Cigar Czars


How to Compute the Volume of
Parejo Shaped Cigars

Most cigars have a parejo shape, meaning that they are shaped like a cylinder. This makes it easy to compute the volume of various sizes of cigars for comparison, and determine which of two or more cigars having different dimensions is actually larger. Stated more accurately, volume is a measure of a parejo shaped cigar's capacity to contain tobacco. This does not account for a cigar's density nor weight, only its volume.

The formula to compute the volume of a cylinder shaped parejo cigar is V=r2h. This formula does not work for figurado cigars having more unusual shapes, such as a Torpedo or Perfecto. Before dusting off your old scientific calculator to compute the volume of cigars that you would like to compare, we have already done the math below. Just plug in a couple of numbers to our online wizard and obtain the volume of any parejo shaped cigar. As you should already be aware, the size of a cigar is indicated by its length (in inches) and ring gauge. Ring gauge is simply a measure of a cigar's diameter expressed in 64ths of an inch. For example, a cigar measuring 6 x 60 has a length of six inches and a ring gauge of 60 (or a diameter of 60/64th of an inch).

I've been smoking some very large cigars lately, and was wondering which one was actually the largest. Here are their dimensions and computed volumes. These sizes are interesting to compare, especially the 6 x 80 vs the 8 x 60.

LengthRing GaugeComputed Volume

It would also be interesting to compute the volume of each cigar in a particular line before purchasing. Does a particular shorter fatter Robusto have more volume than a particular longer thinner Churchill? Of course, volume may not be the most important consideration when selecting which size cigar to buy, but it still provides an interesting comparison.

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Calculate Cigar Volume

Ring Gauge:
(Cubic Inches)
* No fractions of inches. Use decimals. Examples:
6 1/4"= 6.25
6 1/2" = 6.5
6 3/4"= 6.75

Cigar Volume