L Ren Posted 4 months ago Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies? It costed me about $5 to buy a pack of Marlboro in Minnesota, and the same year in the summer when I traveled to Honolulu, for same kind of Marlboro, it's $10. You are paying more than you think to Uncle Sam when you are buying a pack of smoke. I also come from China. Marlboro in China is about 10-15 RMB a pack, which is equivalent to $1.5-$2.