UK Gas & Electricity Bills

Average Dual Fuel by Household Size and Supplier in The UK

In the table below are survey results of how the price of an annual dual fuel or gas and electricity bill will vary with property type and number of bedrooms. For example, a 2 bedroom semi will have a lower bill (typically, but will depend on usage of course) than a 5 bedroom detached house. The figures shown are come from Whatprice user submissions and to help us do this please enter your own gas and electricity figures.

Annual Dual FuelBills by house type and size: Disclaimer
Type of property Average Price 1 bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom 4 bedroom 5 bedroom
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1006 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Southern Electric £1012 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £1034 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier EDF Energy £1043 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £1054 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier Southern Electric £1060 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £1100 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1100 - - - - -
Detached £1104 - £939 £1008 £1162 £1244
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £1104 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1165 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 6 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1200 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1200 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier Southern Electric £1200 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £1215 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier EDF Energy £1234 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier Southern Electric £1236 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £1238 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Southern Electric £1256 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1269 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1270 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £1272 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier EDF Energy £1278 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £1283 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1296 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £1377 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £1410 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier EDF Energy £1462 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier EDF Energy £1488 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £1488 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £1517 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier Powergen £1520 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £1542 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1600 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas & Electricity Supplier Southern Electric £1638 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 6 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1650 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1796 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £1800 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas & Electricity Supplier Powergen £1800 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier EDF Energy £1800 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 6 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £1800 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 4 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £1900 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier EDF Energy £2000 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas & Electricity Supplier Powergen £588 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £660 - - - - -
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Powergen £680 - - - - -
Flat £699 £525 £744 £1069 £1160 -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £750 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas & Electricity Supplier EDF Energy £754 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £760 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £760 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Powergen £775 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas & Electricity Supplier Npower £819 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 5 Gas & Electricity Supplier EDF Energy £831 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas & Electricity Supplier Southern Electric £840 - - - - -
Terraced £856 £610 £788 £887 £931 £1193
Bungalow £899 £564 £743 £970 £1392 £1700
Type of property? Bungalow How many bedrooms does your house have? 3 Gas & Electricity Supplier Scottish Power £900 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £954 - - - - -
Type of property? House How many bedrooms does your house have? 1 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £960 - - - - -
Type of property? Flat How many bedrooms does your house have? 2 Gas & Electricity Supplier British Gas £964 - - - - -
Semi-detached £970 £600 £788 £982 £1136 £1245
Data until 2015-08-19

The table below shows, based upon visitor feedback, how the average price of a gas and electricity bill per bedroom varies with different suppliers. For example if a house had 2 bedrooms and the annual dual fuel bill is £500 then the average price per bedroom would be £250.

Dual Fuel Bills by supplier: Disclaimer
Gas and Electricity Supplier Average Bill per bedroom Sample Size
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EDF Energy £343 131
Powergen £347 196
Southern Electric £348 112
British Gas £351 387
Scottish Power £353 260
Npower £374 230
Data until 2015-08-19

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Looking at the mid-range prices you can see that there appears to be up to £40 difference between suppliers per room. This data does not take into account usage or current discounts as it is based upon all the data we have. The more data we receive the better the estimate of the prices.

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.

Dual Fuel Supplier Resources 

Here are some links to external pages of suppliers that sell gas and electricity to our homes. We don't get paid for these links (hmmn there's an idea), they are hopefully just useful resources. Some (most) of them allow you to switch supplier or at least get an online quote for your dual fuel bill.

Powergen - Allows you to search for a quote for switching supplier to them of course!

British Gas - This is the main dual fuel page and lets you see their current offers.

Scottish Power - This is the gas and electricity offers site and here you can get a quote for switching electricity supplier with them.

Npower - Here you can switch supplier or simply get a quote or view their dual fuel through paying by direct debit.

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

It is now easier to switch your gas and electricity supply than ever before, but it can still be a hassle. Key issues to watch out for are making sure that your old and new supplier agree a switch over date and stick to it ensuring that it really has switched and you haven't simply agreed to pay two suppliers for one lot of fuel.



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"Again I am in dispute with my energy suppliers. EDF this time. When my heating is in use it is only ever on the lowest setting because I hate it. I have opened up my fireplace which I use daily for heating the house. If I were to use the heating on the same setting as most people in similar houses in this very street, it seesm that EDF would want me to pay 3 times as musch as everyone else. As it is they assume my usage is far greater than it could be and demand that I pay the average for a house of this size. Why should I if I use so much less. The house is like Siberia all winter if I don't use the open fire. All of these greedy Utility companies have set a goal to screw every householder out of at least an average amount each year. We have to pay them to check the meters even though the same meters are old, faulty and unreliable to say the least. The only answers I can get from paying for these meters to be checked is that I will have given them another £70 I don't have for another service they are not actually going to provide. Why would they admit to the meters being faulty when doing so would seriously affect their profits! I don't agree with this privatisation and object to this unwarranted greed. In fact my dispute with British Gas and Seeboard from a previous property was never resolved because they can afford to be above the law. When average bills were £300 per year, I was screwed out of more than £25,000 by Seebaord and British Gas over a period of 8 years. It went to court and Crispin Blunt MP but no-one is going to stand up and say these greedy con artists are in the wrong. £70 per week to run a pilot light was quite usual. As far as I am concerned I have paid for all my utility bills for a life time in a mansion. It is sickening. Is there anyone else who wants to consider a class action, albeit out of time?? "

g.day

"Hello - my energy supplier is E-on but they do not appear in the list on your pricing page, so I cannot submit my costs, which seem enormaous even given that I live in the far North of England."

Sand ra Marsden

"What about first time buyers? I need help finding the best dual supplier of gas and electricity for a flat i am moving into next week. Where is the best place to look, everything is geared up to switching??? Many thanks in advance."

Jo from Newcastle

"I have a 2 bedroom mid-terrace house in West Sussex. I have dual fuef billing from EDF. I have just received a revised DD notification. They want £55/mth for Gas and £65/mth for Electricity. Total cost/year £1440!!!! A far cry from your estimate of around £750!!"

Christine

"Sometimes, price comarisons are not always wanted - for example, I want to compare energy useage of my flat using the metered gas and electricity units and then converting them to calorific values. This method allows analysis in terms of energy consumption of my flat which I then use to compare curent pricing structures of energy providers."

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