Funerals cost between $7,000 to $12,000 on average. This value is expressed as a range because there are multiple factors that can influence costs.
Funeral homes charge different rates, so the costs mentioned may not be the same as what will be mentioned here. Your choices also matter. Not every charge is mandatory, and what you choose may result in your costs being below or above this range.
Most of these are optional, but no matter what style of funeral or burial method you choose, there will be a mandatory funeral home fee, which is typically around $2,195.
Body preparation costs are:
That is if you choose to have a funeral service and/or a viewing, in which you’ll have to pay for the venue and the staff for management. These costs are:
Other service-related costs include:
Transporting the body also factors in:
If you choose burial, related costs will be:
Your burial plot, headstone, and other cemetery charges are decided by the cemetery and are separate from the funeral.
If choosing cremation:
All of these figures are estimates, and your funeral home may charge a different amount for the items listed.
If you want a traditional funeral with a viewing, opting for cremation instead of burial will be the lower-cost option.
You also have the choice of getting a direct burial or direct cremation. Here, there is no embalming, viewing, or funeral service. Direct burials cost roughly between $2,515 and $2,765, depending on whether you purchase from an outside source or from the funeral home. Direct cremations can cost $2,000 at the lowest.
At Alvarado Master Agency, we take the stress out of funeral planning and covering the expenses. We offer a variety of life insurance plans that can help your loved ones cover all funeral costs so that you do not have to cut any corners when it comes to planning the funeral you want.