Comparison of electricity prices in major North American cities
Every year, Hydro-Québec compares the monthly electricity bills of Québec residential, commercial, institutional and industrial customers with those of customers of the various utilities serving 21 major North American cities.
Comparative Index of Electricity Prices
Consumption: 10,000 kWh/month Power demand: 40 kW
Hydro-Québec = 100Monthly bills (excluding taxes).Rates in effect April 1, 2016.
Inflation and trends in energy prices in Québec
All customer segments combined, 1963–2016 Index (1963 = 100)
This graph illustrates inflation rates and energy prices in Québec from 1963 to 2016. Electricity prices follow the inflation curve while oil and natural gas prices show greater fluctuations. To date, the Canadian consumer price index is 799. The price index for electricity is 747, compared to 1,289 for natural gas and 1,749 for oil.
Sources : Hydro-Québec, Bloomberg Oil Buyer's Guide and Statistics Canada (2015 data for oil and gas).