Understanding Funeral Pricing

By: David Tindall
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Planning and organizing a funeral is an intimidating prospect, especially if you have never done it before. Most family members are worried about the costs involved and don’t understand funeral pricing. At Tindall Funeral Home, we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this process.

Average Cost of a Funeral

Costs can vary based on your location, funeral preferences, overhead expenses, local regulations, etc. The average costs range from $7,000 and $12,000. Cremation is more affordable than traditional funerals in most cases. They can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $8,000. Cremations with decorative urns, visitations, embalming, stylistic caskets, etc, can cost more.

There are ways to cut corners if necessary. You can consult with a funeral director on matters of budget and cost savings.

What’s Included in a Funeral Service?

Funeral homes must follow local government regulations and cover all essentials in their basic pricing model. Most establishments will include the following in the basic package:

  • Funeral home service
  • Transporting and preparing the body
  • Booking vehicles like hearse and family transport
  • Engaging a priest or celebrant
  • Basic casket for burial
  • Basic urn for storing ashes

You can customize the funeral service based on your family’s budget and requirements. Costs of flowers, decoration, or burial plots are not typically included in the base price.

Additional Expenses to Consider

Your funeral director will provide accurate estimates of all additional services on request. The average costs include:

  • $500-$700 for embalming
  • $500-$700 for flowers
  • $100-$200 for wreathes
  • $1,000-$4,000 for funeral plots
  • $2,000-$5,000 for headstones
  • $2,000-$5,000 for caskets

Consult with a funeral director to get the latest estimates as well as a custom quote. They will explain every cost carefully and help you make informed decisions. 

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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