Electricity prices in Germany, according to data from Eurostat almost 40 percent above the EU average of Berlin, June 01, 2010 private consumers in Germany are in comparison to Europe with the most asked for their electricity purchases to the cashier. According to a new study of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the kilowatt hour costs almost 40 percent more than in the average of the EU power in the Federal Republic. Only in Denmark, the prices are even higher. “The average household electricity bill * in Germany with an annual consumption of 3,500 kWh of electricity around 227 euro higher than the EU-wide average”, energy expert Thorsten Bohg by the independent consumer portal calculates toptarif.de. The increasing competition of between firms to new customers most of the extra costs with a simple change of provider can save you but.” How much the savings are actually, show current evaluations of the experts from toptarif.de (www.toptarif.de) to the pricing on the German electricity market. So are the approximately 880 German local suppliers an average 856 euros in the price of basic services due, putting the annual consumption of 3,500 kWh of electricity to reason.

Alternative pricing options, where the customer usually over a longer period of time at a company tie, offer the basic utilities with 803 euros around 50 Euro discount per year. The price range for the best competitors in the market is even more serious. These are annual costs of EUR 655 * again about an average 18 percent or 148 euro under the cheapest choice rates of the local utility. The individual rates may vary considerably depending on the place of residence. In this context, toptarif.de has a list of current energy-saving potential * in the 100 largest German cities. Result: In the top of the cost of 3,500 can reduce kWh of electricity in cities like Duisburg, Hanau, Wurzburg and Zwickau to 180 to 215 euro.