The average cost of a burial in Ukraine last year was 5.37 thousand UAH (nearly $200). This is 23% higher than in 2017, when the figure was 4,38 thousand hryvnia ($160), reports UNIAN referring to the Ministry of regional development of Ukraine.
The most expensive funeral cost the residents of Ternopil region — 9,6 thousand hryvnia (over $350). In Kiev the average cost of burial in 2018 amounted to 7.5 thousand hryvnia ($275).
The total cost provided in 2018 funeral services amounted to 2.9 billion hryvnias (more than $100 million).
We will remind, on January 19, the state Statistics service of Ukraine noted that the mortality rate in the country for 11 months of 2018 has exceeded the birth rate. During the reporting period, 100 dead citizens were 58 births.