Electricity tariffs in Russia in 2019 by region

The reforms affecting the tax system, the increase in VAT up to 20% affected the increase in the cost of all goods and services in the Russian Federation. To stabilize the situation, the Ministry of Economic Development proposed to increase the electricity tariff in 2019. At the same time, it was supposed to establish consumption rates for citizens and amend the base rates for enterprises. According to officials, such measures should stimulate the population to spend more economically. electricity and replacement of outdated household appliances and lighting equipment with energy-saving modern devices. Within the framework of this article, we will consider what electricity tariffs are in effect in 2019.


  • As it was before
  • What changed
  • Growth in electricity tariffs
  • Electricity cost in Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Tariffs by region

As it was before

Until 2019, electricity was paid at a base rate, depending on:

  1. From the category of residence (payment for rural residents was 30% less than for people living in a metropolis).
  2. From the number of people registered in the apartment (house).
  3. Whether there is an electric stove in the dwelling and whether electricity is used for heating. If such equipment was initially provided for by the project, then electricity was paid at a rate 30% less than in houses with gas supply.

The electricity tariff was adjusted once a year.

What changed

From July 1, 2019, at the suggestion of the government, the new billing system should approach consumers in a differentiated manner, therefore, at present:

  • The rate is calculated not by the number of people, but per household (apartment, house).
  • The size of the social consumption rate is limited to 300 kWh, which can be paid for at a reduced price.
  • Households spending 300-500 kWh are allocated in a separate category, with a base rate close to the social one.
  • Points with a monthly consumption of more than 500 kWh are converted to a commercial tariff.
  • Garage cooperatives, garden societies, and other organizations, whose payment rates were previously the same as for ordinary citizens, are transferred to special rates.
  • The plan is to phase out the 30% benefit for households with electric heating and electric ovens. In this situation, Moscow is used as an example, where Mosenergosbyt supplies electricity to the population at a price of 5.38 rubles per kWh, with a social norm of 300 kWh. Everything spent over this indicator is paid at a rate close to the existing one.
  • Prices will increase twice: at the beginning of the calendar year (January 1) and six months later (from July 1).

Now, if no one is registered in the household, and the electricity is controlled by the meter, it will be necessary to pay according to its readings. If there is no metering device, then the calculation is carried out according to the standards. This usually leads to an increase in the size of payments.

In the event that no one lives in the dwelling, you can stop paying for unused services. To do this, you must apply to the housing company, documenting your right to property. There are two possible solutions to the problem:

  1. Electricity will no longer be supplied to the room, it will be temporarily turned off.
  2. Electricity bills will be suspended during the absence of residents. In this case, it will be necessary to submit documents confirming their stay in another place (travel documents, sick leave).

Electricity at night rates is another opportunity to save money. If you install two or three-rate meters and use high-power electrical appliances at night, you can significantly reduce costs. What time does the night tariff start:

Time zones

Growth in electricity tariffs

The planned increase in electricity prices in 2019 should not exceed 4% compared to last year. This value corresponds to the inflation rate for this period.

Nevertheless, this value is not the same for different subjects of the Russian Federation. This is due to the fact that the local authorities of each region independently establish the level of growth in the cost of utility bills. On the basis of these norms, the housing and communal services apparatus forms prices for services, taking into account that the increased tariff cannot exceed 4% of inflation in the country.

In this regard, electricity prices increased from 0 to 7.2%, depending on the region.

Electricity cost in Moscow and St. Petersburg

In Moscow and in the region, the cost of electricity depends on the area of ​​residence. For example, in old Moscow, the cost of electricity consumption is higher than in new areas. This is due to the fact that in the first case, residents use gas stoves, and in the second, electrical energy is used.

In the summer of 2019, electricity did not become more expensive in the old districts of Moscow. Its cost was:

  • for single-rate meters - 5.38 rubles. per kWh;
  • on two and three-rate meters for the peak period - 6.46 rubles. per kWh and for the half-peak period - 5.38 rubles. per kWh.

The night tariff increased by 12 kopecks, 1 kW * h cost 1.92 rubles.

Residents of new districts of Moscow paid 30 kopecks more on a single-rate meter, the amount to be paid was 4.3 rubles.

Since July 1, 2019, electricity in St. Petersburg has become more expensive, the single tariff has reached 4.53 rubles.

The average price increase in St. Petersburg was 6%.

The cost of kWh for two-tariff meters was:

  • for the daytime - 4.82 rubles,
  • for the night - 2.78 rubles.

For three-rate meters:

  • RUB 4.85 in the peak zone,
  • RUB 4.82 - during the day,
  • 2.78 RUB - in the evening.

If there is no gas, those living in households with electric stoves paid for kWh at a price of 3.4 rubles.

Tariffs by region

The tariff of each of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation differs markedly from each other.

In July 2019, electricity was supplied at the lowest price in the Irkutsk region. Its cost was 1.06 rubles. per kilowatt hour. In comparison with the first half of the year, the increase in the region was 5%.

In the Chukotka Autonomy, there was no rise in prices, apparently because there the tariff is already the highest in the country - 8.2 rubles. per kilowatt hour.

Electricity costs less than three rubles in Crimea, Chechnya, Dagestan, Tyumen, Krasnoyarsk, Orenburg, Novosibirsk, and in the city of Chita.

State or region Cost, rub.
Irkutsk region 1.06
The Republic of Khakassia 2.08
Krasnoyarsk region 2.37
The Republic of Dagestan 2.48
Novosibirsk region 2.56
Chechen Republic 2.62
Murmansk region 2.68
Republic of Crimea 2.7
Tyumen region 2.78
Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Yugra 2.78
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District 2.78
Orenburg region 2.94
Zabaykalsky Krai 2.99
Republic of Bashkortostan 3.01

Above the level of three rubles they pay in Ufa, the Republic of Bashkortostan. Electricity costs from 3 to 4 rubles per kW / hour, for example, in Ulyanovsk, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Jewish Autonomous Region, Kemerovo and Kirov regions.

State or region Cost, rub.
G. Sevastopol 3.11
Chelyabinsk region 3.14
Chuvash Republic 3.25
Kemerovo region 3.28
Kurgan region 3.32
Tomsk region 3.36
Republic of Karelia 3.38
Penza region 3.39
Saratov region 3.43
Tyva Republic 3.46
The Republic of Ingushetia 3.47
The Republic of Mordovia 3.51
Yaroslavskaya oblast 3.56
Lipetsk region 3.56
Nizhny Novgorod Region 3.58
Bryansk region 3.6
Amurskaya Oblast 3.64
Mari El Republic 3.66
Primorsky Krai 3.68
Voronezh region 3.68
Ulyanovsk region 3.68
Kabardino-Balkar Republic 3.69
Udmurd Republic 3.69
Oryol Region 3.74
Smolensk region 3.78
Kirov region 3.79
Kursk region 3.8

Residents of Samara, Yeisk, Krasnodar Territory, Kaluga Region, Kaliningrad, Sakhalin, Tula, Khabarovsk, Ryazan are supplied with energy at a price of more than 4 rubles.

State or region Cost, rub.
Tambov Region 3.82
Rostov region 3.83
Jewish Autonomous Region 3.85
Belgorod region 3.86
Omsk region 3.86
Sverdlovsk region 3.89
Altai region 3.92
Perm Territory 3.92
The Republic of Buryatia 3.931
Karachay-Cherkess Republic 3.94
Republic of North Ossetia - Alania 3.95
Samara Region 4
Kaliningrad region 4.05
Leningrad region 4.07
Sakhalin Region 4.09
Tula region 4.14
Volgograd region 4.17
Tver region 4.23
Novgorod region 4.24
Pskov region 4.25
Ivanovo region 4.28
Kostroma region 4.32
Vladimir region 4.37
Ryazan Oblast 4..38
Khabarovsk region 4.43
Vologodskaya Oblast 4.44
Stavropol region 4.48
St. Petersburg 4.53
Republic of Kalmykia 4.59

Electricity costs more than five rubles in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, in the Moscow Region, in Yakutia. The highest price is in Kamchatka, in the Magadan region and in Chukotka.

State or region Cost, rub.
Komi Republic 4.6
Kaluga region 4.6
Krasnodar region 4.61
Republic of Adygea 4.61
Astrakhan region 4.72
Arkhangelsk region 4.77
Altai Republic 4.98
Nenets Autonomous Okrug 5.09
Moscow region 5.29
Moscow 5.38
The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) 5.89
Kamchatka Krai 6.686
Magadan Region 7.49
Chukotka Autonomous District 8.2

In Russia, the richest country in terms of energy resources, electricity consumption remains one of the most expensive utilities. Despite this, experts predict that the current tariffs will be acceptable for the majority of Russians.

Now you know what electricity tariffs are in effect in 2019 for the population and what is the reason for the increase in electricity prices. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments below the article!

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