Table 3

Cigarette prices in real 2019 international PPP dollars: descriptive statistics

Tax structureSpecificMixedAd valorem
UniformTieredUniformUniform
CountryThe GambiaUgandaTanzaniaBotswana
(specific plus ad valorem)
Kenya
(minimum specific floor)
CameroonEthiopiaNigeriaSenegal
n712322221302326275405288165
Mean3.502.923.388.942.842.012.322.802.93
Median4.142.762.679.373.062.342.723.212.23
SD1.141.271.343.580.820.991.161.341.57
Coefficient of variation0.320.390.400.400.290.490.490.480.53
Skewness−0.841.05−0.12−0.54−0.220.691.140.481.08
  • Sample sizes do not add up to the sample sizes derived in table 1 because in this table consumption weighted price data are reported. Not all respondents who reported cigarette prices (as shown in table 1) reported on their cigarette consumption.

  • PPP, purchasing power parity.