Life is unexpected, and no one knows when they are actually going to die. But do you know just how expensive death can be? In South Africa, a funeral can cost anything between R40 000 and R120 000 – depending on who you are, probably more if you’re Malema.
With a series of options available to you, religion aside, we give you a rundown of the actual costs of what your funeral could cost:
Want to go out with a bang? You could be looking at over R100 000, and then an extra R100 000 to rent a stadium for your mourners.
Feel like you want a more of an ordinary exit? A regular burial is estimated to cost on average R44 000.
Yes, these numbers do include costs like catering before and after the ceremony, livestock (your body), transport, flowers, and your casket.
Unfortunately, these costs don’t include your tombstone and headstone. An average tombstone costs about R7 000 and a headstone will set you back about R1 500. Undertaker fees will cost R4 500. You can then expect to pay another R4 000 for cemetery costs.
Thinking you’d rather be cremated? Here, you could be looking at spending an average R2 500 for the incineration and R200 for a very simple urn. Although this does seem like the cheapest option, you still need to counter in the cost of your ceremony.
We want to help you be realistic about the costs of a dignified funeral, and help you to give your family the time to mourn instead of worry about any costs. This you can do with funeral insurance, ensuring that everything is taken care of when you leave.
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