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)
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.