As of today, cigarettes in Serbia are, on average, ten dinars more expensive per pack, due to the excise tax, so the cheapest costs 310, and the most expensive around 600 dinars.

Since the excise calendar was adopted at the end of 2020, the price of cigarettes has gone up twice a year, on average by 10 dinars each. One price increase was at the beginning of the year, while the second, last one was in July last year.

The increase in cigarette prices due to the excise tax will last until 2025. A proportional excise tax of 33 percent is charged on the price of cigarettes, which should remain unchanged in the following years.

Value added tax (VAT) is added to all of this, so due to increased state levies, manufacturers increase prices.

The aim of increasing the excise tax is to align with EU standards, according to which by 2025, instead of the current 70, the state should earn at least 90 euros per 1,000 cigarettes, or 1.8 euros per pack.

In Austria, the average price per pack is 5.1 euros, in the Czech Republic 3.53 euros, in Hungary 3.9 euros, in Slovenia 3.69 euros, and in Italy 4.9 euros, while in Bulgaria it is 2.5 euros, and in Ireland nine euros.

And the amount of excise duty on liquid for filling electronic cigarettes will be increased by one dinar per millimeter.

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