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Is Cremation Cheaper Than Burial?

Yes. Usually the cost of a cremation is much more affordable than that of a traditional burial.

A direct cremation can offer an even cheaper funeral option.


Cremation costs tend to be typically lower than burial costs, and this can be down to a number of different factors.

Savings on land costs 

A traditional burial gives loved ones of the deceased a place to visit and reflect on happy times, but more often that not, a burial plot is positioned right next to hundreds of other plots and it comes at a price. A higher price too, if you’re expecting the cemetery to look after the plot for you. 


On the other hand there is cremation. No burial costs, and the ability for loved ones to scatter ashes in places where happier times were shared. Somewhere to visit that is peaceful, and doesn’t require a down payment on a plot of land. The affordable option.

Funeral Director Fees

Using a Funeral Director for a burial will ultimately mean more fees. Funeral Directors put in a lot of hard work and hours to give you the service you ask for, and you will be expected to pay for this.


Then there are the traditional aspects that come with burial. Such as the hearse, embalming, casket, etc. Are these aspects important to you when planning a funeral? If not, cremation may be an affordable alternative. 

Direct Cremations can be even cheaper 

Direct Cremation is generally considered to be the cheapest funeral option in the market. 


A Simplicity Cremation starts at £1,095 for an unattended funeral although we do offer the option for up to 12 people to attend the direct cremation.


Our direct cremations allow families to celebrate their loved one in a way that is completely personal to them after the funeral has taken place.


This could be a BBQ at the beach, a picnic at the local park or a family dinner in the village pub. You have the freedom to remember your loved one in your own way.

Arranging a Simplicity Cremation


If you're looking for an affordable funeral and a Simplicity Cremation feels like the right fit for you, give us a call on 0800 484 0260 to arrange one of our direct cremation services. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.