Electricity bills will go up
twice this year
in the City of Buenos Aires and the Conurbano.
The first increase will be
from April 1
and the next one will start
on June 1
The Ministry of Energy reported that the increase in April will represent
, while the increase in June will average
However, a calculation made by the consultancy Economía & Energía shows that
the increases will be from 19% to 48%
, depending on the category of households in the subsidy registry.
High income households without subsidy
For the N1 segments (
, who did not request subsidies or who want to continue saving in dollars), the increase will average 19%.
An average ticket in this segment will go from $4,375 to $5,200
per month, according to Economía y Regiones, the consultancy headed by
In any case, within N1 clients -more than a third of the standard-, the increases will also be modified according to their consumption levels.
Customers called R1-R2-R3
(low electricity demand) will see an increase of between 12% and 15%.
A bill that today is $3,500 will go to $4,000, or an invoice of $5,700 will go up to $6,400.
The increase will be felt more within the
homes with the highest demand.
They are categories R7 to R9.
To get an idea, they would already be paying over $10,000.
There, the rise will be
closer to 30%
A $12,000 bill will stretch to $16,000, and
an invoice that is now around $17,000 will escalate to $22,000.
Middle income households
will experience a 30% rise.
They are called N3.
They are clients who asked that
a part of the subsidies
be kept for them , because family income was
when the segmentation was launched, in the middle of the year.
Those families will continue to enjoy deep discounts on the cost of electricity.
This component, which represents half of the bill, is the one that is no longer subsidized by the Government in the high segments.
The media will maintain discounts paid by the national State.
In the electric bills of Buenos Aires, almost half of what is paid is the electric cost.
The distributors and carriers -those that bring electricity to homes and businesses- keep just a little more than a quarter of the ticket (27%).
The rest are taxes.
A “median” bill – a “category average” – will go from $2,700 to $3,500 in middle-income households.
Again, the impact will be different depending on consumption.
An R4 (medium demand)
An R4 (medium demand)
will go from $3,500 to $4,500 and an R6 (medium-high demand) will rise from $6,000 to $7,000 per month, according to the work of Economy and Energy.
Low income households
Low-income households that have entered the subsidy registry are designated
The State will continue
to subsidize almost all the cost
But they will have to pay almost
50% more than what they have been paying
for the services of the distributors that go to their homes.
In any case, they start from lower ballots.
No customer called N2 -in the suburbs, there are more than half- will pay more than $4,000 in categories R1 to R5, that is, low and medium consumption.
Many of these homes
do not have access to the gas network
, so their electricity consumption is higher than that of homes that can be heated or cooked with natural gas.
A family called "low income"
will go from spending $3,700 a month for electricity to $5,500 in April
, in the R5 category, of medium demand.
To illustrate the difference caused by the subsidies, we can take a consumption R7, which is a high electricity demand.
In a high-income household, the bill will be $16,000, while in a “low” income household it will reach $9,300.
However, it represents a 57% increase from the $5,900 a month you would pay today for that bill.
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