Cigar pricing in Europe?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Candubrain, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Candubrain

    Candubrain Been here awhile

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    I'm doing a motorcycle tour of Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein in September.
    In Canada taxes on cigars and cigarettes are very high, so I normally buy them in the US.

    What are cigar prices in Europe like? Am I better bringing some with me from home?

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  2. Oyabun

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    Depends on your cigar consumption figures. Don't know the prices in Canada, but I can imagine that ot would be very similar to western europe.
    I usually buy my cigars at airport duty Luckilyfree shops. Istanbul airport is my favourite as it has a huge cigar shop and lower prices than europe. Probably this doesn't help you, but luckily you're traveling through borders (CA to Europe, and between Eu member states and Switzerland) which gives you the opportunity to buy tax free. Even better if you drop in to Luxemburg. I know that most of my German and Belgian friends go there to buy booze and tobacco products due to very low taxes on those.
    Hope this helps.
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  3. mADVta

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    Normally, Austria, Germany: 5-7 euros (so 5,5 - 7,8 USD today). Italy, Switzerland and Lichtenstein I don't know, but I would expect the prices to be very similar.
    The Central and Eastern Europe is cheaper (2-4 euros).
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  4. plumer1kt

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    A 30 gram pouch of "Drum original" rolling tobacco 7.60 Euro.
    A pack of Marlboro or Davidoff 4,60 Euro.
    Duty free out of the European Economic Area (Switzerland) ,half the above prices.
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  5. Candubrain

    Candubrain Been here awhile

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    Thanks all
    It does appear that pricing is similar.
    I think I'll bring my own and top up for my return home in Switzerland or Lichtenstein as they are at the tail end of the trip.
    Usually when on Vacation, one cigar a day if my wife doesn't catch me...

    thank you
    brian
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  6. bout2ride

    bout2ride Been here awhile Supporter

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    purchased my $20 padron cigars in the usa, when arriving in croatia the same cigar was $50!!!!! glad I brought a supply for 6 months!
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  7. nickguzzi

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    In most of the EU, smoking inside places with public access* is forbidden - so the rest of us have the freedom to not have to suffer smoke.
    So not in bars, cafes, pubs, restaurants and hotels (includes your room). Usually there is a terrace or a sort of box outside.

    *also places of work irrespective of public access.
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  8. Candubrain

    Candubrain Been here awhile

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    Thank you for that information. I may have to forgo the ritual, my lungs would probably enjoy the break
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  9. Laromonster

    Laromonster Lean, mean pacifist machine

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    i usually buy a case of quantanameras when in Greece, 3 euro each bought induvidually.
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