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Average Funeral Costs

The average cost for a funeral can range anywhere from $6,000 to $12,000 and more. The cost continues to rise each year, so even if you have purchased a burial insurance policy in the past, you may find that it is not enough to cover the cost of a funeral today.

Typical Funeral Costs:

  • Professional services.........................$ 1,595
  • Embalming.......................................$ 550
  • Other body preparations...................$ 203
  • Use of facilities / staff for viewing.......$ 406
  • Use of facilities / staff for ceremony....$ 463
  • Transfer to funeral home...................$ 233
  • Hearse.............................................$ 251
  • Service car / van...............................$ 120
  • Basic memorial printed package..........$ 119
  • Casket.............................................$ 2,255
  • Vault...............................................$ 1,128

Estimated Cost*.....................................$ 7,323


On top of these costs, there are other final expenses associated with one's passing that can add to the burden left on family members.

Your Choices Are:

  • Rely on family and friends
  • Spend money that was meant for a spouse or other family members
  • Borrow money from a bank

  OR

You can plan ahead for the costs of your burial and other final expenses by getting an affordable final expense plan. We work with several burial insurance carriers to make sure that you get the most affordable rates. Even if you have health issues, we can help. Get a free quote today to compare rates for your particular needs.

*National Funeral Directors Association, 2008

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