Electricity Charges in Thailand

Here we have listed the current rate for electricity in Udon Thani, Thailand. Consumption cannot be accurately calculated, as many individual influences lead to very different consumption levels.

Apart from the number of people in the household, many other factors lead to very different consumption data. Air conditioning and refrigeration equipment in general, but also the choice and number of lights used can greatly drive up the monthly electricity bill in Thailand.

This is the price for electricity of EGAT (Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand) in Udon Thani. Invoices from a private provider or a property manager may include prices that differ significantly from the one stated.

The price of a kWh of electricity in Udon Thani is currently 3.98719 baht as of May 2016;

An electricity bill in Thailand consists of the following components:

  • Basic fee: 38.22 baht
  • Kilowatt price: 3.98719 baht
  • FT (fuel tax): - 0.3329 satang / kWh
  • VAT: 7%

If no current is used, then the base fee of 38.22 baht is charged, plus VAT, so a total of 40.90 baht.

With a consumption of 470 kWh's, the bill is as follows:

Construction of an electricity bill in Udon Thani
Number of kWh's used
Price / kWh 3.98719 THB Cost of power used:
1,873.99 THB
Basic Fee38.22
Fuel Tax Surcharge
- 0.3329 THB / kWh Total FT:
- 156.46 THB
VAT (Value Added Tax) 7% Total VAT:
122.90 THB
Total payable amount
  1878.64 THB

The FT (fuel adjustment tax) is a charge which is levied on the electricity bill, depending on the price of fuel on the world market, and may increase or decrease each month. At best, it can be negative, which leads to a reduction of the electricity bill, but this hasn't happened for several years.

After receiving the electricity bill you have 10 days pay, for example, at a 7-Eleven (10 baht surcharge). After that you can only pay at the supplier's offices.

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posted on: 02.09.2014 - last update on: 13.01.2018

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User comments

At 02/28/2020 - 10:01 wrote guest
What is the current monthly costs for electric with one AC running per day for a month? Often turn off at night too. I also run a fridge and rarely use lights. What should my bill be? One A/C running at between 24 to 26 temp? I would like to know both figures off and on the Thai system. I am not getting clear information given. Is 2K too expensive per month for one A/C, fridge and lights? Does anyone here have 2020 current info. please? Thank you in advance.
At 10/15/2014 - 08:12 wrote the Udon-News-Team

Bills from the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and EGAT (Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand) are issued once per month. The electric bill shows how many KW have been used, the TF, VAT and the total. Using a rule of three it's easy to calculate the cost of electricity per KW. In our cases the price for one KW is always the same.

At 10/14/2014 - 19:54 wrote guest
Does the price of water & electric changes per month or per how much you use? As calculation of my water & electric bills learns me that the unit price changes per month or depends on how much units I use. And of course the unit price is never mentioned on the bill (so it is difficult to check if the bill is correct).

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