Problem

Unmanageable cost of dying

Other Names:
High cost of burial
Burdensome price of death
Prohibitive funeral costs
Incidence:
A 1992 study on the prices of burial in Moscow show that a funeral service costs at least 3,500 roubles. Coffins, which were increasingly difficult to find, cost at least 2,000 roubles each. Many families were only able to afford the rental of a coffin from the church to the cemetery, where the body of the deceased is put into a plastic bag.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
28.04.2000 – 00:00 CEST