Australia: How much Money are you Losing from Smoking?

If you’re a smoker, you’re well aware of the health risks associated with tobacco, but how about when it comes to your bank account? You may not want to think about it, but the truth is that your smoking is affecting not only your health but also your finances.

Let’s see Australia’s example

In Australia, the average cigarette pack is expected to be $40 come 2020. How much money are you losing from smoking? Here’s what can be purchased for around $40 in Australia:

  • Restaurant dinner: $20
  • Ticket to the cinema: $15
  • Sporting event: $20
  • Monthly gym membership: $65
  • Amusement park entrance fee: $14

Simply based on this small list, all in one day, an individual would be able to go to to the gym, take a trip to the theme park or sporting event, and finish the night off with dinner and a movie, all by sacrificing a total of about 3 packs of cigarettes.

It’s not going to get any better…

According to studies done by Tobacco in Australia, the price of cigarettes has skyrocketed 160-fold since 1940. The tobacco industry has taken a massive hit, and spiking the prices of cigarettes is their most effective means of recouping lost profits.

But if you’d really like to understand the depths in which smoking is burning a hole in your pocket, take a look at this smoker’s calculator. You may be surprised at how much you’ve already spent.

No one said quitting would be easy, but They also never said it’s impossible. You can do it, and we can help.