According to an informative summary made by the Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE) based on the data published on Monday by Eurostat on energy prices until June, Portugal is only surpassed by fees and taxes on electricity in Denmark (66%), Germany (53%) and Finland (47%).
Portugal is fourth EU country with highest taxes on domestic electricity bills
By TPN/Lusa, in News · 25 Nov 2020, 09:59 · 3 Comments
Portugal one of the poorest countries in the EU with the highest taxes,not only on electricity but on low earners too.
In the UK for instance the first £12,500 income is tax free.
Get your act together Portugal and stop keeping your people in deliberate poverty.
By James from Algarve on 25 Nov 2020, 15:24
My family lives in Lisbon and i can tell they working very hard and strugling to pay them bills every month.Energy and gas it's ridiculous expensive,vegetabes and fruits coming from spain are a lot cheaper that then ones produced in Portugal.Overall to live there is so expensive ,my family never been able to afford a holidays trip abroad and never will.
Fell sorry fo them,could not leave live in a country like this.
By Carlos Pirona from UK on 26 Nov 2020, 09:25
THE ELECTRICITY TARRIF IS ALARMING ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES FROM EDP, ONE OF THE DISTRIBUTORS OF ELECTRICITY IN PORTUGAL. EDP IS DISGUSTING ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE IMMIGRANTS. I GOT €28 IN A PARTICULAR MONTH, ON SUBSEQUENT MONTH, IT WAS €60. I ASKED THEM WHETHER I HAD TOURISTS IN MY HOUSE THAT MONTH. THEY GIVE OUT BILLS AS THEY LIKE. MAYBE, THERE IS A PROJECTED REVENUE BUT THE IMMIGRANTS CAN NOT BEAR IT ALL. GOVERNMENT SHOULD LOOK INTO IT OR ELSE, A SERIOUS UNREST WILL BE NEAR.
By PRINCE TOCHUKWU AWODIKE from Lisbon on 27 Nov 2020, 08:44