How much does it cost to charge your phone and laptop fully?

Charging your smartphone doesn’t cost as much as you might think (Picture: Getty)

With the cost of household bills rising, many people will be looking for ways to cut back on their energy usage and save money.

This could involve using appliances like washing machines or dishwashers less, or using appliances like fridges more efficiently.

But some appliances cost more to run than others—and there are some we can’t live without, like our smartphones and laptops.

Find out below how much charging your devices adds to your energy bill.

How much does it cost to charge a smartphone?

Although we charge our phones every day, it actually costs less than you would think.

According to U Switch, we charge our smartphones for an average of 2 hours 40 minutes a day.

Charging smart phone

Charging your device costs just 85p per year (Picture: Getty)

This means that in the UK, the cost of charging a mobile phone is just 85p a year, on average.

You can pay more or less depending on how savvy a shopper you are, but that’s about the average.

How much does it cost to charge a laptop?

While charging our phones may be a bargain, charging our laptops isn’t quite as cheap – especially considering how many of us have been working from home over the past two years.

According to U Switch, charging a laptop for seven hours a day, five days a week, costs an annual average of £12.26.

It’s clear that charging a laptop is much more expensive than charging a smartphone – but it’s not all bad news for the technophiles out there.

Charging our gadgets costs nowhere near as much as using every household appliances, like fridges, kettles, and dishwashers.

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