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Cigarette Taxes in Europe

Today, Ireland and the United Kingdom levy the highest excise duties on cigarettes in the European Union (EU), at €7.57 (US $8.93) and €6.57 ($7.75) per 20-cigarette pack, respectively. This compares to an EU average of €3.09 ($3.64). In contrast, Bulgaria (€1.76 or $2.07) and Hungary (€1.96 or $2.31) levy the lowest excise duties.

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