It’s that time again in November when most Filipinos remember their departed loved ones. Others even travel in very far provinces just to commemorate All Soul’s Day.
Also during this season, Filipinos think about their own passing and assess if they’re actually prepared for it or not. Depending on one’s religion, there are different ways to prepare. But another aspect we can also look into is the cost of dying in our country. Simply put, magkano na nga ba mamatay ngayon?
Now, we don’t want to sound insensitive in considering death an expense. But if one doesn’t prepare for this kind of expense, it can add to the burden to a grieving family, right?
The cost of dying can range from several thousand pesos up to a million. Because this topic isn’t usually discussed, most Filipinos find themselves financially unprepared when faced with the inevitable.
To give you an idea how much funeral and other services usually costs, here’s our Infographic.
As you have seen, funeral costs vary depending on your preference, like the different types of cremation. So if you want to be scattered in the wind like what you see in the movies, you will have to allot more money for this. And if you’re planning to save money on a public cemetery, make sure that your family will be ready for this kind of recurring expense.
Losing a loved one can be very difficult. Having a plan when this happens will help provide security and peace of mind for your grieving family.
Uncomfortable as it may seem, one can start preparing for this today and ensure a peaceful exit for the benefit of the family members who will be left behind.