Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price rose to 48.1% in Costa Rica in 2016

Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price (%)
Tobacco | Costa Rica | December 27, 2018
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Price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price reached 48.1 % in 2016 in Costa Rica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.394 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 48.1 % in 2016 and an all time low of 27.1 % in 2010. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in Guatemala amounted to 33.9 %, 29.9 % in Honduras, 27.1 % in Nicaragua and 66.1 % in Panama in 2016.

Costa Rica has been ranked 64th within the group of 164 countries we follow in terms of price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price.

Price of Cigarettes (As % of Average U.S. Price) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Belize % 43.7% 42.4% 41.2% 40.7% 40.1%
Colombia % 17.8% 19.4% 20.9% 21.1% 21.2%
Costa Rica % 27.1% 35.2% 42.8% 45.3% 47.7%
El Salvador % 30.6% 31.4% 32.1% 32.1% 32.1%
Guatemala % 29.7% 29.6% 29.5% 31.2% 32.9%
Honduras % 25.0% 27.1% 29.0% 28.3% 27.6%
Mexico % 41.4% 45.6% 49.6% 52.5% 55.4%
Nicaragua % 22.7% 21.0% 19.4% 21.8% 24.1%
Panama % 56.8% 59.2% 61.4% 64.9% 68.2%
USA % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%