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How much does a funeral cost in your area? Funeral costs are rising at by an average of around 7% every year, according to the Sun Life Mintel annual survey of funeral costs. When you see these figures, you will begin to see just how important a prepaid funeral plan can be when someone dies, and cost is only a small part of the issues which have to be dealt with.
Just a very basic funeral with no flowers or other extras has risen in price over 70% in less than eight years. As at May 2012, a basic funeral will set you back £3,284 (average across the UK). Within five short years it is likely that funeral costs will have increased by nearly a further third. Not that we are suggest you contact us urgently before funeral plan prices rise too ;>) Typically funeral plan costs rise twice a year trying to keep up with funeral inflation, so the sooner you lock in at current prices the better!
Prepaid funeral plans are designed to ease this extra burden following a death, though some plans we review do not even achieve the most basic requirement of a prepaid funeral plan: paying for the funeral. If you are looking for a funeral plan, you can either take a gamble (for your family) on picking the right one. Or you can contact us for independent advice.
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A basic cremation in London costs an average of £3,411. Add in the fairly basic extras detailed below and the bill rises to a substantial £6120.
A burial in London with a service but no other extras pushes the cost to £6,082, add in the standard extras and someone is going to have to find £8791.
Once again a basic cremation with service is “just” £2,919. Add in the fairly standard extras and the bill rises to a whisker under £5,000.
For a burial in the South East, the average cost with just a service is close to four thousand pounds at £3,876. Go for the usual extras and this rises to nearly £6,000.
How much does a funeral cost in the Midlands?
A basic cremation in the Midlands is likely to cost an average of £2,761 (at least, it would have in May 2012.) With the extras the figure is a little short of £4,800.
For a typical burial in the Midlands with no trimmings you are looking at a little over £3,650. Add in the extras detailed below and that will rise by around £2,000.
How much does a funeral cost in the Yorkshire and Humber?
Basic cremation in the Yorkshire and Humber will set the family back about £2,850. The extras in this region are once again likely to add at least £2,000.
How about a burial in the Yorkshire and Humber area? Basic funeral will probably cost just over £3,500. The standard extras will add around £2,100 to the cost.
How much does a funeral cost in Wales?
In Wales, a basic cremation with a service costs around £2,850. In Wales, the extras are a little less costly at around £1,650, making a total of about £4,500.
The basic burial with a service in Wales is around £3,465. Add in the common extras and the total cost will increase to over £5,100.
How much does a funeral cost in Scotland?
Scots are likely to have to fork out cremation an average of £2,767 for a basic cremation with service, add in the extras and the funeral bill may rise by over £2,000.
The basic Scottish funeral including a burial may be just over £3,500. Once again the extras may be a bit over £2,000.
How much does a funeral cost in the South West of England?
A service plus a basic cremation in the South West will leave a little change out of £3,000 with luck. The extras in the South West are likely to be a relatively modest £1,700.
A burial in the South West will probably cost a little under three thousand five hundred pounds. The extras would move the bill up to a little over £5,200.
How much does a funeral cost in the North West of England?
A basic cremation with a service in the North West should leave some change from three thousand pounds. The extras would add a remarkably modest £1,100.
Similarly, a burial and service should cost around £1,000 extra.
How much does a funeral cost in the North East of England?
The basic cremation and service, a little under £3,000. Extras as detailed below a little over £1,600. A basic North Eastern burial and service should be a shade under £3,500. The extras will typically add £1,600 plus.
How much does a funeral cost in Northern Ireland?
According to the survey a basic cremation and service in Northern Ireland would be a little under £2,900 with £1,700 or so for the extras. Surprisingly burial in Northern Ireland seemed to cost only a few ponds more.
This is how the cost of Funeral Expenses worked out for the survey:
1. Funeral Directors Services including:
- Collection of the body (20/25 mile radius.)
- Care of the body.
- Making necessary arrangements; paying disbursements attending to paperwork, liaison with relevant parties.
- Chapel of rest for viewing during working hours.
- Hearse and single limousine with funeral director plus four bearers for family to and from cemetery/crematoria.
- An oak veneer coffin.
2. Funeral Service conductor: clergy, lay officiant or humanist.
3. Doctors fees for certification if required.
4. Cost of the cremation or burial
The details of additional funeral costs came through a market survey in May 2012. They are only a rough costs and will vary substantially in local areas.
Typical additional funeral expenses:
- Funeral Flowers
- Floral tributes at the funeral service.
- Death Notice: an advert placed in local, trade or even national newspapers so family and friends who have not been contacted directly can be alerted.
- Funeral Notice advert notice to inform family and friends when the funeral will take place.
- Extra Limousine: a single limousine is included in the basic funeral costs above, we have included an additional limousine with the extras.
- Order of service printed especially for the funeral as a keepsake.
- Memorial headstone, or perhaps a bench to commemorate a loved one.
- Food/drink for the reception after the service and perhaps the hire of a room.
Money advice service on funeral costs.