How much does a funeral cost?

The average cost of a funeral today, including a casket, can run upwards of $7,800, not including cemetery costs. If you’re exploring the funeral planning process today, consider our helpful overview how to calculate the cost of a funeral.

  1. Part 1:Calculating the cost of a funeral
  2. Part 2: Calculating the cost of a funeral

Cremations, though less expensive, are also rising in costs.  The average cremation, including services, is about $2,500. With the rising costs of funerals, buying online is a great way to save money.

If you are making funeral arrangements, we recommend the following tips:

  • Plan as far ahead as is possible to give ample time for delivery of caskets and flowers.  Call customer service numbers (toll free) associated with the products, especially caskets, to confirm deliver time before ordering.
  • Consider buying a casket online to potentially save thousands in funeral costs. Caskets can be shipped overnight, and in most cases 1-3 days depending location.
  • Only purchase what you like, need and can afford.
  • Work with a licensed, professional funeral director to plan the funeral service and make sure all required state regulations and procedures are met.  The licensed funeral director is an expert and can be a great asset to assist in making arrangements.
The Average Cost Of A Funeral


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