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Tea tariffs: The shocking cost of a cup of tea

With rising gas and electricity costs, Britons can gripe about the rising cost of doing everyday things, such as making tea. But do we really have it that bad? Of the big six energy suppliers in the UK, which will charge you the most for a cup of tea?

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TEA TARIFFS

The Cost of Making a Cup of Tea

With rising energy costs, Britons can gripe about the rising cost of doing everyday things, such as making tea. But do we really have it that bad? Among the big six energy suppliers in the UK, which will charge you the most for a cup of tea? We take a look at how the big six stack up against each other and the rest of Europe when it comes to the energy cost of making a year’s worth of tea.

 

UP FOR COMPARISON

To compare energy costs around Europe, we looked at how much it would cost the average consumer to make tea for one year. We assumed the following.

  • Time to Make a Cup of Tea:                   3 minutes
  • Average Kettle Energy Consumption:     2.2 kW
  • Amount of Tea Per Day:                         5 kettle boils
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    TIME FOR TEA

     UK


    Supplier

    Tariff

    Average Unit Price (1kWh)

    COST TO MAKE TEA FOR A YEAR

    British Gas

    Websaver 13

    12.9p

    £25.90

    Eon

    Track and Save 11

    14.1p

    £28.31

    EDF

    Fix for 2012

    13.4p

    £26.90

    Npower

    Sign Online 24

    12.9p

    £25.90

    Scottish Power

    Discounted Energy Online Oct 2013

    13.7p

    £27.50

    SSE

    iplan

    14.0p

    £28.11

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ABROAD


    Country

    Average Unit Price (1kWh)

    COST TO MAKE TEA FOR A YEAR

    Austria

    17.8p

    £35.73

    Belgium

    18.3p

    £36.73

    Bulgaria

    7.8p

    £15.66

    Cyprus

    17.5p

    £35.13

    Czech Republic

    12.5p

    £25.09

    Denmark

    25.3p

    £50.79

    Estonia

    9.4p

    £18.87

    Finland

    12.9p

    £25.90

    France

    12.0p

    £24.09

    Germany

    22.9p

    £45.97

    Greece

    11.3p

    £22.68

    Hungary

    14.7p

    £29.51

    Ireland

    17.6p

    £35.33

    Italy

    17.5p

    £35.13

    Latvia

    9.7p

    £19.47

    Lithuania

    11.2p

    £22.48

    Luxembourg

    16.5p

    £33.12

    Malta

    14.6p

    £29.31

    Netherlands

    16.3p

    £32.72

    Poland

    13.0p

    £26.10

    Portugal

    15.6p

    £31.32

    Romania

    9.7p

    £19.47

    Slovakia

    15.2p

    £30.51

    Slovenia

    13.4p

    £26.90

    Spain

    17.3p

    £34.73

    Sweden

    16.9p

    £33.93

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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