2. As shown in Figure 2 the price of electricity in Japan and Canada, has been approximately constant in real terms since 2002, while the price in the U.S. has risen by about 10%. By comparison, Australian electricity prices have risen significantly since 2007. As a result of these increases, average prices in Australia are now about 10% higher than average prices in Japan, 20% higher than the EU, 70% higher than the U.S. and 130% than Canada. If prices in Australia had not increased since 2007 they would now be about 20% lower than in Japan, 5% lower than in the EU, 55% higher than in the U.S. and 105% higher than in Canada. 3. As shown in Figure 3, out of 91 comparator countries, states or provinces, household electricity prices in four Australian jurisdictions in 2011 were in the top six. They are South Australia (third highest), New South Wales (fourth highest), Victoria (fifth highest), and Western Australia (sixth highest). Tasmania was the (eleventh highest) and only Queensland (sixteenth), the Northern Territory (twenty-first) and the ACT (twenty-ninth) and lie outside of the top eleven.
Electricity Prices in Australia: An International Comparison A report to the Energy Users Association of Australia