Not all properties in Australia use gas, in fact a large number are not in areas with piped gas lines.
Those that do get piped gas may pay prices such as these:
QLD governed maximum rates as at 1st July 2009
3.210 c/MJ for the first 8.5 megajoules per day
2.189 c/Mj for the next 17.0 megajoules per day
2.0273 c/MJ for anything over 25.5 megajoules per day
There is also a Daily Supply Service Charge of 72.6 cents per day
I have read that an average house uses about 25.1 MJ and 41.8 MJ per day.
However I saw a survey in 2006 which showed the average gas use for Sydney Metropolitan households was 58Mj per day.
The Hunter Valley showed 47MJ per day.
Source: Figure 2, page 2 PDF file
Figures of average Gas consumption in Melbourne and Victoria varied between 16MJ per day and 53MJ per day, depending on location. Source: Date shown on Page 2 PDF file
Calculated Average Australian Gas Bills:
- Using an average of 40MJ per day the annual gas cost, based on QLD prices would be about $607
- Using an average of 60MJ per day the annual gas cost, based on QLD prices would be about $755
However, using the Energy comparison website switchwise, I found these average annual gas bills for 4 bedroom houses in specific locations.
- $1,373 QLD Greenslopes, 4020 – 59,949 MJ/year
- $1,360 VIC Melbourne, 3004. 107,459 MJ/year
- $1,324 NSW Erskine Park, 2759. 59,949 MJ/year
Not sure I quite understand the pricing and consumption numbers for Melbourne though ?
The Average gas consumption per year in the UK, shown in kWh varies between 25,000 and 29,000 for 3 and 4 bedroom houses. These figures were obtained from Source: www.gare.co.uk
www.whatprice.co.uk shows the average annual cost of gas in the UK as between £750 and £1,152 per year for 3 and 4 bedroom houses.
According to British Gas, the average UK gas bill is £602 to £720 per year.