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Burial plots: Research shows wide price variations across UK

Published 12/08/2015

The typical cost of a burial plot was found to be £1,841 across the UK
The typical cost of a burial plot was found to be £1,841 across the UK

The average burial plot costs nearly £2,000 - but the price can vary by more than £1,000 across the country - according to research obtained from councils across major UK cities.

The typical cost of a burial plot was found to be £1,841 across the UK, the study by Post Office Money Funeral Planning found.

But looking at how the costs can vary, it said that a burial plot in Birmingham would cost around £2,815 for example, while one in Belfast would cost around £980.

Meanwhile, a survey of more than 2,000 people for Post Office Money Funeral Planning found that one in four (24%) hope their final resting place will be somewhere with a specific meaning to them, while a further 27% of people said location did not matter to them.

Men were less likely than women to consider their burial location as an important factor, the research suggested.

Nick Kennett, director of financial services at Post Office Money, said: "The cost of burial sites is likely to continue to rise as time goes on and the cost of land itself increases."

Average burial cost by city:

:: Birmingham - £2,815

:: London - £2,617

:: Norwich - £2,452

:: Leeds - £2,223

:: Edinburgh - £2,162

:: Glasgow - £1,980

:: Manchester - £1,870

:: Newcastle - £1,682

:: Liverpool - £1,620

:: Sheffield - £1,605

:: Bristol - £1,555

:: Southampton - £1,415

:: Nottingham - £1,360

:: Cardiff - £1,275

:: Belfast - £980

:: Average - £1,841

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