One question we get a lot in Real Estate here in Costa Rica is: How much does electricity cost in Costa Rica?
Well, we are going to answer that question right now! Clearly and with numbers. In Costa Rica the price of KWH pricing fluctuates depending on the time of day.
This pricing structure is quite common in various parts of the United States.
The price at which electricity is billed in Costa Rica is higher during "peak hours". 10:00am - 12:30pm & 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The lowest price at which electricity is billed in Costa Rica are the hours between 8:00pm - 6:00am
For those who don't want to interpret the charts below, I will give you the highlights:
Costa Rica electricity cost are: Peak Hours = 29 cents per kwh - Off Peak Hours = 5 cents per kwh
How do those rates compare to the United States? California = 10 cents per kwh
Kentucky = 10 cents per kwh
Hawaii = 38 cents per kwh
NYC = 19 cents per kwh
One huge factor in your actual electric bill is A/C usage. In a two bedroom 1000sqft house with two people = $125 per month. Your bill will vary depending upon size and usage.