Sir Elton John’s £6 million Woodside mansion is estimated to cost £49,139 a year in energy bills — with his 3,000-square-metre property putting him second only to the Queen when it comes to celebrity gas and electricity spending, according to Uswitch.com, the comparison and switching service.￼
The Rocket Man singer’s energy costs are one-and-a-half times the national average income, and more than 43 times the average household’s bill of £1,125 a year — which isn’t surprising since his 3,000 sq m home is 33 times the size of the average 90.18 sq m UK house.
Sir Elton could potentially save a staggering £13,744 a year if he moved from a standard variable tariff to one of the best fixed deals currently on the market.
Former Take That singer Robbie Williams’ ten-bedroom home in Holland Park, London, has the next biggest celebrity bill, costing an estimated £33,133 in gas and electricity. Adding to his power costs are a gym, home cinema, 22 bathrooms and a swimming pool. Naked Chef Jamie Oliver’s impressive Spains Hall home in Essex costs an estimated £32,875 a year in power bills, with the Aga adding to his expenses.
Other notable celebrity homes include Ed Sheeran’s collection of properties in Suffolk dubbed ‘Sheeranville’. A swimming pool, a pub and a recording studio all go towards making his energy bill an estimated £21,418.
The Beckhams’ £5 million Cotswolds home is modest by comparison to many of the others at a mere 770 sq m, and only costing an estimated £11,395 a year in energy bills.
However, the celebs’ bills are dwarfed by the costs of running 77,000 sq m Buckingham Palace, with the gas and electricity bill estimated to be £1,127,942. The energy costs are inflated by an estimated £28,663 bill to run more than 40,000 light bulbs.