Smokers are definitely having more difficulty coping with the prices in these 10 most expensive countries to buy cigarettes in the world. For some countries in the world, prices of cigarettes are constantly increasing. There are some places that price cigarettes are so high, they cost 10 times more than in other countries. This has caused a lot of complaints and a lot of problems for regular smokers. Some people have resorted to buying from other countries while others take advantage of illegal vendors who sell for a significantly lower price. There is actually a reasonable cause for this price hike.
Governments have come clean on the fact that the increase in prices and taxes for cigarettes and other tobacco related products is due to the fact that the number of smokers is increasing. The increasing number of smokers threatens a lot of citizens’ health and the increase of prices hopes to lessen users by discouraging them through high prices. You’ll notice that these prices are often paired with high costs of living. As such these high prices are more prevalent in the Top 15 Expensive Countries in the World- 2014. Interestingly, smoking was actually promoted a lot until research proved that smoking caused diseases like lung cancer.
These countries are ranked based on how much you’ll spend on average for a pack of cigarettes. You’ll find that some countries really push the prices to the extreme. Let’s find out more as we go through these 10 most expensive countries to buy cigarettes in the world.
Average cigarette pack price: $8.15
In Sweden, the preferred tobacco is the high-quality smokeless tobacco which increases the prices of cigarettes significantly. It is also heavily debated whether or not cigarettes should be banned in the country. Because of this retailers are taking steps and are not stocking up too much just in case the law changes.