Average funeral cost rises by 4.7% in 2023, SunLife finds

The Cost of Dying report showed that burials, which make up 27% of all services, remain the most expensive type of funeral, with the average cost up 5.9% to £5,077

After two years of lower funeral costs – in part due to the pandemic – prices are on the rise again, as 2023 saw the average funeral cost rise by 4.7% to £4,141, according to the 20th edition of SunLife’s Cost of Dying report. 

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