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Prices for electricity and heating skyrockets in Kyrgyzstan

November 18, 2009

Just like a year ago, when taxes were raised several times, the Kyrgyz government again suprised everyone by skyrocketing the prices for electricity and heating! Starting January 1, 2010, all customers must pay 1.5 som per one kilowatt/hour of electricity, twice more than before (0.7 som). Beginning from Junly 1, 2010, the price for electricity will be rised up to 1.9 som per one kilowatt/hour!

But this is nothing compared to prices for heating and hot water. Now, customers are paying 507 som per one gigacalorie. Beginning January 1, 2010, we start paying 1050 som, and starting July 1, 2010, it will rised up to 2.5 thousand som per one gigacalorie! click here to read more

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2009 7:05 am

    I am not a fan of govt. owning things. They are notoriously inefficient (please don’t take offense, I include ALL governments, especially mine!!!).

  2. November 19, 2009 8:08 am

    No offense, Jim. It is true that the government is inefficient. Hope when generations change and all these Soviet people leave the government, the situation gets better.

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