How much is a low cost funeral?
The cost of dying in 2020 is now around £4,184, according to SunLife’s latest report - that’s a 1.7% increase compared to the previous year.
Whilst the actual cost of a funeral varies from each funeral provider, it's safe to say that traditional funerals are costly for most people.
But how much is a low cost funeral?
Low cost funerals, or 'simple funerals', are a more affordable, no-frills approach to a traditional funeral - and typically cost much less. Simple funerals leave out the less essential services, and give you the most important services in a lower cost format.
There are several affordable options available, from direct cremations to low cost, pre-paid funeral plans.
But which is cheapest, and which is the best option for you? We explore those questions further below.
What is the cheapest option for a funeral?
The answer? Direct cremations.
Whilst direct cremations are not ‘cheap funerals’, they are an alternative to having a funeral. This alternative can be up to 60% cheaper than a traditional funeral.
Direct cremations are a cremation without a formal funeral service, meaning there are fewer expenses as there is no need for an expensive coffin, flowers or catering.
Find out more about what a direct cremation is in our recent blog.