7 Simple (But Important) Things to Know About Your Cremation Costs

By: David Tindall
Friday, February 24, 2017

Are you considering cremation for yourself or a loved one? More people are opting for cremation as this is considered the lower cost option when compared to a traditional funeral. However, before you decide on this option simply because it seems to be the lower cost alternative, remember there are a few things to know about these costs.

  1. The total cost of cremation is often higher than what you are given. Why is this? Often the price given is for the actual cremation itself, not for other options that you may want.
     
  2. The cost can be increased when there are medical implants, pacemakers and other foreign objects to remove from the body.
     
  3. The initial price often does not include the service, if you want to have one. Many people opt to have a traditional visitation with a rented casket before the cremation takes place.
     
  4. The urn or other container is an additional cost that is often associated with merchandise purchased for the funeral.
     
  5. Additional copies of the death certificate are going to cost more. As most funeral homes only include the first or second copy as part of their package.
     
  6. You will have to pay a transportation fee to the crematory, unless the funeral home has one on site, which is often rare.
     
  7. If you do plan on burying the ashes or scattering these, there may be another fee to do this.

While it may be tempting to immediately opt for cremation, these 7 aspects are very important to remember that cremation can become just as expensive as a funeral. Here at Tindall Funeral Home, we do offer cremation services, as well as the traditional funeral services. We can work with you to find the most affordable option! 

 

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