Koosi
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Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:02 pm

Well, I'll be visiting Serbia soon and was wondering if I could score some cheap cigarettes there. I'm talking about international brands. Also, is there a fixed price (ie the same brand costs the same all over the country) or is it different from store to store?
 
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:37 pm

When I was there in 2010, a packet of Lucky Strike cost 90 Serbian dinar. They currently cost around 150 dinar though. The tax recently went up:

http://www.progressivenewsletter.com/view_news.do?id=29378
 
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:05 pm

Wow, thanks! I did find a similar figure online but it seemed too good to be true.
 
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:20 pm

Davidoff costs 180, Lucky 140, Winston 130... Most expensive are Sobranie at almost 2 Eur. Cheapest are some Serbian brands where a pack costs well bellow 1 Eur. A little bag of Domingo tobacco can be bought for 1.5 Eur. Hope that's enough information for you. The tax went up but didn't cause the increase of prices in local currency as much as the increasing EUR vs RSD exchange rate did. The cheapest cigarettes in Europe are in Russia.
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:18 pm

Hello from Belgrade!

Cigarettes in Belgrade are still cheaper than in the EU and the prices are the same in every shop.
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:53 pm

I love foreign cigarettes.. 150 dinar is how much in USA dollar?
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Hywel
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:20 pm

Quoting September11 (Reply 5):
I love foreign cigarettes.. 150 dinar is how much in USA dollar?

About 1.57 USD. But that's the price for the international brands, e.g. Marlboro, Lucky Strike, Camel. The local ones would still be less than a dollar a pack.

My advice to the the original poster: try and go to Bosnia & Herzegovina instead, you'll pay roughly the same price but there's no health warning on the packet  (at least it's in tiny font, and hardly visible).
 
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:08 am

Quoting Hywel (Reply 6):
About 1.57 USD....Marlboro, Camel

That is unbelieveable...packs here are starting to nudge US$20 in some places. Fairly sure we must have among the most expensive cigarettes in the world, and then we have plain packaging coming in soon too!
 
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:59 am

All the health campaign in Australia and others is just a pretext to make more money on the taxes and indirectly encourage the more profitable drugs consumption.
I have never seen such a crackdown on drugs as it exists now in some countries against the cigarettes. Better to forbid them completely if they were so dangerous.
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:13 am

Woow that´s very cheap, here in Sweden Marlboro or a pak Prince is close to 10$  

I think Norway have the most expensive tobacco in Scandinavia, not sure thou.

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Hywel
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RE: Cigarette Prices In Serbia

Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:44 am

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 7):
That is unbelieveable...packs here are starting to nudge US$20 in some places. Fairly sure we must have among the most expensive cigarettes in the world, and then we have plain packaging coming in soon too!

Check out this website, it's rather interesting:

http://www.cigaretteprices.net/

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