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. According to the Money Advice Service, a typical burial using a funeral director will cost you, on average, £4,257; for a cremation, the average is £3,311. 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.