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Electricity Rate Comparison

The OEB is committed to increasing energy literacy and providing consumers with reliable information. The following information shows you how electricity prices compare across Ontario. The data is from the OEB’s rate database.

This chart compares the total bill amount (before HST of 13%) for Residential* customers in Ontario. It is calculated by the OEB based on the amount of electricity that the typical residential customer in Ontario uses each month: 750 kilowatt hours.

You may use more or less electricity each month at your home. Use your bill and our online bill calculator to see how your bill compares. We also have a page to help you better understand your electricity bill.

In Ontario, rates differ between urban and rural areas primarily because of the delivery cost for electricity. The commodity price of electricity is the same for all residential and small business customers who buy their power directly from their utility, rather than under contract with an electricity retailer.


Estimated Total Bills for Ontario Utilities  |  Estimated Total Bills in Canada/U.S.A.

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2017  |   2016

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2017 Estimated Total Monthly Bill Amount ($) per Month (before tax) for Residential Rate Class in Ontario as of November 1




  1. Residential rate class applies to an account taking electricity at 750 volts or less where the electricity is used exclusively in a separately metered living accommodation.
  2. The total bill amount ($) data is in Canadian dollars, while the total cents per kWh data is in Canadian cents (¢). Please note 1¢ is equal to $0.01.
  3. The data in this chart is based on 750 kWh, which is the typical monthly consumption for residential consumers in Ontario. Individual usage may vary.
  4. The cents per kWh figures have been calculated by dividing the total bill amount ($) by 750 kWh.
  5. The data in this chart is based on commodity prices in effect on November 1, 2017 for a consumer paying Regulated Price Plan (RPP) time-of-use (TOU) prices which are set by the OEB. Click here for more information on these prices which are in effect until April 30, 2018. Click here for a technical report describing how the OEB sets the RPP prices.
  6. The data in this chart assumes a typical consumption pattern of 65% Off-Peak, 17% Mid-Peak and 18% On-Peak for each TOU period, which represents the average across all consumers on TOU pricing in Ontario.
  7. The calculated figures include the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017 adjustments.
  8. The calculated figures include line-loss adjustments to account for electricity lost during its transmission and delivery between the generators and consumers. There are other factors that affect your total bill that may account for differences between this estimate and the bill you regularly receive from your utility. Always refer to your utility bill for actual usage and totals.
  9. HST (13%) has been excluded in this chart and therefore the figures presented in this chart are before tax.
  10. The data is not designed to estimate bills for consumers on equal billing/budget billing plans.
  11. Attawapiskat Power, Fort Albany Power and Kashechewan Power, as well as Dubreuil Lumber, Cornwall Electric, Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. and Hydro One Networks Inc.'s Seasonal rate class have not been included here.
  12. These figures do not include any potential Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) credits. Click here to learn more about the OESP credit.
  13. Utilities apply to the OEB for annual distribution rate changes. Click here for more information on electricity distribution rate applications and decisions.
  14. Click here to learn more about various components of your monthly electricity bill.