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Average Homeowner’s Gas and Electric Bills in Ohio

By NOPEC on  October 13, 2021

Whether you were born and raised in Ohio or are thinking of moving to the “Buckeye State,” a common question among energy consumers is how much energy bills should be. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, being aware of the average cost of electricity and natural gas can serve as a great benchmark for creating a budget and finding ways to lower your bills. Find out what the average homeowner pays for natural gas and electricity in Northeast Ohio.

Average Electric Bill in Northeast Ohio

In the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain metropolitan area*, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that the average price for electricity for residents is 11.91 cents per kWh, which is significantly lower than the national average of $13.71 cents.

In addition to the price of electricity, other costs—like charges from your utility company and energy supplier—are all factored into your electric bill. The Ohio Utility Rate Survey from the Ohio Public Utilities Commission identified the average electric bill for homeowners in July 2021 for these Northeast Ohio cities:

  • Ashtabula: $107.23
  • Canton: $102.22
  • Cleveland: $107.23
  • Akron: $107.43
  • Youngstown: $107.43
  • Lorain: $107.43
  • Marion: $107.43
  • Mansfield: $107.43

Average Gas Bill in Northeast Ohio

The BLS reports that the average price for natural gas in the greater Cleveland area is $9.02 per Mcf, or thousand cubic feet. This is about 20 percent lower than the national average of $10.84 per Mcf.

According to the same 2021 Ohio Public Utilities Commission survey, the average natural gas bill for homeowners in these Northeast Ohio cities are as follows:

  • Ashtabula: $76.28
  • Canton: $76.20
  • Cleveland: $76.67
  • Akron: $76.28
  • Youngstown: $76.44
  • Lorain: $101.10
  • Marion: $100.97
  • Mansfield: $100.84

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*The Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, Ohio metropolitan statistical area consists of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit Counties in Ohio.

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