The aim of this paper is to provide a comparison of electricity prices paid by customers in Vanuatu with different countries across the Pacific region. Data is based on publicly available information on electricity rates for different utilities and includes all applicable taxes and fees. The methodology used in this report is the same as used in earlier reports, i.e., comparison of the total cost of electricity for certain given levels of consumption and by major customer categories. This avoids differences in country-specific average or typical levels of consumption and customer mix when comparing average prices across countries.
Factors not considered in this report are: quality of service, availability, and reliability of service, which vary widely between electricity suppliers across the Pacific.