High cost of dying in South Africa


By Duncan Guy Time of article published4h ago

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Durban – South Africa is the fourth-most expensive country in which to die.

Average funeral costs, compared with people’s salaries, are higher only in Japan, China and Germany, according to work carried out by Britain-based insurance company SunLife.

It said the global average price for a send-off was 10% of an average salary.

“The average cost of a funeral in South Africa is about R26875, which is 13% of the average salary according to the latest figures from the OECD Better Life Index,” read a SunLife…



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