Colchester is the cheapest place to die in
At least Colchester is the cheapest place for something – even if it is dying. According to figures from the Royal London National Funeral Cost Index, the town has the lowest average price for a burial – at £3,651. The most expensive area of the county is Basildon, with an average cost of £4,250.
Braintree returned a figure of £3,656 while the average cost of a plot in Chelmsford is £3,786. The average cost in Weeley is £3,794. Statistics were released as the rising cost of funerals are leaving many families in debt. Figures show one in four people get into debt by paying for a funeral while one in four have had to borrow money from family or friends.
But one funeral director is aiming to cut costs even more. Lee Jaschok, owner of Colchester-based Freedom Funerals, said: “A loved one passing away is traumatic enough for all of us let alone the rising costs of funerals giving a funeral burden that people cannot afford“.
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