Economic Scene The average citizen of Nepal consumes about 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a year. Cambodians make do with 160. Bangladeshis are better off, consuming, on average, 260. Then there is the fridge in your kitchen. A typical 20-cubic-foot refrigerator - Energy Star-certified, to fit our environmentally conscious times - runs through 300 to 600 kilowatt-hours a year.