The aim of this paper is to provide a comparison of electricity prices paid by customers in Vanuatu with different countries across the Pacific island 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. That is 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. Quality of service, availability, and reliability of service also vary widely between electricity suppliers across the Pacific. These factors have not been considered in this report.