How Much Does The Average Funeral Cost?

The average cost of a funeral in 2022 is between $7,000 and $9,000, but with additional expenses like cemetery costs, it can be upwards of $11,000. Here’s what you need to know.

Average Cost By Services

You can adjust the cost of your funeral by deciding on different funeral service options. The best way to do that is by knowing the cost of your main funeral expenses:

  • Cremation with a traditional funeral service, where the casket is present and you have a visitation, is typically between $7,000 and $9,500.
  • Cremation with a memorial service, which sometimes takes place after the cremation, and therefore the casket is not present and there is no visitation, is between $4,000 and $6,000.
  • Without a funeral or memorial service and with a cremation, you will pay between $750 and $4,500.
  • Burial with a traditional funeral service, with a visitation where the casket is present, is between $12,500 and $17,500.
  • Burial with a memorial service, without a casket or visitation, is between $11,500 and 15,500.

Know What You’re Paying For

With the structure of your funeral in mind, you can also estimate and adjust your cost by identifying specific services and items you will be paying for:

  • Plot or niche costs vary by the cemetery and by the location within a cemetery. You can expect to pay between $1,000 and $4,500.
  • Burial vaults don’t prevent decay, as many people believe. While they may be your choice for burial, a grave liner or simple concrete vault may be sufficient but cost less if that’s your concern. You can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $5,000.
  • Grave markers or headstones cost between $1,000 and $3,000. A simpler stone can be less than $1,000. You can buy from the cemetery or a monument dealer and also compare pricing to get the best deal.
  • Caskets can be purchased from your funeral home or a casket dealer in person or online. You can also rent a casket for a traditional funeral that will be followed by cremation. Caskets cost between $2,000 and $10,000 or more.
  • More than one viewing adds to your costs, but you can opt to have one viewing on the same day as the funeral to save money. Typically, viewings cost between $500 and $1,000.
  • The ceremony will cost between $1,000 and $5,000. You can add additional items or services to your ceremony that will decide your final cost, so it’s important to pick what’s important to you.

Need Help? Call Expense Mutual

The best way to plan for funeral costs is with a final expense plan with Expense Mutual. We’ll help find the coverage to take care of you. Call us at (470) 761-4652.

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