# How much would a person spend on cigarettes if they smoked 5500 cigarettes per year?

## Calculation to Determine Spending on Cigarettes

**Given:** Average pack contains 20 cigarettes and costs $6.28 per pack.

To calculate the amount a person would spend on cigarettes if they smoked 5500 cigarettes per year, we need to:

- Divide the total number of cigarettes smoked per year by the number of cigarettes in a pack (5500 / 20)
- Multiply the result by the cost of a pack of cigarettes ($6.28) to find the total spending.

Let's perform the calculation:

**5500 / 20 = 275** (this is the number of cigarette packets bought over the course of a year)

**275 * $6.28 = $1727**

Therefore, the person would spend **$1727** on cigarettes in a year.