Comparative index of electricity prices

Consumption: 10,000 kWh/month
Power demand: 40 kW

  • Winnipeg, MB 89
  • Montréal, QC 100
  • St. John’s, NL 111
  • Ottawa, ON 116
  • Vancouver, BC 118
  • Calgary, AB 122
  • Miami, FL 124
  • Seattle, WA 125
  • Toronto, ON 125
  • Houston, TX 130
  • Moncton, NB 136
  • Portland, OR 138
  • Edmonton, AB 139
  • Regina, SK 141
  • Chicago, IL 143
  • Halifax, NS 155
  • Detroit, MI 159
  • Nashville, TN 162
  • Charlottetown, PE 177
  • New York, NY 275
  • San Francisco, CA 290
  • Boston, MA 317

Consumption: 100,000 kWh/month
Power demand: 500 kW

  • Winnipeg, MB 81
  • St. John’s, NL 93
  • Seattle, WA 97
  • Vancouver, BC 99
  • Montréal, QC 100
  • Calgary, AB 103
  • Chicago, IL 110
  • Portland, OR 118
  • Miami, FL 119
  • Moncton, NB 120
  • Houston, TX 122
  • Ottawa, ON 123
  • Edmonton, AB 128
  • Detroit, MI 129
  • Toronto, ON 132
  • Regina, SK 135
  • Halifax, NS 142
  • Charlottetown, PE 151
  • Nashville, TN 155
  • New York, NY 247
  • San Francisco, CA 279
  • Boston, MA 281

Consumption: 400,000 kWh/month
Power demand: 1,000 kW

  • Winnipeg, MB 85
  • Montréal, QC 100
  • St. John’s, NL 110
  • Vancouver, BC 112
  • Chicago, IL 116
  • Calgary, AB 118
  • Miami, FL 126
  • Portland, OR 132
  • Seattle, WA 132
  • Edmonton, AB 136
  • Detroit, MI 140
  • Moncton, NB 149
  • Regina, SK 150
  • Houston, TX 150
  • Ottawa, ON 156
  • Halifax, NS 161
  • Toronto, ON 162
  • Nashville, TN 165
  • Charlottetown, PE 187
  • New York, NY 276
  • San Francisco, CA 285
  • Boston, MA 334

Consumption: 1,170,000 kWh/month
Power demand: 2,500 kW
Voltage: 25 kV

  • Winnipeg, MB 85
  • Montréal, QC 100
  • St. John’s, NL 122
  • Vancouver, BC 123
  • Chicago, IL 128
  • Calgary, AB 129
  • Portland, OR 135
  • Detroit, MI 137
  • Miami, FL 137
  • Regina, SK 148
  • Edmonton, AB 149
  • Seattle, WA 151
  • Houston, TX 156
  • Moncton, NB 170
  • Halifax, NS 180
  • Toronto, ON 182
  • Ottawa, ON 182
  • Nashville, TN 188
  • Charlottetown, PE 213
  • New York, NY 225
  • San Francisco, CA 240
  • Boston, MA 375

Hydro‑Québec = 100
Monthly bills (excluding taxes).
Rates in effect April 1, 2018.

Inflation and trends in energy prices in Québec
All customer segments combined, 1963–2017

  • The gray line represents the growth in the price of Oil
  • The black line represents the growth in the price of Gaz
  • The green line represents the growth of Electricity
  • The dotted line represents Consumer Price
    Index (CPI)

This graph illustrates inflation rates and energy prices in Québec from 1963 to 2017. Electricity prices follow the inflation curve while oil and natural gas prices show greater fluctuations. Based on information available to date, the Canadian consumer price index is 807. The price index for electricity is 753, compared to 1,309 for natural gas and 2,036 for oil.

Sources: Hydro-Québec, Bloomberg Oil Buyer's Guide and Statistics Canada (2017 data for oil and gas).

Detailed report | 2018 Edition