What Is An Average Gas Bill?

March 19th, 2010

Is there such a thing as an average gas bill? We have seen articles that suggest that the annual average consumption of domestic gas in the UK is 20,500 kWh. However this is actually the figure that British Gas use as a comparison figure when comparing their tariff’s against other gas and electricity suppliers.


The amount of gas that you use to heat and cook with, within your home is going to vary widely from home to home dependant on a number of factors including the following:-

  • The type of home. Average gas usage for a flat will generally be very different from a semi-detached house or a detached house.
  • The number of people living in the home. A single person in a home would expect to use less than a couple with 3 children for example.
  • The region of the UK that you live in. The climate in the UK can vary by several degrees north to south so an average gas bill on the “English Rivera” of SW England may look very different from an average gas bill in a colder Highland Scotland.
  • Your home’s occupancy during the day. If your home is occupied during the day you are more likely to use more gas heating the home during the day than a home where the house is unoccupied every day during the working week.


At Energy Average we take all of the above factors into account when we show you the charts comparing your home’s gas bills and consumption, against other households real figures for gas units used and bill costs which we use to provide national and local averages. We only ever compare homes with similar profiles to give you the most accurate results possible.


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