What is the cost of a funeral in 2020? Including breakdown.

The average cost of a funeral in the UK in 2020, including professional fees, a basic funeral service and a fitting send-off is £4,417 average funeral cost

However, every funeral is different, specific to each individual, which is reflected in each cost. There is a lot to consider when a loved one passes away. Below is a breakdown of average fees you should expect to see.


Funeral directors fee – Average cost is £2,687.

Doctors fee – Average cost is £164.

Clergy or Officiant fees – Average cost is £169.

Burial fees – Average cost is £1900. / Cremation fees – Average cost is £800.

Order of service card – Average cost is £88.

Flowers – Average cost is £184.

Limousine hire – Average cost is £313.

Reception or wake venue hire – Average cost is £245.

Catering fees – Average cost is £408.

Funeral Announcement – Average cost is £82 (or £19.99 with afuneralnotice.com)

*All the above statistics are taken from the ‘Cost of Dying Report 2020’ by ‘SunLife’.

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