Athens household power cost below European average in September

The cost of electricity for Athenian households in September remained below the average of 33 European capitals, a latest monthly survey conducted by HEPI, the Household Energy Price Index, has shown.

Athens was ranked 16th in terms of retail electricity cost among the 33 European capitals, but rose to 11th place when purchasing power was taken into account.

Electricity cost increases continued in September in Athens and 12 other European capitals. In Athens, the cost of electricity rose 1.15 percent compared to the previous month.

As for natural gas, the setting is quite different, Athens being the 4th most expensive European capital city, following a 29 percent retail price increase in September compared to August, the third-biggest rise, according to the HEPI survey.