A German household consumes an average of 3332 kWh of electricity per year. The comparison portal Check24 calculated this on the basis of the information provided by its customers. However, there is a gaping gap of 28 percent between the front runner and the bottom of the league when it comes to energy requirements.
There are also clear differences between East and West Germany, as the evaluation has shown. According to Check24, households in the west use an average of 6.7 percent less electricity than households in the east. But which federal state has the highest energy requirement? Households use the most electricity in these regions.
# 10 Bremen
A household in Bremen consumes an average of 3176 kWh of electricity per year, as Check24 reports. That means tenth place among the federal states.
# 9 Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg ranks ninth with 3250 kWh per year.
# 8 Saxony-Anhalt
Households in eastern Germany require significantly less electricity than those in the west. Saxony-Anhalt is an exception. With a power consumption of 3306 kWh per year, it is currently in eighth place in the Check24 ranking nationwide.
# 7 Schleswig-Holstein.
The rest of the top 10, however, are made up by the West German federal states. Schleswig-Holstein ranks seventh among the regions with the highest electricity consumption per household with an annual 3390 kWh.
# 6 Bayeren
The largest area in Germany ranks sixth in terms of electricity consumption. According to Check24, the average Bavarian household currently comes to 3420 kWh per year.
# 5 Hessen
Hessen ranks fifth with 3448 kWh per year.
# 4 North Rhine-Westphalia
According to the information, a household in North Rhine-Westphalia consumes an average of 3450 kWh of electricity per year. That means fourth place for the most populous federal state.
# 3 Rhineland-Palatinate
With 3521 kWh per year, Rhineland-Palatinate is well ahead of North Rhine-Westphalia in third place.
# 2 Saarland
Just ahead of Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland is the second largest electricity consumer in Germany. According to Check24, a household there has an average of 3527 kWh per year.
# 1 Lower Saxony
The three front runners in the electricity ranking are close together. First place goes to Lower Saxony with 3530 kWh per year. A household there uses around 28 percent more electricity than a household in Berlin (2742 kWh). The capital is at the bottom of the ranking, ahead of Hamburg (2860 kWh). An obvious explanation for the performance of the large city-states: The statistics record electricity consumption per household and not per capita. In large cities, proportionally more people live alone and accordingly use less energy. Saxony ranks third from last with 2997 kWh.