Price of Tobacco in Costa Rica if Taxes are Avoided

The legitimate price of a pack of cigarettes in Costa Rica is $2.50 (1,300 Colons).

The price of purchase a pack of cigarettes on the black market in Costa Rica is reported to be $0.98 (500 Colons).

(What is the black market? Learn more here.)

Source:  “Black Market Cigarettes Proliferate in San Jose,” InsideCostaRica, February 10, 2012.