How much is smoking costing you? Use the calculator at the bottom of this page to find out.
- In 2016, a packet of 20 cigarettes costs over $20. If you smoke a pack a day you will be spending more than $7,400 a year on cigarettes alone.
- In 2016, a typical 30g packet of loose tobacco costs around $47. Those that buy a pouch a week would spend more than $2,500 a year on tobacco, filter tips and papers.
- How much is smoking costing you? Use this calculator to find out.
- A healthier smokefree population overall will have better economic gains from increased productivity because people are healthier, have fewer absences due to sickness - especially in winter and time savings from time previously spend on smoke breaks.
- According to the New Zealand Census, there were 463,000 smokers in 2013.
- The New Zealand government gained a total of over $1500 million in tobacco excise tax (excise tax is built in to the cost of a product) in the 2014/15 financial year.
If you quit it's like giving yourself a pay rise – you can spend the extra money on whatever you choose. You might like to treat yourself to something special with the money you've saved. This is how much extra food you can put in your trolley if you decide to quit smoking.
How much is smoking costing you? Use this calculator to find out. Simply enter the number of cigarettes per day you smoke, the amount of cigarettes per pack and the cost per packet. You can also change the calculator for loose tobacco, pipes or cigars.