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How Do Virginia Energy Costs Compare to Other States?

Updated: Jan 24, 2023

Close up of an outdoor electricity meter on clapboard house.

How much does it cost to run the most common home appliances in Virginia, and is energy more states? If you are thinking about purchasing an electric car, or installing solar panels, these statistics may help you firm up your decisions.

How Virginia Ranks in Energy Costs in the U.S.

8th Most expensive average monthly residential electricity bill.

The average monthly residential electricity bill in Virginia is $124.

It is 15.89% greater than the national average monthly bill of $107.

30th Residential electricity rate at an average of 11.08¢ per kWh.

The average rate of 11.08¢ is 6.74% less than the national average rate of 11.88¢/kWh.

The approximate range of residential electricity rates in the U.S. is 8.37¢ to 37.34¢/kWh.

10th Residential electricity consumption.

Virginia's residential electricity consumption averages 1,117 kWh/month.

The average monthly residential electricity consumption is 23.7% greater than the national

average monthly consumption of 903 kWh/month.

Monthly residential electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from ≈ 531 kWh/mo. to 1,254



Here's How Much It Costs To Run Your Household Appliances in Virginia

Chart with average cost per month to run various electric household appliances with Air Conditioning in the top spot at $54.12 and an LED lightbulb in the lowest spot at 18¢ per month

How Much Is It To Charge A Tesla?

A Tesla car uses about 0.24 kWh of electricity to charge fully. This translates to about worth of electricity. Teslas can travel between 267 - 400 miles on a single charge.


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Jan 26, 2023

The Tesla charge calculation above is horribly wrong. Depending on the make and model the battery size varies from 50kWh to 100kWh. This means it cost between $0.55 and $1.11 to fully charge the car (Battery size times $/kWh).

Jan 26, 2023
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Sorry I meant $5.50 to $11.08. Forgot a 0.

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