Basic Cremation Vs. Burial Costs

By: James Donofrio
Friday, November 18, 2022

The cost of basic cremation vs. burial is a deciding issue for many people, whether they are pre-planning their funeral or assisting their parents with theirs. You will have numerous options when deciding between cremation and burial. Standard funeral costs typically exceed cremation prices in most cases.

At Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home, we have seen that it's not uncommon for individuals to go over budget when pre-planning funerals. Having the right information about the expenses involved can help you determine which services you need.

Basic Cremation Vs. Burial Costs

The easiest method to control costs is to do some basic research on your alternatives. You can prevent splurging on funeral expenses by being aware of the options in your local area. Here is some information about funeral and burial costs to help you compare them and determine what works best.

Basic Cremation Costs

The costs of cremations typically cost a fraction of the cost of a conventional burial or funeral because fewer services are involved in the former. The average price of a funeral has increased steadily since the 1980s. A funeral today often costs between $7,000 and $12,000. The funeral home's service fees, a casket, basic transportation costs, embalming, and other costs associated with body preparation are all included in these costs.

They also cover the viewing and burial. The costs do not include optional extras like flowers, a burial plot, a monument, or a grave marker, and you will need to factor these in depending on what you opt for. The final price will depend on whether you choose cremation or burial. As mentioned earlier, the services selected could impact funeral costs, which differ from region to region. It’s best to discuss your requirements with the funeral director, who will help guide your choices.

Basic Cremation Or Burial- It’s Your Choice

No matter what kind of plan you make for your final days, it's crucial to talk through your options with the people who will be responsible for carrying them out. Communicating your choices regarding cremation or burial in advance can save your loved ones a great deal of stress and heartache when the time comes. Family members should have easy access to the written records of your decisions, which you should retain in a secure location.

For details about basic cremation and our other funeral services or assistance with pre-planning a funeral, contact Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home via the email address or number mentioned on this page.

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