Funeral insurance products require you to keep paying your premiums or they are no longer going to cover you. With a prepaid funeral you avoid that.
Want to see which choice is right for you?
Compare the cost of an average prepaid funeral with the cost of funeral insurance in a few easy steps with our online tool.
Compare the funeral costs of a prepaid funeral plan, funeral insurance and no protection in a few simple steps.
Please note: the figure of $6,500 is for comparison purposes only. As there are a wide range of funeral choices, your prepaid funeral plan may be less or more expensive based on the choices you make.
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With a prepaid funeral plan you pay for your future funeral service today, all at once or in easy to manage instalments.
With funeral cover from an insurance provider you pay a monthly premium until you pass away in order to benefit from the insurance pay out.
This sum is indicative of what your funeral spend entered above would be after inflation at the time of your estimated life expectancy.
The default figure of $6,500 is for comparison purposes only. This value is an estimated average based on estimates from ASIC - average price quoted for a funeral can begin from $4,000 to $15,000 (https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/life-events-and-you/over-55s/paying-for-your-funeral).
As there are a wide range of funeral choices, your Prepaid Funeral Plan may be less or more expensive based on the choices you make. The cost of a prepaid funeral will vary depending on the inclusions within the agreement. Any services required in addition to the original agreement may incur extra costs.
Funeral insurance figures are based on averages of funeral insurance rates across the market, from 22 products through 9 insurers, and averages have been taken across each segment of the market weighted by the market share of each product. The calculator, including the default assumptions adopted, has been prepared by Rice Warner Pty Ltd (Rice Warner). Rice Warner has advised the default assumptions adopted are reasonable as at 26 April 2018.
The default cover amount and funeral insurance results take into account your life expectancy, the effects of inflation, and is an average of funeral insurance rates across the market.
The calculations and results produced by the calculator are for illustration purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for any specific financial advice you may obtain. You should not make any financial decisions based on this calculator without first consulting your licensed financial adviser.
The one off payment figure in the calculator is based on the effects of inflation, given the purchase of a funeral at the time of your death (calculated based on the assumption you die at your life expectancy).