Vienna has some of the highest energy prices in the European Union. A recent report released by Austrian energy watchdog Energie Control (E-Control) compared prices in the 15 capitals of all EU member states. Using its household energy price index (HEPI) Vienna was the fifth most expensive capital for electricity, below Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam and Luxembourg.

Vienna residents pay 19.71 cents per kWh. Athens had the lowest price for electricity at 11.43 cents. The index is produced in collaboration with energy think tank VassaETT, and collects data from utilities all over the EU. E-Control repeated its calls for a price reduction in the Viennese market.