Something many of us never consider is the cost of a funeral. Death is not something we like to think about and as a result associated costs are not always addressed and this can cause real problems. Because funerals are expensive.
When someone close to passes you do not want to have to be worried about money do you? SunLife have produced this infographic that looks at the average cost of a basic funeral in the UK today.
It is shockingly expensive isn’t it (particularly in London) and is set to continue to rise. It has increased by 2.9% from 2014.
So what exactly are you paying for?
The cost of a funeral, is made up of the fees for the cremation or burial, the funeral director, the doctor and the person conducting the funeral.
There is a huge gulf in burial costs between regions (almost £3000 between London and Northern Island) but cremation costs are on a par across the country and significantly cheaper.
The UK average price for a burial is £4,104 and the average price for a cremation is £3282.
Making plans to cover your funeral costs may seem morbid to think about but actually it’s really sensible and will remove a weight of worry for those left behind. Funeral plans really do help families and are our last financial responsibility in some ways but an important one to take care of.