According to the Cost of dying report for 2020, South Africans spend on average about R26 875 on funerals, and the country is the fourth most expensive place on the planet to die in. News24 reports that this was revealed by research conducted on behalf of SunLife insurers in the United Kingdom, who look at average cost per funeral in 35 different countries and compared it with the average salary in each country to find out where the cheapest place to die in is. A release by the company said on Monday that “Germany is the most expensive European country to die, but it sits far below the costs of the more expensive Asian countries, China and japan, at only 16% cost of your overall salary.” Namibia is not featured in the report.