Average Funeral Costs
Here is a list of the average costs of funeral items and services, taken from the National Funeral Directors Association 2010 General Price List Survey. Please contact your local funeral directors for a General Price List for prices in your area.
Commonly Selected Services and Average Cost
These are samples of average costs - if you request more than one of these, pricing obviously increases.
Non-declinable basic services fee: $1,817
Removal/transfer of remains to funeral home $250
Other preparations (cosmetology, hair, etc.): $200
Funeral at funeral home: $450
Hearse (local): $275
Service car/van: $125
Basic memorial printed package: $125
Note – This list of averages doesn't include cemetery and burial costs.
WHN TIP: Lowering Funeral Costs
Read our Low-Cost Funeral Options for advice from our readers and funeral directors.
Federal Trade Commission – Funerals: A Consumer Guide.
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) consumer guide has good information about funerals and pre-planning. The FTC works to ensure that the nation's markets are vigorous, efficient and free of restrictions that harm consumers.
ICFA's Funeral Consumer Guide
Information on burials, cemeteries, embalming, organ donation, grief and other related areas. The International Cemetery and Funeral Association (ICFA) has more than 6,000 members in over 25 countries.
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