values ​​that invoices can reach before the end of the year

The electricity and gas rates They increased up to 745% between June of last year and this month. They multiplied by 8.5 times. These are scary numbers. However, it may not be everything. The increases in bills could continue from now until the end of the year, even beyond the monthly update already defined by the Government.

For companies and also for officials, those rates They are still behind the historical value.

Specifically, they look at the values ​​that both electricity and gas had during the Macri administration, when costs were reduced. subsidies in a remarkable way.

A report from the consulting firm Economía & Energía, directed by the expert Nicolas Arceovalidates those presumptions.

Electricity and gas rates: the numbers are red hot

According to the research he accessed iProfessional, In the residential segment, rate increases in average natural gas rates reach 406% annually for households in high income (Tier 1), 745% for low-income households (Tier 2) and 544% for middle-income households (Tier 3).

In turn, the increases in electrical energy in the metropolitan area are 228% for Level 1 users (high income); by 465% for Level 2 users (low); and by 378% for Level 3 users (average income).

Rates: the new values ​​that invoices could reach before the end of the year

Although these adjustments occurred in a very short time – most in just six months since rates were frozen since the previous government – are still below what was charged during Mauricio Macri’s administration.

Electricity and gas rates: is there a delay?

“While natural gas rates experience a sensitive recomposition “With respect to the values ​​prevailing last year, they continue to be below the values ​​at the end of the last decade,” says the Economy & Energy report.

In the case of the rate of Metrogasthe average rate is up to 34% cheaper – in real terms – than it existed in 2019, the last of the Macri era.

For families of average income, Today the rate is worth 30% less than at that time, always speaking in real terms (deducting inflation).

In the case of the electricity ratesthe difference is greater.

Climb to 40%, cheaper than in 2019. That difference corresponds to low-income households. For high-income earners, the (cheapest) gap is just 4%. The middle class today pays a rate 28% cheaper than in 2019.

yesIn the case of the rate of Metrogasthe average rate is up to 34% cheaper – in real terms – than it existed in 2019, the last of the Macri era

Rates versus salaries

The report raises an interesting question: how the wages in relation to rates over the years.

With the latest updates, between electricity and gas bills 5.1% of family income is consumed.

That relationship was close to 3% during 2020 and until last year.

However, in 2019 they corresponded to 5.7% of salaries.

With the latest updates, electricity and gas bills consume 5.1% of families’ income

The lowest level was during 2014, when invoices were equivalent to only 0.9% of whats family income.

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