Table 3

Affordability of cigarettes (relative income price (RIP))

BangladeshBrazilChinaEgyptIndiaMexicoPhilippinesPolandRomaniaRussiaThailandTurkeyUkraineUruguayVietnam
Manufactured cigarettesBidisManufactured cigarettesBidis
RIP*5.0%1.2%1.5%1.7%2.2%8.1%1.0%2.5%1.8%2.3%4.5%0.7%3.3%2.2%2.1%2.7%2.5%
  • * RIP is the ratio of the median price paid for 2000 cigarettes to per capita gross domestic income in PPP-adjusted constant 2009 dollars (PPP USD). Lower RIP implies higher affordability and vice versa.