Cigarette Tax Scorecard (2nd edition): Indonesia

This Policy Brief was written based on the findings of the upcoming 2nd edition of the Cigarette Tax Scorecard. The policy brief evaluates the cigarette tax policies in Indonesia. In 2020, Indonesia scored 2.38 points out of 5, which shows that there is significant room for improvement. The overall score is an average of the following components: the cigarette price, changes in affordability, the tax share of the price, and the tax structure used. Indonesia received 3 out of 5 possible points in the cigarette price and affordability change components. In contrast, the country scored only 1 point for its tax structure. The policy brief makes recommendations for the government to implement a more effective tax system that will improve public health while raising tax revenues. 

View the entire 2nd edition of the Cigarette Tax Scorecard here.

October 2021

Location(s): Asia, Indonesia

Content Type: Policy Brief

Topic(s): Tax and price, Tax levels and structure