Funerals can be very expensive and are often unexpected. This can make it exceptionally difficult to handle funeral arrangements. In addition, you are likely experiencing a heavy emotional burden at this time, which can only be exacerbated with the stress of the financial burden. It is important to take these expenses into consideration when you plan for your funeral, because these considerations can substantially ease the burden on your loved ones.
Burial vs Cremation
Ultimately the biggest financial difference comes between choosing to be buried or cremated. On average, cremations cost around $6,000 while funerals tend to cost around $7,000. Though this may not seem like a huge difference, it is important to consider that this price is for services and does not include the cemetery plot or headstone. Burial tends to cost closer to $8000 to $10,000. However, the total costs depend on many different factors. Funeral services can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $15,000.
Due to the financial burden that funeral costs can place on your family, pre-payment services are becoming used far more frequently. These services allow an individual to pay for their funeral services in advance, so that their family won’t have to pay for them later. In addition to pre-payment, you can also plan for your funeral services in advance to ensure that they will be in line with your wishes. Pre-planning and pre-payment can go a long way toward simplifying the burden placed on your family after your passing.
Funerals are rather expensive, so it adds a significant amount of stress to your family during an already trying time. Here at Russon Mortuary & Crematory, we strive to offer all of the services necessary to lessen the stress and hardship of funeral arrangements. To learn more about the costs associated with funeral services, contact us today!