Price trends and statistics

The Powerswitch price trend graphs show prices for annual electricity usage in main centres.

The graphs provide a guide to general trends in electricity prices, show where specific electricity providers are in their pricing cycle, and show which providers are cheapest for a specific usage profile.

Price trend graphs

Although prices have skyrocketed, our analysis shows you can make real savings if you shop around.

We compare the cheapest electricity plans on offer from every provider in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Provider cost table

National average daily cost of power for a household using 8,000 kWh of electricity and 7,000 units of gas per year.

Based on the cheapest available price in each region weighted by the total number of residential consumers for that region.

Power price tracker