By: Lynn Arave, Standard Examiner
Ogden Utah, USA

How much do full-time missions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really cost?
The LDS Church has a standard $400 monthly “average” and equalized cost levied for all single young men and young women who serve full-time missions.

Here are the MOST EXPENSIVE LDS Missions:

1. England London South, $4,020 month.

2. England London, $3,970.

3. Bermuda, $3,770.

4. New Zealand, $3,720.

5. England Manchester, $3,680.

6. Alaska, $3,670.

7. England Leeds, $3,640.

8. New York South, $3,480.

9. Alpine (German-speaking Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Liechtenstein), $3,470 each.

10. (tie) Hawaii, Canada Toronto and Brisbane Australia, $3,420 each.

* Based on senior couple missionary costs.

​Here are the LEAST EXPENSIVE LDS Missions:

1. Peru Cusco, $1,340 month

2. Philippines Naga, $1,360

3. Peru Trujillo, $1,420 month.

4. Philippines IIoilo, $1,470.

5. Mexico Tijuana, $1,490.

6. Chile Santiago North, $1,510.

7. Mexico Mexico City North, $1,590.

8. (tie) Brazil Fortaleza East and Mexico Monterrey West, $1,620 each.

10. (tie) Peru Lina North and Philippines Laoag, $1,640.

* Based on senior couple missionary costs.

​Reflecting on the above costs, note that four of the top seven most expensive missions are in England.

In fact, southwest England (containing most of the former England-Bristol/England SouthWest Mission) is the most expensive mission on the planet.

Know why UK missions are expensive, and why Philippine and Latin America Missions are the most inexpensive here: Standard Examiner
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