Planning your visit
Your overall costs
“£11,400 is a lot but you won’t have to pay cremation costs in the UK”
These costs are based on the assumption that two people will be flying from Manchester to Basel, that they will hire a car, stay two nights in two separate rooms at a mid-range hotel and that the friend or relative will return home on the evening of the third day. Their chosen end-of-life Centre will be Lifecircle.
|Preparation and assessment (paid in advance)||£2,600|
|Two personal medical consultations||£860|
|Completion of the AVD itself||£2,600|
|Swiss Registry Office fees||£440|
|Cremations and funeral director services||£2,150|
|Swiss VAT at 8%||£700|
|Hotel (2 rooms, 2 nights @ £130 each)||£520|
|Car rental and fuel||£450|
|Currency, cash and exchange costs||£200|
These figures do not include travel insurance, transport to Manchester airport, airport parking or any specialist transportation that may be required.
£11,400 is a high figure. The only consolation is that you won’t have to pay funeral or cremation costs in the UK. The average cost of a UK cremation is currently running at £3,885. A minimalist cremation service is just £900.
Since this section was written (in June 2022), Lifecircle has announced that it will be closing its books to new members from October 2022 onwards. Therefore, if you are not already a member, you have left it too late. However, if you ARE already a member then you will receive a discount of £600 for every year of your membership to date.Read Next Section >