In 2016, French households spent on average 960 euros for paying electricity bills. INSEE notes that this item makes up 57% of energy consumption, excluding fuels. The Institute of Statistics measured the 50% increase in electricity prices since 2007; and since 2009, the rates are higher than the inflation rate: on average 0.5%, compared to 4.3% for the price increase of electricity.
Taxes in the total electricity price were 35% in 2016, 9 points more than in 2010. Four taxes are included in the price of this energy: of course, VAT, but also the tariff contribution of electricity, final electricity consumption tax and contribution Public Power Utility (CSPE). The latter was multiplied by five between 2009 and 2016.
People over the age of 70 are most affected by rising prices. Their homes are generally bigger, they stay longer at home, two factors that increase the electricity bill. Nevertheless, this is a point that the government will undoubtedly point out: electricity prices in France are on average 20% cheaper in France than in the European Union. In Germany, prices are twice as high.