How much does a funeral cost?

Help for your family when they need it most

When we die, we all want our friends and family to come together for a decent send-off. But it can come as a shock just how much a funeral can cost.

Did you know?...Average cost of a funeral

According to our research, the average cost of a funeral is now £3,757.*

 

*The Royal London National Funeral Cost Index 2018.

 

We have over 150 years of experience – we started in 1861 to help families give their loved ones the funerals they deserve and today we have a range of products that could help cover the cost of a funeral.

Funeral costs in the UK

Many people take out cover to help their loved ones pay for their funeral. What some don’t realise is just how much a funeral costs.

Funeral costs can vary in the UK. Select a region to find the average cost of a funeral in your area.

Region

The average cost of a funeral in the North East of England region was £3,623*

The average cost of a funeral in the East Midlands region was £3,472*

The average cost of a funeral in London was £4,838*

The average cost of a funeral in the East of England region was £3,752*

The average cost of a funeral in the North West of England region was £3,656*

The average cost of a funeral in Belfast was £2,950*

The average cost of a funeral in Scotland was £3,499*

The average cost of a funeral in the South East of England region was £3,639*

The average cost of a funeral in the South West of England region was £3,621*

The average cost of a funeral in Wales was £3,530*

The average cost of a funeral in the West Midlands region was £3,977*

The average cost of a funeral in the Yorkshire and Humber region was £3,744*

Some extra help, at no extra cost

In 2018, the average cost of a funeral in the UK was £3,757*

So when the time comes, getting that little bit extra towards your funeral would come in handy.

Add the Funeral Benefit Option to your Over 50s Life Cover for the contribution, as well as for expert support. With this option, leading professionals Dignity Funerals will take the worry of organising your funeral off your family’s hands, and give £300 towards the cost – just when your family need it most.

The Funeral Benefit Option is an extra way you can help your family by lifting a burden, both financial and emotional.

The Funeral Benefit Option is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or by the Prudential Regulation Authority.

*Royal London National Funeral Cost Index 2018

Over 50s Life Cover

With our Over 50s Life Cover, you can leave your loved ones money when you pass away, as a gift or to help pay for your funeral, from just £3.95 a month. That's only 13p a day!

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Funeral Plans

With your funeral plan paid for, you can get on with enjoying life. Our funeral plans can help you plan the funeral you want, so your family won't have to make those difficult decisions when you die. 

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