Table 4

Comparison of affordability rankings of manufactured cigarettes

Country affordability ranking from present study*Country affordability ranking from Blecher and van Walbeek†
Most affordable (lowest RIP)
 RussiaRussia
 BrazilMexico
 ChinaPoland
 PhilippinesRomania
 UkraineBrazil
 TurkeyUruguay
 EgyptPhilippines
 PolandThailand
 VietnamTurkey
 MexicoChina
 UruguayVietnam
 RomaniaEgypt
 ThailandIndia
 BangladeshBangladesh
 India
Least affordable (highest RIP)
  • * Ranking based on RIP calculated as the Global Adult Tobacco Survey-derived median price paid for 2000 cigarettes relative to per capita GDP in PPP-adjusted constant 2009 dollars.

  • Ranking based on RIP calculated as the retail price of 100 packs of the most-sold brand as % of capita GDP for year 2006, as reported in Blecher and van Walbeek (2008).

  • GDP, gross domestic income; RIP, relative income price.