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    How much electricity does your household use every month?

    Hi

    I found the water usage thread very insightful and want to do the same with electricity.

    We are 3 (Me , Wife and Toddler) and we use approx 1000 KW per month. We are on prepaid and this works out to roughly R1400 per month.

    Interested to know what everyone else is using.

    Much appreciated.

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    Re: How much electricity does your household use every month?

    464 units 2 people

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    How much electricity does your household use every month?

    We (wife, me, toddler, baby) use 843kWh and comes to R1565. Energy charge only!

    Live in tshwane (postpaid)

    Normal geyser, dishwasher, swimming pool, normal elec stove. etc


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    Re: How much electricity does your household use every month?

    @codemonkey

    Same as you, household of 3. All lights are energy saving LED's (3W), food is cooked on a gas stove/oven (Gas costs approx. R300 for 19kg bought every 3/4 months)

    The only things that really draw major amounts of power is the geyser and my PC (4 GPU's)

    Also on prepaid but get nailed in the area we living at R2.35 per KwH. So our usage comes to approx. 800KwH that's R1 880.
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    Re: How much electricity does your household use every month?

    I have never counted the units but on prepaid. Me, wife, 2 kids average cost is 1900 pm on electricity , kempton park

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    Re: How much electricity does your household use every month?

    Roughly 250 - 300 KWH for 2 people - living in a flat. Costing between R400 - R500 per month. Not on prepaid yet.

    Switching off our Geyser (set to 55 degrees) when not in use made a R100 difference per month. (So it was R600ish initially)
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    Re: How much electricity does your household use every month?

    Myself and wife, 3 bedroom house, solar pump - averaging 330kWh (~R650) per month - CPT
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    Re: How much electricity does your household use every month?

    Usually R300- R400 p/m. With water shortage and no more long showers/baths: R150 - R250 p/m --Flat in Cape Town.

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    Re: How much electricity does your household use every month?

    Wife and I - Between R250 and R400.

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    Re: How much electricity does your household use every month?

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