Average Cost of a Full-Service Burial or Cremation in each US State
The most expensive full-service funeral is in Hawaii mainly due to the cost of a plot. The lowest cost is in Mississippi also due to the lower cost of a plot and also lower general funeral expenses.
This is a just a reference and the prices may vary widely. Planning is very important if you want to lower the cost of a full-service funeral. If you plan in advance you can lower the total cost by shopping. Caskets, urns, and printed materials can be found online in a great assortment of quality and price.
The table below shows the national average. Click on each state below to see the estimated cost for each state.
|Non-declinable basic services fee||$2,195||$2,195|
|Removal/transfer of remains to funeral home||$350||$350|
|Other preparation of the body||$255||$255|
|Use of facilities/staff for viewing||$425||$425|
|Use of facilities/staff for funeral ceremony||$500||$500|
|Printed materials (basic memorial package)||$175||$175|
|Metal burial casket||$2,500|
|Total without a plot||$9,135||$6,645|