But paying more than twice the national average for simple electricity? To the continuing dismay of New Yorkers' wallets, a new report by The Post reveals such to indeed be true. While the national average has remained steady, Con Edison jacked up energy prices to 25.85 cents per kilowatt hour, a 9.8 percent increase from last year.
The rest of the country pays an average of 11.54 cents.
Our reliability is top-notch. We are in one of the financial, media, and fashion capitals of the world and our reliability is second to none. It takes a considerable amount of money to maintain that high quality.
The only locations that charge more than New York are in Alaska, Hawaii, small New England islands, and a lone ski resort in California.
While the numbers may seem alarming, it is worth noting that New Yorkers do use a ton of energy. This past summer, city dwellers shattered records by using 13,189 megawatts during a heatwave, which is more than enough energy to send the Delorean back to the future.