Average Funeral Costs

January 23, 2010 by  

Here is a list of the average costs of funeral items and services. The list is taken from the National Funeral Directors Association 2001 General Price List Survey. Please contact your local funeral directors for a General Price List for prices in your area.

These are samples of average costs – if you request more than one of these, pricing obviously increases.

  1. Professional service charges: $1,213
  2. Embalming: $420
  3. Other preparations (cosmetology, hair, etc.): $150
  4. Visitation/viewing: $275
  5. Funeral at funeral home: $350
  6. Transfer of remains to funeral home: $154
  7. Hearse (local): $185
  8. Service car/van: $85
  9. Acknowledgement cards: $18
  10. Casket: $2,330
  11. Vault: $950

Total: $6,130

Note – This list of averages doesn’t include cemetery and burial costs.

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