Thinking about funeral costs can be overwhelming. You can expect a funeral to cost several thousand dollars, but do you know exactly how much you could pay? It actually depends on what services are rendered and the funeral home you choose.
Often times, funeral homes charge a fee for basic services. This can fee usually cover anything from overhead expenses and costs for filing any paperwork to working with a third parties (like the cemeteries or crematories) and preparations of the body. Basic service fees can range anywhere from $1000 to almost $3000, depending on where you live and what type of funeral home you’re working with.
The choice between a cremation and a burial can also affect the overall cost. If you choose a burial, certain caskets can cost several thousand dollars, which is not always necessarily paid directly to the funeral home. What’s more, the cost of embalming can add up hundreds of dollars, and may be required depending on what other services are rendered for the funeral. Also, headstones can also cost about $2000 depending on what type is chosen. Meanwhile, if cremation seems like a better option, purchasing an urn and working with a crematory is necessary. Each type of funeral service has its pros, cons, and costs – it’s just a matter of which is right for you.
Ultimately, funeral costs can vary greatly. It depends on what type of service you choose, the funeral home you make the arrangements in, and any other additional services you may need. Planning a funeral can be a lot to deal with, which is why pre-planning as much as possible helps to alleviate stress during an already devastating time. Jeff Monreal Funeral Home is here to help you not just plan a funeral, but also assist you in navigating through options to find the best option for your price range, all while saving you money.
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