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How much will your electrician cost in 2022?

2022 Electrician Cost Guide

For common household electrical jobs, knowing what you're likely to pay for an electrical repair, installation or report can help you plan and budget. Our annual electrician member survey answers the question of how much an electrician costs in 2022.

During normal working hours, a Dublin electrician will typically charge a call-out fee between €65 – €120 +VAT and an hourly rate of €60 – €85 plus VAT, parts and materials.

Outside of Dublin, hourly rates range from €60 – €70 per hour plus VAT, parts and required materials.




If you are seeking an electrician outside normal working hours or weekends then expect to pay approximately 20% more – however, if you have pre-booked an appointment, electricians tend to charge the standard day rate.

For bigger jobs, electricians will generally quote a set price including labour and materials. 60% of our survey respondents price and charge per job vs. 40% who tend to charge based on an hourly rate.


Electrician Jobs Cost Guide

To determine electricians' pricing averages, we have analysed our members' 2022 pricing survey feedback as well as thousands of electrical quotes provided to property owners across the country in 2021 from our Onlinetradesmen service.

These price ranges are estimates for labour only and exclude parts, materials and VAT. For an accurate price for your plumbing project, request a quote here from our network of qualified Electricians.


Electrician Costs

 Price Range 

 Average Price 

Electrician hourly rate €50-€70 €61
After hours/emergency rate €50-€130 €101
Call-out fee* €65-€120 €85


*75% of survey respondents charge a call-out fee.


  Install Light Fixtures Costs  

 Price Range 

 Average Price 

Standard fixture (existing wiring) €50-€80 €66
Exterior light fixture (existing wiring) €50-€120 €75
Recessed light fixture €50-€120 €85
New wiring for ceiling light €80-€175 €123
Replace broken light fixture €50-€100 €67


General Electrical Costs

 Price Range 

 Average Price 

Electrical switch €50-€250 €85
Electrical socket €70-€250 €101
Isolation switch €80-€280 €116
Upgrade or replace electrical fuse box €300-€1200 €748
Install home automation


Hot water tank repair €100-€500 €134
Video doorbell €80-€250 €132
Electric car charging station €700-€1300  €922
Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detector €65-€250  €143
Electrical Inspection Report €200-€800  €442


Bathroom Electrical Costs

 Price Range 

 Average Price 

Replace electric shower €120-€350 €173
New electric shower €400-€850 €584
Bathroom Fan €80-€200 €132
Bathroom speakers €110-€250 €147


House Rewire Costs

 Price Range 

 Average Price 

2-bed house €3,000-€10,000 €5,541
3-bed house €3,500-€15,000 €6,929
4-bed house €4,000-€17,000 €8,378


Ask The Expert

As many homeowners seek to maximise time spent outside, a popular addition to many Irish gardens is garden lights and external sockets. A member responded to this demand by quoting the cost of installing outdoor electrics which did not get included in the list of survey questions;

  • Garden light €100 per unit
  • External socket €150 per unit

* Prices quoted exclude parts, materials and VAT

Another member clarified the installation of electrical switches.

“Installing an electrical switch is a very broad statement. If a house is a single-story bungalow, with hollow walls and wall chasing is not required, then this job is extremely easy and should only take 1 to 2 hours. If the electrical switch is to be installed downstairs and the concrete wall requires chasing, conduit installed, floorboards lifted and returned, this job is a bit more difficult and would take around 5 to 6 hours. The difference in price between those jobs at my hourly rate would be €148 + materials and vat for the first example. €362 + materials and vat.”


A few members wished to clarify the concept of a call-out rate:

  • My call-out fee is included the first hour and then I charge an hourly rate thereafter.
  • Call out fee is charged for the 1st hour whether it is 1 minute or 59 minutes.

Please note: Prices quoted are averages only. To get an accurate electrical quote in your area, please submit your job to get electrician quotes from qualified professionals.



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Looking for a price to have a new fuse board put into a 3 bedroom house, the fuse board that is there at the moment is old, it's one that you have to twist the fuses in
9/24/2020 4:19:38 PM | Reply

@John fagan: Hi John - To get a FREE quote from a qualified and rated Tradesmen in your area, be sure to post your inquiry to https://www.onlinetradesmen.ie

9/25/2020 9:35:07 AM | Reply

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