The 2019 Health Care Cost of Smoking in Indonesia

This Report was written by the Center for Indonesia's Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI) in Indonesia. The Report estimated the health care costs of tobacco use in Indonesia to be between Rp 17.9 trillion and Rp 27.7 trillion in 2019, or between 0.1% and 0.2% of the GDP, respectively. These figures are much higher than the amount that is earmarked from tobacco revenue for the health care system, suggesting that these costs are a significant burden on the country. Specifically, these costs fall on the the Social Security Agency for Health and the national health insurance program and negatively impact their sustainability. The report recommends policy interventions to reduce the prevalence of smoking and earmark revenue from tobacco more effectively. 

A Policy Brief based on the report can be found here

June 2021

Location(s): Asia, Indonesia

Project: Think Tanks Project: Accelerating Progress on Tobacco Taxes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Content Type: Report

Topic(s): Economic consequences, Health consequences, Healthcare costs, Tobacco use

Authors(s): Yurdhina Meilissa, Dhanie Nugroho, Nurul NHW Luntungan, Teguh Dartanto, Ph.D.