Portugal’s electricity second most expensive in Europe

Portugal’s electricity is the second most expensive in Europe, with only Cyprus pipping it to the unenviable number one position.
Spanish consumer association FACUA has published a study of electricity prices in 10 countries – significantly leaving out both Germany and the UK.
The result is that Portugal’s €0.1405 per kilowatt-hour is more than double that of Hungary and 12% higher than prices in Spain.
Nonetheless, FACUA’s counterpart in this country, DECO, says the study is not that comprehensive as it leaves out wealthier Northern European countries – where prices are high – and fails to include the different categories of power on people’s bills.
Even so, Portugal’s energy prices have always come under attack, with gas, diesel and petrol all costing more than they do in neighbouring Spain.