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Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Billions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Jan. 29, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2015    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name Philip Morris International Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001413329    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,549,347,456  
Entity Public Float     $ 124