Electricity consumption per dwelling for electrical appliances and lighting

Significant discrepancies in electricity consumption for electrical appliances and lighting: from less than 1500 kWh/dwelling in Latvia and Czechia, to 2400 kWh at EU level, up to 3400 kWh in Finland and 5600 kWh in Sweden.

Electricity consumption per dwelling for electrical appliances and lighting

Electricity consumption per dwelling for electrical appliances

Note: Appliances include air conditioning appliances.


  • Decreasing trends of electricity consumption for lighting in most countries due to the diffusion of CFL. 
  • Large discrepancies between countries: from less than 200 kWh/dwelling in Luxembourg and Czechia, to around 270 kWh at EU level, up to around 800 kWh in Cyprus, explained by the difference in the number of lamps per dwelling and the location of the country (longer lighting times in the Nordic countries).

Electricity consumption per dwelling for lighting