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These are the countries with the highest tax on cigarettes in the world in 2014

These are the countries with the highest tax on cigarettes in the world in 2014

Astonishingly, Bosnia and Herzegovina emerges on top of the list of countries with the highest tax on cigarettes in the world in 2014, with 86 percent of the total price of cigarettes made up of tax.

Israel isn’t too far behind, smokers in Israel pay 75 percent tax on their cigarettes. Slovakia
come in third with 84.6 percent.

And yes, smokers in nearly all of the top 25 countries pay over 77% tax on their cigarettes.

To measure it we used the World Health Organization’s “total tax rate” — Total tax includes cigarette specific excises, ad valorem excises (percentage of the total cost), value added taxes, import duties and other taxes.

Here is the countries with the highest tax on cigarettes in the world in 2014:

CountryTotal tax on cigarettes (percentage)
Bosnia and Herzegovina86
Israel85
Slovakia84.6
Bulgaria84
Poland82.6
Turkey82.2
Estonia81.7
Finland81.7
Chile81.6
Greece81.6
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland81.3
France80.6
Portugal79.6
Slovenia79.4
Denmark78.8
Spain78.8
Tunisia78.1
Ireland77.8
Lithuania77.6
Hungary77.4
Cyprus77.3
Latvia77.3
Romania77.3
Belgium76.4
Italy76.1
Bangladesh75.6
Czech Republic75.6
New Zealand75
Austria74.9
Croatia74.8
Netherlands74.8
Serbia73.8
Singapore73.8
Germany73.5
Sri Lanka73.5
Egypt72
Costa Rica71.8
Luxembourg70.7
Thailand70.2
The former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia69.8
Argentina69.7
Sweden68.8
Morocco68.4
Norway67.2
India66.1
Mexico65.8
Uruguay65.6
Canada64.5
Brazil64.3
Japan62.9
Ecuador62.7
Ukraine62.4
Switzerland61.9
Pakistan60.7
Republic of Korea60.3
Malaysia59.8
Zimbabwe59.8
Australia58.4
Dominican Republic57.7
Panama56.5
Iceland56.4
Yemen53.7
Philippines53
Belarus52.7
Republic of Moldova51.6
Comoros50.8
Indonesia50.8
Russian Federation50.5
Colombia49.5
Kenya49.3
Guatemala49
Lebanon48.3
South Africa48.1
China47.8
Georgia47.5
Nepal46.6
Mongolia44.2
Armenia44.1
Fiji44
Jamaica42.9
United States of America42.9
Belize42.5
Bahamas41.6
Viet Nam41.6
Burundi41.2
Algeria40.9
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)40.4
Uganda40.2
Kazakhstan39.7
Peru39.5
Honduras38.1
Mali38.1
Senegal37.9
Gambia34.4
Uzbekistan31.1
Ghana28.3
Rwanda24.1
Cambodia22.2
Oman22.1
Zambia21.3
United Arab Emirates21.1
Sierra Leone19.7
Ethiopia18.7
Cameroon17.9
Azerbaijan17.6
Liberia17.2
Iran (Islamic Republic of)4.3

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