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What Does A Funeral Typically Cost?

The cost of a funeral can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including where you live, the funeral home you choose, the type of service you want, and the merchandise you select. However, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) provides some estimates for the average cost of a funeral in the United States:

  • The median cost of a funeral with viewing and burial is $7,640.

  • The median cost of a funeral with viewing and cremation is $5,150.

  • The median cost of a funeral with no viewing and cremation is $3,150.

These costs can be broken down into various categories, including:

  1. Basic services fee: This fee covers the funeral home's overhead costs and includes services such as obtaining permits and death certificates, coordinating with third-party providers, and preparing and filing necessary paperwork.

  2. Transportation: This includes transportation of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home, and to the cemetery or crematory if applicable.

  3. Preparation of the body: This includes embalming, dressing, and grooming the body for viewing.

  4. Facilities and staff: This includes the cost of using the funeral home's facilities for the visitation, service, or reception, as well as the cost of the staff's time and services.

  5. Merchandise: This includes items such as caskets, urns, and memorial markers.

It's important to keep in mind that these are just averages, and the cost of a funeral can be higher or lower depending on your specific needs and preferences. It's also worth noting that there may be additional costs associated with the funeral, such as flowers, obituary notices, and cemetery fees.

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