Monthly expenditure on cigarette and bidi in India 2009-2017

During fiscal year 2017, Indians who smoked cigarettes spent an average expense of approximately 1,200 Indian rupees on it and those who preferred bidi spent approximately 285 rupees a month on it.
In order to discourage people from smoking, the Central Government, through its Union Budget, had proposed to increase the taxes levied on tobacco products from fiscal year 2020.

Average monthly expenditure on cigarette and bidi across India in FY 2010 and FY 2017

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Release date

October 2017

Region

India

Survey time period

August 2016 to February 2017

Number of respondents

74,037 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

Note: One Indian rupee is equal to 0.014 U.S. dollars and 0.013 euros (as of February 2020).

The FY 2010 survey period was not specified.

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