Gas stoves are usually more expensive to purchase than electric stoves. However, electric stoves are less efficient and more costly to operate than gas stoves.
It is often more costly to purchase and install a gas stove. The cost of a GE 30-inch slide-in gas range is approximately $2000 as of 2015, while a comparable GE 30" slide-in electric convection range costs about $1800. Gas stoves are also more expensive to install, especially if a gas line is not already connected to the kitchen.
Although electric stoves are less expensive to purchase, gas stoves are less costly to operate. While utility rates vary among regions, gas typically is cheaper than electricity.