Table 1

Global cigarette prices, most popular brands, selected countries. Average price of 20 cigarettes on 3 June 1998

CountryPrice (US$)1-1501-152
Sweden1-151 5.73
United Kingdom1-151 5.51
Denmark4.44
Ireland4.35
Finland4.08
Canada (highest)4.04
France3.27
New Zealand3.31
Belgium2.89
Australia1-151 3.32
Germany2.97
Austria2.57
Netherlands2.30
Italy2.12
US current (highest)3.02
US estimated post-settlement (highest)3.54
Greece1.99
Portugal1.76
Canada (lowest)2.17
Spain1.26
US current (average)2.06
US estimated post-settlement (average)2.60
US current (lowest)1.67
US estimated post-settlement (lowest)2.20
  • 1-150 Prices and taxes are supplied by Treasury sources, as at 3 June 1998 for a pack of 20 of the most popular brand family, or for 20 cigarettes where the most popular brand family is not sold in 20s.

  • 1-151 Since 3 June 1998, prices have decreased significantly in Sweden (US$1.30), have increased significantly in the United Kingdom (US$0.75) and have increased slightly in Australia and in several American states.

  • 1-152 Exchange rates are from Bank of Montreal, noon exchange rates, 3 June 1998.