We’ve created this guide to help you understand the cost of a funeral and how they vary across the UK.
The cost of a funeral is made up of three main areas. Our guide gives you a brief insight into funeral costs in the UK.
The cost of a funeral can vary between regions, so depending on where you live will determine how much it may cost.
A funeral plan from Dignity lets you pay for your funeral in advance at today’s prices.
Your local Dignity Funeral Director will be able to give you advice and guidance on the cost of a funeral. If a loved one has passed away, we will support you at every step in organising a funeral.
The average cost of a funeral in the UK is £4,184. This is made up of three main costs:
- Third party costs
- Funeral director fees
- Optional extras
What can also make a big difference is the type of funeral service you choose and any optional extras you may include. A burial is more expensive than a cremation as there are more third party costs involved - the average cost of a burial in the UK is £5,033*, whilst the average cost of a cremation is £3,885*.
Speak to your local Dignity Funeral Director today to discuss funeral costs.
Where you live has an impact on the cost of a funeral. For example, if you live in London the average cost of a funeral is £5,235*, compared to an average cost of £3,222* in Northern Ireland.
The cost can vary depending on the amount of flowers you choose, the location of the wake, type of transport or coffin, or location of the burial or cremation.
There are several ways to reduce funeral costs. If your quote exceeds the budget you have allocated. Speak to your local Dignity Funeral Director today to discuss funeral costs in your area.
A Dignity Funeral Plan is a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront. It is practical, sensible and should be an essential part of your end-of-life financial planning.