One of the most common questions we hear from people new to Cigar World, or if they’re trying to buy a special gift for a cigar-loving someone is, “how much do cigars cost?” Now, hand rolled cigars normally can carry a fairly wide price range from about $2 to around $20 per cigar.
Before your jaw drops, we understand, that’s a huge price difference, and there are many many factors that can cause it to fluctuate. From the brand itself, to the cost of materials, to the climate, amount of labor, the intricacies of packaging, and the rarity of the cigar. But don’t fret, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great cigar.
That’s why the Cigar World team put together this extensive guide around how much cigars cost, so you can always get the best cigar for you no matter your budget.
Cigar price guide: $2 to $5 cigars
Just because you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a cigar, doesn’t mean that you won’t have a vast range of options at your fingertips. When you spend between $2 and $5 per cigar, you’ll have your choice from high-quality bundle packs and closeout deals sure to not disappoint. Anyone new to cigars should experiment here. Heck, even if you’re not new to cigars, you should be checking out $5 stogies to see what you can find.
These popular brands all produce cigars that start under or around $5 per cigar.
- Arturo Fuente
- La Aroma de Cuba
Cigar price guide: $5 to $10 cigars
When your budget goes up just a little bit, to around the $5 to $10 mark per cigar, this is where things really start to get interesting. At this price point, you’ll never have to wait for brands you want or have heard about to go on sale because there are a ton of major brands and blends that start in this price range.
Not only will you be able to afford classic cigars from Ashton, CAO, Macanudo, Fuente, Partagas, and Padron, you’ll also find many Cuban-legacy brands like Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta within the $5 to $10 mark.
For anyone new or familiar with cigars, this is an excellent price range for outstanding quality meeting an incredible price point. And, if you’re looking for some of the best deals on inexpensive cigars, check out our blog here on 9 cheap cigars that are actually money.
Cigar price guide: $10 to $20 cigars
Now, we’re getting to the really really good stuff. At a $10 to $20 price point, you’ll find some of the highest-rated and top-ranked premium cigars in the industry. They’re almost certain to deliver a superior taste, aroma, construction and consistency due to the quality of tobacco, and the time spent to harvest, cure and roll the cigar.
Not any brand can get away with throwing a $10 price tag on a cigar either. Only the makers of the most iconic, in-demand cigars can make prices north of $10 work. And, it took them years upon years to build an audience that recognizes the quality of the cigar they’re getting for that amount of money.
If you’re looking to treat yourself now or in the near future, check out these price points for premium cigars.
Cigar price guide: $20+ cigars
Once you’ve crossed the $20 threshold for a premium cigar, you either know exactly what you’re getting into or you’re likely buying a cigar for someone who has very sophisticated tastes.
Typically, over $20, you can expect that cigar’s tobacco is incredibly rare. And rarity aside, that cigar’s tobacco will more than likely have been fermented and aged for several years if not over a decade. On top of that, there’s a great chance this cigar passed through many more hands to make the final product when compared to lower priced cigars. So, that additional labor cost will elevate the suggested retail price.
Cohiba and Davidoff cigars, in addition to the Ashton ESG and Arturo Fuente Opus X all fit into this category.
If you’re looking for some of the most expensive cigars out there, explore our Cigar World blog on the most expensive cigars here.