IT'S a subject none of us like to think about but a new survey shows that, in many instances, where you're from in Ireland determines the likely costs of your death and burial.
A total of 296 members of The Irish Funeral Directors Association were approached with responses received from 84 members.
Only counties with enough information provided were included in the county-by-county breakdown below.
Here's what the Funeral Price Index revealed...
The standard funeral cost is €4,062.
This covers removal and care of the deceased, embalming, removal to church/cemetery, hearse, funeral directors fee and coffin but excludes items such as a church offering, priest, music, obituary notice and the cost of a burial plot or cremation service.
Average cost of a standard funeral - county breakdown:
Average cost of a standard coffin - county breakdown:
The cost of a coffin can make a difference to the final funeral bill.
The cost of a coffin can make a difference to the final funeral bill. What’s described as a standard coffin is most affordable in Waterford at €1,177 and most expensive in Kerry and Laois - each costing €2,000.
Average cost of a burial plot - county breakdown:
A nationwide high cost of €32,000 was quoted for a double plot at a graveyard in Deansgrange Dublin - the same sized plot in Shanganagh, Dublin was quoted at €5,600.
The average cost of a plot is €1,908.
Average cost of disbursements - county breakdown:
These include costs for everything from a church offering, priest, sacristan, singer, organist, flowers, obituary notice, radio, doctors and coroners fee.
The cost of cremation:
Cremation costs were highest in Cork at €770, behind Dublin at €682 - with the lowest in Galway at €527.