How Much Does A Funeral Cost?

By: David Tindall
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Funerals may be complicated to plan. As more options become available for the funeral service, casket, embalming, vault, or burial sites, the average funeral cost also tends to climb. In addition, it is customary to pay in full for funerals and burials at the time of service. According to our knowledge and expertise at Tindall Funeral Home, it is the most challenging aspect of funeral planning. So, how much does a funeral cost? We break out some of the factors that play into the cost of a funeral below. 

How Much Does A Funeral Cost?

Depending on where you live and the extent of your funeral service needs, the final price tag for a funeral can be anything from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars. Research shows that the national average for a funeral is:

  • For around $7,500 to $9,500, you can have a traditional funeral service complete with viewing & casket presentation instead of the more affordable cremation alternative
  • The average cost of a cremation, including a memorial service without the casket, is between $4,500 and $6,000
  • Prices for memorial services and funerals, including cremation, average from $750 to $4,500
  • The average price of a funeral, including services, viewings, and burial, is somewhere between $12,750 and $17,500
  • The total cost of a funeral and burial might range from $11,500 to $15,000. (no casket, no visitation)

Understanding An Average Funeral Cost

The typical cost of a funeral is $9,135. However, the sole funeral provisions are the standard casket and crypt. Cemeteries are not included in the coverage gap. Considering the estimated minimum cost of a burial plot in a private cemetery (about $2,000), the national median of $11,000 for a funeral seems more reasonable.

The final price of a funeral is affected by several factors. Therefore, knowing the scope is crucial. For instance, a high-end casket might range from $2,000.100.00 or more. The total price of the funeral will depend entirely on the options you choose.

The burial vault and casket you choose might significantly impact the final bill. It is possible to arrange a direct burial or cremation for less than $1,000. Prepare some sort of memorial service, however slight, to honor the life and death of your loved one.


For advice or information on funeral planning and funeral cost, contact Tindall Funeral Home. Our staff is here to help you with all the details you need. They will also help you plan everything down to the smallest detail.

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