's no mains network in the area. The local authority are not interested either."
Mr W. Cole
"i nearly had heart attack when my gas bills went from £27 per month to £95 but the worse was yet to come, after agreeing £60 per month I received another bill saying it would be £170 per month. Considering I hardly use the oven, and had lived here for 10 years I couldn't see why the prices would shoot up so steeply. EDF energy maintains there is nothing wrong with the meter. I'm not so sure. "
"Clearly states annual (YEARLY) above table and figures look right. Thanks for the work on this site. "
"Can any of you read?! - it quite clearly says annual...honestly..."
"I\'m being held to ransom by Flogas who supply LPG - I have my heating on for 7 - 10 hours a week because I have an open fire and I still pay nearly £800 a year for a 2 bed semi ! ! Flogas keep saying they are \'looking\' to reduce their prices - but guess what ? They still haven\'nt! ! Do Not buy a property that relies solely on LPG - it will cost you a fortune!"
"According to the top table a 2 bed detached will use 33% more gas than a 4 bed detached. I think you need to revise the figures, they don't look credible. (Admin: Statistics - do you know many 2 bedroom detached properties? I will look at it)"
"a very useful page but the table gave no indication as to whether the prices were for a quarter or a year. having just installed central heating i have no idea what to expect."
"This is a great site, but agreeing with the comment below. I assume the figures are ANNUAL?"
"Thanks, this was really helpful! My best, C."
"OK. So its £X but you dont say for what period. Weekly? Quartarly? Annually? Come on!!"