How much electricity does a TV use? Plus how to calculate your TV's running costs

A TV on a wall in a neutral coloured living room
How much electricity does a TV use? It all depends on your model... (Image credit: Getty)

How much electricity does a TV use? The last thing we want to think about as we settle down on the sofa for the evening is how much watching a bit of television might cost us.

But with the cost-of-living-crisis and recent energy price hikes, working out how much electricity your TV uses is a smart move as part of host of energy saving tips.

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The annual cost of running a TV depending on screen size (Source: Which?)
Average cost per year40-43 inch 48-50 inch55-58 inch65 inch
Matilda Battersby

Matilda Battersby has been gradually repairing and renovating an Edwardian maisonette flat on and off for nearly a decade. She has written about homes and property regularly for the Evening Standard and Zoopla for many years. She is also a freelance journalist and editor for a number of different newspapers, magazines, brands and agencies.