The Memory website has a fabulous breakdown of funeral costs that I wanted to share with you.
Here is one of the few charts you have compiled for reference to funeral costs. As you can see, this is an allusion to traditional funerals, funeral homes, coffins and other payouts.
When it comes to determining the average funeral costs, there are many considerations regarding the type of coffin, casket covering, vault, cemetery plot, grave marking, etc.
The funeral industry does not disclose funeral prices, and many funeral companies do not publish price lists. Nowadays there are more undertakers who disclose the prices of funeral packages.
According to the same National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) report, the median national cost of adult cremation and burial is $5,150.
The national median cost of a traditional funeral varies from state to state and does not include certain items due to state regulations.
The average cost of cremation varies between $1,000 and $8,000 depending on the state and service chosen.
The national median cost of an adult funeral with a visitor does not include a coffin or container, but instead uses cremation containers to return the ashes to the family.
Families can choose to bring their own container or buy one from an undertaker, bringing the median cost of cremation to $6,650.
The average cost of a funeral can be $9,000 or more, depending on small items such as flowers, transportation and headstone.
A cremation, for example, can cost between $2,000 and $5,000, while a traditional funeral or coffin ceremony can cost between $7,000 and $15,000 more.
While a cremation can cost twice as much as a funeral, there are various fees to be paid to the undertaker.
On the other hand, if you opt for a Catholic burial, the total nine meters, including burial in a mausoleum, can cost between $35,000 and $40,000. The moral of the story of funeral costs is that if you want to be buried in a certain way, you start saving now. Basic funeral costs start at $5,000 – $15,000 as the average price.
It is often said that the average funeral costs are around $6,000. Today, the average traditional funeral in North America can cost between $7,000 and $10,000 or even more. The cost of a funeral in Canada can be up to $1,500 or up to $20,000, depending on the family’s culture, values and preferences.
The cost of a funeral can vary greatly depending on what type of ceremony is planned. Funerals can be as simple as a private service in the family’s backyard, to extravagant ceremonies in cities and cathedrals with hundreds of attendees.
The cost of the funeral ceremony can be expensive due to the extra hands and personnel required and the coffin used by the deceased.
The most important thing is that the cost of a funeral depends on what is included in the ceremony. Funeral costs include basic fees for the funeral director and undertakers, as well as fees for other services and goods, usually in cash.
These include the cost of optional goods and services such as transportation of the remains, embalming and other preparations used at the funeral home, viewing ceremonies, commemorations, the use of equipment and personnel for burial services, the use of a hearse or limousine, coffins, outer burial containers, alternative containers for cremation and burial, etc
Undertakers will give you a detailed listing of the total cost of the funeral goods and services you have selected before making arrangements.
The General Price List (GPL) is a written, detailed price list of all items and services offered by an undertaker. It also reveals the legal, cemetery and crematorium requirements before you buy certain funeral goods or services.
A general price list (GPL) is your guide to comparing funeral costs in your area. The 2006 survey by the National Funeral Directors Associations found that the average base fee for undertakers was $1,595. Here is our rough guide to how much funeral services and products cost.
We can learn more about the average funeral cost by taking a survey conducted by the Funeral Service Association of Canada. The survey found that the average cost of a funeral in Canada that meets basic legal requirements is $6,000 and does not include coffins, cemetery plots or many other items.
The FSA conducted the survey in response to Canada’s $2,500 pension fund cap, which is not adjusted for inflation.
The cost of a funeral varies depending on where you live and the funeral service provider you use. The Canadian Funeral CFO points out that the funeral industry does not publish funeral prices and many funeral companies do not publish price lists.
Nowadays there are more undertakers who disclose the cost of different funeral packages.
There are two undertakers in Canada: Service Corporation with international brands such as Dignity Memorial and Arbor Memorial. Another undertaker operating in Canada is Park Lawn Corporation.
In general, cremation should cost about a quarter of the cost of a funeral. The cost of a one-way direct cremation in Canada starts at about $800 for cremation services, with additional expenses for obituaries, viewings, and funeral flowers starting at about $4,500. For a good turnout, the price of a traditional burial starts at about $5,000 and can go up to $15,000.
Traditional burials, including coffins, funerals and cemeteries, cost an average of $7,000 to $10,000. Cemetery costs for land, opening and closing the grave and headstones can range from $1,500 to $2,500.
In Newfoundland, Labrador, the average funeral cost is about $8,000 (not including cemetery costs), with land, markings, openings, and closing the grave adding up to $1,500 to $2,500.
My advice is that if you know the area of the funeral home and want to have your services done, you can do a few things to find out how much the cost will be.