Budget 2018 Excise Tax

There are two types of tax collected:

  • Excise duty
  • Value added tax (VAT)


  • A bottle of wine costs €10
  • A packet of cigarettes costs €12
  • A pint of 5% alcohol beer costs €5
  • Diesel costs are based on the size of an average Ford Focus car (55 litres)

Budget 2018:

  • 50c was added to the price of a 20 pack of cigarettes
  • No change in excise duties on alcohol, petrol or diesel

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  1. Sally Deasy 24 Oct 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Is it possible to get this infographic in poster form?I am a business teacher and it would be a fantastic classroom aid when trying to teach the budget.

  2. News Editor 25 Oct 2017 at 9:45 am

    Hi Sally,

    The designer of the infographic has informed me that it was not created in a high resolution, so unfortunately it cannot be made into a poster. You might find some of our other apps and infographics useful.

    Regards, Colm

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