Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lower electricity costs?



Good news on the electricty bill front. The government is talking about lifting levies that have kept prices high.

Electricity prices are extraordinarily high, in my experience. Luiz and I do our best to turn off lights, keep the refridgerator door closed, not use the ceiling fans unessesarily (although the big flat screen TV is on nearly 12 hours a day).

Our monthly electric bill is about R$120. But that is relatively good -- our neighbor upstairs is paying well over R$200.

The government is promising a 16% reduction in cost, to spur the economy. Even deeper reductions for businesses.

We'll see...

2 comments:

Danielle said...

Woah! That seems so high for an apartment of your size. Is that a problem in the city of Rio? Or in the state?

Our is high sometimes, but we're pretty wasteful. Even so, it was only R$120 that first month that I went crazy with the space heater, and my apartment is bigger than yours.

Jim said...

My husband scolds me for leaving a light on - but the most electricity sucker is that television - which he has on all day...

But the real culprit is the electric company and their high rates...