Burial costs in the UK
How much does a burial cost? Find out what costs are involved when arranging a burial funeral for your loved one.
Burial costs in the UK can vary significantly depending on:
- Location of the cemetery or burial ground
- Types of services you choose for the funeral
- Additional costs including choice of flowers, coffins and a wake
How much does a burial cost?
The average cost of a burial in the UK is £5,000. This comprises burial charges, minister or celebrant fees, and funeral director fees. The infographic below provides a detailed breakdown of all burial costs and how burial fees vary significantly across the UK.
Dignity's National Funeral Cost Survey is based on a sample of funeral directors across the UK.
Additional factors that may affect burial costs in the UK
If you choose a burial service for your loved one, the overall cost of the funeral will be determined by who arranges it; whether you arrange the funeral service yourself, or if you wish for a funeral director to arrange it for you.
Our Funeral Directors will be responsible for arranging the funeral, allowing you and your family time to grieve. Their duties include:
- Bringing your loved one into our care
- Caring for your loved one in our climate controlled facilities
- Preparing and transporting the deceased to the cemetery or burial ground on the day of the funeral
Your Funeral Director will also ensure all of the necessary forms are completed to allow the burial to be conducted. Find out more about what a funeral director does.
Talk to your local Funeral Director about burial costs in your area
Your local Dignity Funeral Director will help arrange a burial funeral for your loved one. Contact us to find out more about local burial costs.
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