Smoking has become a hobby and also a habit that many people enjoys. No doubt, there are many types of cigarette brands are sold in the market.
Apart from being a product enjoyed by various groups of people, cigarettes also turned out to have different prices. Some cities such as Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo even set the price of cigarettes more expensive than other cities in the world.
Cigarettes are no longer cheap today. In many countries, smoking is now considered an expensive vice, thanks to governments implementing harsher excise taxes on cigarettes.
To give you an idea how expensive cigarettes can be today, we came up with a list of the most expensive cigarette brands in the world.
Karelia is a Greek cigarette brand produced by Karelia Tobacco Company, the largest tobacco manufacturer in Greece.
Founded in 1888, the company exports its products to more than 65 countries worldwide. It is headquartered in Kalamata, Greece and produces both cigarettes and cigarillos, a small cigar.
Karelia offers different kinds of cigarettes, including Karelia Slims, Karelia Cream, and Karelia Blue. Known for their rich taste, Karelia cigarettes mostly appeal to men, though the brand also has a newly launched product for women, the Karelia Ome Superslims.
Perhaps the most authentic product on the roster is the George Karelias and Sons, which comes in a very distinct and classy package.
In some countries, Karelia cigarettes are actually pretty cheap, going for less than $5 per pack. But in most locations, the brand is among the most expensive premium cigarettes.
At CigsSpot.com, Karelia cigarettes are available for $3.70 per pack or $37 per carton.
Kent is an American brand of cigarettes owned by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the second-largest tobacco company in the US. The company is owned by British American Tobacco, producer of other popular cigarette brands such as Pall Mall, Dunhill, and Lucky Strike.
Introduced in 1952, Kent was originally being manufactured by Lorillard Tobacco Company. The brand was named after a former company executive, Herbert Kent, and was once the most demanded cigarette brand in Romania a few decades ago. Kent is notable for being the first popular filtered cigarette.
Known for their excellent taste and top quality filter, Kent cigarettes are available at CigsSpot.com for $3.90 per pack, with the most expensive being the Kent Convertibles, which are available for $4.00 per pack. Over at CiggiesWorld.ch, the most expensive pack of Kent cigarettes is priced at $6.60.
Produced by Philip Morris USA, Marlboro is one of the most popular cigarette brands in the world. The brand is known for its easily recognizable billboard ads, which typically feature a cowboy with a cigarette. The cowboy is commonly referred to as the Marlboro Man, originally conceived in order to make filtered cigarettes more appealing to men.
Back in the day, filtered cigarettes were considered feminine. But ironically, Marlboro was originally launched by Philip Morris as a cigarette brand for women in 1924.
Marlboro is also a common sight in motorsport events. A top sponsor in Formula One, Marlboro is currently partnered with Ferrari, a sports car manufacturer also commonly associated with the color red.
Marlboro offers different kinds of cigarettes, which includes Marlboro Red and Marlboro Lights, arguably the two most popular in the lineup.
Marlboro Red, in particular, is known for its rich tobacco taste and excellent burn, one reason why it’s the preferred choice of men.
At CigsSpot.com, all Marlboro cigarettes are available for $3.90 per pack, the same price range as Kent cigarettes.
At CiggiesWorld.ch, the most expensive Marlboro cigarettes, the Marlboro Vintage, are available for $9.80 per pack. And at Dutyfree.io, a pack of Marlboro Red goes for $4.50.
2. Nat Sherman
Nat Sherman is a brand of luxury cigarettes owned by Altria, one of the largest tobacco manufacturers in the world. Altria also owns Philip Morris USA, which means Marlboro and Nat Sherman are sister brands.
Named after its founder, Nat Sherman was established in 1930 and runs a flagship shop in New York City. Unlike most of the cigarette brands on this list, Nat Sherman cigarettes are a bit difficult to find in most places.
Heck, even online shops don’t always have them in stock – they’re not available at CiggiesWorld.ch, CigsSpot.com, and Dutyfree.io.
Nat Sherman cigarettes are notable for being impeccably smooth. They taste great and have excellent an burn.
Cigarette enthusiasts have remarked that Nat Sherman cigarettes burn longer than most brands, which more than justifies the expensive price tag that they come with. In most places, a pack of Nat Sherman cigarettes goes for around $10 per pack.
Manufactured by England-based The Chancellor Tobacco Company, Treasurer is hands down the most expensive cigarette brand in the world. It is also one of the most elusive. Cigarettes produced by the brand are made of nothing but the most premium quality materials.
Treasurer has a wide range of products available, including Treasurer Aluminum Black, Treasurer Aluminum Gold, Treasurer Luxury Black, and Treasurer Slims Black. The official website of the brand does not mention prices, so we don’t really know much about the cigarettes cost.
But based on the prices at Love2Smoke.co.uk, Treasurer is on the uber-expensive range, with the Treasurer Aluminum Black and Treasurer Aluminum Gold going for about $67 and $60 per pack, respectively. The brand basically dwarfs all the other brands on this list in terms of pricing.