How much does a cigar cost?
Really depends on the brand of cigar. Hand-made cigars can range anywhere from $3.00-20.00 a cigar (rough estimate)
By clipping a cigar, you are simply removing the covered end in order to allow for air and smoke to be drawn through the cigar. You don't need to take very much off. A Cuban cigar roller once taught me to simply remove the cap of a cigar with my finger nails. This can normally be accomplished successfully, but you've got to be careful not to tear the wrapper.