Electricity in Poland has recorded the biggest price hikes in the entire European Union – according to data newly published by Eurostat.
Between 2008 and 2009 prices for electric power in Poland grew by 17.9% while the rest of the EU reported a drop by 1.5% on average.
Cheapest electricity is in Bulgaria, Estonia and Lithuania (about 8-9 euro per kilowatt hour) and most pricey in Denmark, Germany and Italy (20-25 euros).
The average price for electricity in the EU is 16.5 euro (approximately 13 in Poland). In relation to the purchasing power of the Polish zloty, however, these prices rank with the highest in all of Europe. Also natural gas is expensive in this country – while prices have dropped by an average 16% in the EU, Poland has reported a rise of 5.8%.