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Georgia Is 2021’s 4th Most Energy-Expensive State

In the U.S., energy costs eat between 5 and 22 percent of families’ total after-tax income, with the poorest Americans, or 25 million households, paying the highest of that range. And lower energy prices don’t necessarily equate to savings.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the highest energy consumption of the year is recorded in July, followed by August. That, of course, leads to higher energy costs during this period, but some states just have higher energy costs across the board – including Georgia.

Personal financial website WalletHub recently examined average monthly energy bills in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia using a special formula that accounts for the following residential energy types: electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil.

Georgia ranked No. 4, with only Connecticut, Wyoming, and Massachusetts beating out the Peach State on energy costs.

Source: WalletHub

The least expensive location for energy costs was the District of Columbia, followed by Washington state, Colorado, Oregon, and Arizona, respectively.

Energy Consumption & Costs in Georgia (1=Most Expensive; 25=Avg.):

  • Avg. Monthly Energy Bill: $374
  • 11th – Electricity Consumption per Consumer
  • 7th – Price of Natural Gas
  • 30th – Price of Motor Fuel
  • 5th – Motor-Fuel Consumption per Driver

See all of the state rankings here.

artwork 2021 most least energy expensive states

You can read the complete report here.

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