is the world’s most expensive country in which to be a smoker, with one pack alone tearing a hole of almost US$20 in an Australian smoker’s wallet. Australia's neighbor New Zealand is almost as pricey with a 20 pack of Malboros costing upwards of US$18. The third most expensive country in the ranking was Ireland, where the identical pack costs the equivalent of US$13, according to Numbeo.
While the most expensive countries in the raking stayed the same since 2018, the United States moved ahead of Germany when it comes to cigarettes prices. The UK was still far ahead of the U.S., with Brits paying the fifth-highest price for cigarettes.
Australia’s, as well as New Zealand’s smokers, are probably jealously eyeing Pakistanis. There, they could get more than 20 cancer sticks
for the price of one, meaning that Australians pay as much for a single smoke as Pakistanis do for a whole pack.