Budapest household energy prices among lowest of European capitals

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Household electricity and gas prices in Budapest are among the lowest among European capitals, state news wire MTI reports, citing data compiled by the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH), Energie-Control Austria, and Finnish energy consultancy VaasaETT.

A document published by MEKH shows electricity cost 10.41 eurocents per kWh, including taxes, in the Hungarian capital in December. In comparison with 31 other European capitals, prices were cheaper only in Belgrade and Kiev. Household electricity prices were dearest in Berlin, at 32.87 eurocents per kWh.

Residential gas prices in Budapest were 2.90 eurocents per kWh, the second-cheapest after Kiev. Household gas prices were highest in Stockholm, at 22.88 eurocents per kWh.

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