Arranging a funeral is a difficult task, but when factoring in the cost, it can become even more overwhelming. The cost of a funeral can vary greatly depending on the location, provider, and services selected.
In this article, we will provide average costs for cremation funerals in the UK and offer tips for those looking to arrange a more affordable but still dignified send-off. This blog should assist you in making informed decisions when arranging a cremation for your loved one, or even in advance for yourself.
On average, how much does a cremation cost in the UK?
According to the latest Cost of Dying report by Sun Life, the average cost of cremation in the UK varies depending on the type of cremation service, and provider chosen.
In this report, the cost of dying, including funeral expenses, has been found to have risen by an average of 2.6% in the past year, with the average cost of a cremation now standing at £3,824. With the current rate of inflation, this price is predicted to rise even further in the coming years.
With many families in the UK hit by the effects of the Cost of Living crisis, this amount of money is often not affordable, nor realistic, especially if the funeral is being arranged at-need, without a prepaid cremation plan in place.
With prices for cremations varying depending on provider and service, arranging one on a budget can be a difficult task if not researched and compared properly. To help you understand the costs involved and make the right decision for you and your loved-one, we have collated a breakdown of all of the average prices and costs for each cremation service available in the UK.