Cremation vs. Burial Costs

By: David Tindall
Monday, August 24, 2020

Cost is a very important factor to consider when you are planning a funeral. Even the most basic funerals can cost a lot of money, which can be difficult to manage if you’ve recently lost an earning member and are dealing with expensive medical bills. At Tindall Funeral Home, we have helped many clients plan their funeral service properly and save some money. One of the most common questions people ask is the cost of cremation vs. burial. We have described them in detail below and are experts are always willing to answer any questions on the matter.

What Are the Average Costs of a Cremation?

Cremation is often the more affordable option. You don’t need to reserve a burial plot or pay for its maintenance. An average funeral service with cremation can cost anywhere between $6,000 and $7,000. The service includes basic arrangements like transport, cremation, body processing and storage, urns, and other essentials. You can discuss the cost and expenses involved in detail with a funeral director.

A basic, no-frills cremation without any formal funeral service is the most affordable option. Families with little to no resources can choose this option for their loved one.

What Are the Average Costs of Burials?

Burials are a little more expensive than cremation. They cost anywhere between $7,000 and $12,000, with more elaborate functions costing even more. The basic plan includes services like transport, casket, processing and caring for the body, embalming, and other funeral service essentials.

While it is possible to cut down the costs a little by skipping flowers or décor, most burial services end up costing more than basic cremation. However, you can consult with an experienced funeral director to get some assistance.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our services and need advice.

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