Is direct cremation or burial more affordable?
The cost difference between direct cremation or burial is becoming more apparent, with direct cremations usually being thousands of pounds cheaper than traditional funerals.
The average cost of a funeral in the UK is now £4,484. The cost of funerals is set to rise further still, reaching over £5,000 by 2025.
Though the cost of a funeral can vary depending on the location, type of funeral service, style of coffin, and any extras such as catering for the wake, it’s clear to see how funeral costs can easily run into the thousands.
The average cost for a direct cremation in the UK is £1,554 - that’s £2,930 cheaper than the cost of the average funeral.
Direct cremation costs are cheaper than traditional funerals, as there is no need for extra expense such as hearses, embalming, funeral directors fees, flowers and coffins.
With direct cremations, you will only pay for collection & care of the deceased, administration fees, cremation in a simple, traditional coffin, and delivery of the ashes.
At Celebration of Life, our direct cremations start from as little as £950.