What are the typical expenses for a funeral?
A key factor will be what sort of funeral you decide on having e.g. cremation or burial. Depending on your choice you’ll need to factor in costs for transportation, a ceremony and then a burial or cremation plot. If you simply want to take the stress out of all the arrangements, then you might want to use the services of a funeral director.
Funeral directors can be costly – with a cremation, their fees are usually more than 70% of the total cost and with a burial it’s about 55%. A typical burial using a funeral director will cost you on average £4,100; for a cremation the average is £3,300. This will include care and transportation of the deceased as well as a simple ceremony.
Funerals don’t have to be organised by a funeral director, you can of course plan and organise a funeral independently for a loved one. It does mean you’ll have to consider everything though such as transportation to the crematorium, organising a ceremony as well the dealing with the leasing of the burial plot or crematorium fees.