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HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES AFTER AN INCREASED BASIC TARIFF OF ELECTRICITY (A Case Study On Pekanbaru Communities)
Prama Widayat

Last modified: 2018-06-30

Abstract


Electricity is a basic human need besides other staples, either for those of the small or large income. Those who are less able are given subsidies from the Government, but in 2017 the Government unilaterally increased the electric base rate (TDL) which certainly imposes on electricity bills. It was found that empirically the average in the expenditure of the communities after the increase was around Rp 100,000 to Rp 150,000, meanwhile, the average income level is Rp 0 to Rp 2.3 million. The tariff increase is not accompanied by revenue increase, thus, societies have to sacrifice other expenses for the sake of covering electricity cost.

 

Key words: Household expenses


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