How Many KWh Does an Average Home Use?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 5:35:12 PM ET

According to a national survey, the average annual consumption of electricity for an average home in the United States was 10,837 kWh, which is around 903 kWh per month. The State of Maine had the lowest annual consumption rate at 6,367 kWh, and Louisiana had the highest at 15,046 kWh.

The power consumption of a typical U.S. household is around 11,700 kWh per year. Around Europe in countries such as France and the United Kingdom, the annual electricity consumption is 6,400 kWh and 4,600 kWh, respectively. As of 2010, the average power consumption of households worldwide is roughly 3,500 kWh.