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The average cost of upgrading the electrical service in your home to 200 amps is about $2200. However, your geographic location may have a big impact on the cost of the project. Prices for labor and materials tend to be higher in urban areas, where the cost of living is higher. Use the information below to get a better idea of how much your panel upgrade should cost, depending on where you live.

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Prices tend to be the highest in major urban centers. The average cost of upgrading to 200 amp service in Baltimore, MD is about $2,500. In reality, this is only slightly above the national average. If you live in New York City, the cost will be much higher. The average cost of upgrading to 200 amp service in NYC is almost $3,100. This is a result of the high cost of living.

In Albuquerque, NM, our research team found that the average cost of an electrical panel upgrade is $2,163. In New Orleans, the average cost of a 200-amp service upgrade is about $2,080. You should expect to pay an electrician about $1972 for the same service in Savannah, Georgia.

In some areas of the country, you should pay a little less than the national average. This tends to be true in rural areas and smaller towns, but there are some exceptions. For example, the average cost of upgrading to 200 amps in only about $1,800 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Keep in mind that there are other factors that may impact the cost of installation. If you need to upgrade to 400 amps, this will be more expensive. Many electricians are available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency. However, the hourly rate they charge tends to be higher on nights and weekends. Another item to consider is permitting. In almost all cases, you will need a permit to upgrade the electrical service in your home. Bureaucracy and red tape may impact the project timeline.

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