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9 Best Cheap Cigars that Actually Taste Good: Updated For 2022

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Is there such thing as a cheap cigar that actually tastes good? Of course! While cheap cigars may not be your goal, that doesn’t mean you will have to break the bank. By cheap, we mean affordable, cigars that don’t cost an arm and a leg. With inflation raging, gas prices through the roof, and nearly every single everyday essential item higher priced than it was a year ago, some of us are looking for bargain cigars! And there is definitely no shortage of those.

In fact, unless you are the most discerning of cigar aficionados, you really shouldn’t have to spend more than $5 or $10 on a cigar. You’ll have a wide array of choices to choose from, whether you prefer a milder cigar, a medium one, or a more full-bodied one.

But without further ado, here is our updated list for 2022 of the best cheap cigars you can grab, that actually taste pretty damn good. All you need to do is choose your favorite cigar, light it using your favorite lighter, and blow smoke rings to impress others with your cool style!

Arturo Fuente Hemingway short story

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story

Although the title says 9, we couldn’t help but add this Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story to the list. Nearly the perfect size for regular enjoyment, this 4″ perfecto shaped cigar is the best $10 cigar you can find. A sweet and rich tobacco flavor that finishes with nice caramel and natural sweetness as it progresses. Whether you’re looking for a cheap but excellent cigar for walking the dog, or manning the BBQ grill, we’re sure you’ll be coming back to this smooth draw favorite, time and time again.


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Buffalo TEN

New on the list for 2022 is the Buffalo TEN, made by El Artista in the Dominican Republic. We really don’t know how they keep the cost of this cigar in the $5 range, but it is certainly one of the best cigars for the money. This is 6” x 50 box pressed toro with a Maduro wrapper from the San Andrés region of Mexico, a binder from the Dominican Republic, and sun grown filler tobaccos from The Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Columbia and right here in Pennsylvania. For the price, this hand rolled cigar is hard to beat!

arturo fuente 858 maduro

Arturo Fuente 858 Maduro

The 8-5-8 Flor Fina Maduro from Arturo Fuente hails from the Dominican Republic, and is a well balanced cheap cigar with a cured Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. It’s naturally sweet, the smoke is mild and well-balanced, with a mild cedary taste – making it the best value cigar for a daily smoke, whether a special occasion or just to relax.

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Manacudo Café Ascot 10/10

Macanudo Ascots are some of the most popular cigars in this price range. The Café Ascots are also from the Dominican Republic, with a wrapper from Mexico, and offer a mild, creamy smoke in a tiny package – great for when you are short or time, or just don’t want a whole large cigar. The body is mild, but the flavor strong, and the burn smooth and even.



Gran Habano #1 Gran Robusto cigars are rich rich, quality and smooth-tasting Honduran cigars. They are blended with mild Nicaraguan fillers, with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, for a smooth, relaxing smoke. A lot of flavor for a cigar in this price range; they’re thick, burn long, and are a perfect way to relax the evening away with a glass of rum or scotch.

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Oliva Connecticut Reserve Churchill cigars prove that a cigar doesn’t have to be full-bodied to be full-flavored. A silky Ecuadorian CT wrapper dovetails with Oliva’s hallmark Nicaraguan long-filler & binder center for a rich and creamy smoke that’s amazingly mellow. Great for new cigar smokers!

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Crafted in the Dominican Republic with an exquisite Madura wrapper and Nicaraguan binder, the La Gloria Cubana Serie R #6 Natural is a hefty with some serious flavor. It’s full-bodied and strong, dark and a bit oily, but remains a smooth, easy smoke for the evening time. It’s mildly sweet, with a nice earthy flavor.

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These cigars are some of the best you will ever find in this price range. They are made with premium tobacco from Cuban seeds, and put into Nicaraguan Habano leaf wrappers. They have a balanced, smooth taste with leathery cedar hints. Consistent well done, and a long, smooth draw. Good for an affordable, but still luxurious smoke any time.



Romeo y Julieta 1875 cigars are blended with choice Dominican long-fillers, rich-tasting Olor binders and exotic Java wrappers. The flavors are all well-balanced, slightly on the milder side, and maintain their smoothness from start to finish, with hints of cedar, oak, nuts and spice. Look for some coffee on the finish, and a bit of bay leaf and spice. These are longer smokes – though not all day – and the price makes them doable any time you’d like one.



Occidental Reserve Robusto cigars are smooth and appropriate for any time of day. The Dominican long-leaf filler is mixed with a Connecticut binder and wrapper.  These best-value cigars give a reliable, smooth smoke with buttered toast, a little bit of pepper, and sweet finish of mint and cherry. It’s a great smoke for any occasion or relaxing any time of day. And they’re downright affordable for the flavor and smoke they give.


Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial

Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial is a blend of Nicaraguan filler inside some dark, oily Broadleaf maduro wrapper. The taste is a medium-full, smooth and layered with notes of espresso, pepper, earth, and cedar, and even some wine oak. It’s a bold cigar with years of Garcia family history.


Ashton Small Cigar Connecticut

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This list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include at least one pick for the best cheap cigarillos! Ashton has been been making tobacco products since 1985. The Small Cigars Senoritas Connecticut delivers the classic taste of the Ashton Classic and Cabinet cigars in a cigarillo format, for a quick and easy smoke. The Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and Dominican filler provides this mild-to-medium strength inexpensive cigarillo with delicious almond, cashew, coffee bean and cedar spice notes.


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