The newest Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad model is priced at about $500, but the annual cost of charging it will only come to $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute.
That’s less money than the price of a mocha from Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) or a “Happy Meal” from McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD). But how does the price compare to keeping the juice flowing in other electricity-dependent devices and appliances? The Associated Press shared a few examples.
- A 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb: Costs $1.61 a year
- Desktop PC: Costs $28.21 a year
- A standard refrigerator: Costs %65.72 a year