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Electricity bills in Portugal are the most expensive in the EU

edpPylonMore than half of Portuguese electricity bills are for taxes and fees.

The country leads the EU ranking of prices when adjusted for purchasing power.

According to data published by Eurostat, in the second half of last year, domestic consumers in Portugal paid €0.229 per kWh of electricity, the highest level in the EU, measured in purchasing power which eliminates differences in prices between countries.

The high level of taxes is one of the main reasons why the Portuguese pay the most in the EU, with 55% going in taxes.

In Denmark alone, the tax burden is higher than the Portuguese, accounting for 64% of the price – in Germany the burden of taxes and duties is also more than half of that, while the European average is just over one-third at 37%.