[Global Times reporter Aoki] “there is a big gap in funeral expenses among countries!” According to a global survey of funeral expenses recently released by Sunlife, a UK based life insurance company, the average funeral expenses around the world are about 10% of the annual salary of local people, German weekly focus reported on the 20th. Among them, the highest proportion of funeral expenses in annual income is Japan, followed by China and Germany. < / P > < p > the study was analyzed and ranked based on the latest data from the OECD better life index. The researchers hope to understand the impact of funeral expenses on general family life in different countries. Compared with other countries, the average funeral cost of Japanese is about 300 thousand yuan, which is higher than that of other countries. Experts believe that this has a lot to do with Japanese funeral culture. The funeral expenses of China are about 37375 yuan, accounting for 45.4% of the average annual wage, ranking second in the world. The report is ranked according to the proportion of funeral expenses to local people’s annual income. If only according to the absolute cost, China will fall behind many European and American countries. Although the absolute cost is higher than that of China, due to its higher annual income, the funeral expenses account for 16% of the average annual wage, ranking the highest among European countries. South Africa, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the United States, Portugal and Croatia ranked fourth to tenth. At the bottom of the list is Russia, which costs 20200 rubles (about 1900 yuan), accounting for 1.3% of the local people’s annual salary. Poland (2.3%), Denmark and India (2.4%) were ranked second to last and third respectively. Other countries with low funeral costs are Hungary, Colombia, Estonia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Brazil. According to Kohl, head of the agency, funeral expenses in various countries are affected by factors such as traditional culture, overall cost of living and cost of funeral goods, and global funeral expenses are expected to increase in the future. According to the report, funeral expenses during the epidemic period have become a major pressure on families in various countries. But the emotional damage is greater than the cost, because many relatives and friends are unable to attend the funeral of the deceased. The article holds that the global funeral expenses account for 10% of the local people’s annual income on average, which is acceptable on the whole. In addition, countries in recent years have been promoting environmentally friendly funerals, helping to curb luxury funerals.