When we compare energy prices across the UK, the average percentage of one’s salary spent on energy bills is 4.4%. But some regions are paying proportionately more than this, while others are paying proportionately less.

This infographic will compare energy prices in relation to the average income in different regions across the UK. We’ll also give you some tips on how to reduce your monthly energy bills.

UK Electricity Prices: Who is Spending the Most?

The average percentage of income that the UK spends on energy bills is 4.4%. But how does this compare by region?

We’ll look at two factors to determine % of income spent on energy bills

  1. Salaries by region
  2. Energy costs by region

Quick clue:

Wales spends the highest % of their earning on their gas and electricity bills.

Show me the money:

Highest earners

  1. London
  2. South East
  3. Scotland

Lowest earners

  1. Wales
  2. East Midlands
  3. Northern Ireland

Average gas and electricity bills by region

  • Highest: Wales and Merseyside, £1,281 p/a
  • Average: North West, £1, 233 p/a
  • Lowest: East Midlands, £1,199 p/a

Percentage of salaries spent on energy bills

  • UK-wide: 4.4%
  • Wales: 4.9%
  • South West: 4.7%
  • West Midlands: 4.6%
  • North West: 4.6%
  • North East: 4.6%
  • Yorkshire: 4.6%
  • East Midlands: 4.6%
  • Scotland: 4.4%
  • East: 4.3%
  • South East: 4.1%
  • London: 3.5%

How to reduce your business energy bill

  • Invest in LED light bulbs.
  • Service your electrical equipment regularly.
  • Switch off equipment when not in use.
  • Buy energy efficient devices.
  • Use an energy broker to find you the best possible energy deals.

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