What is the cheapest funeral available?

Fair Price Funerals
June 15, 2023
5 min read

The cost of a funeral can greatly vary depending on several factors including the services used, the region you're in, and your specific requests.

  1. Direct Cremation: This is often the least expensive option. The body is cremated shortly after death, without a funeral service beforehand. The ashes are then returned to the family. Depending on the provider and your location, this can cost from a few hundred to over a thousand dollars.
  2. Direct Burial: Similar to direct cremation, in a direct burial, the body is buried shortly after death, usually in a simple container. No viewing or visitation is involved, so no embalming is necessary. The cost will typically be more than a direct cremation, but less than a traditional full-service funeral.
  3. Donation to Medical Science: This is a choice some people make where the body is donated for research or educational purposes. Often there are no costs associated with this, and the body is cremated and returned to the family after use. However, this option isn't for everyone and has certain requirements that must be met.
  4. Green or Natural Burial: This type of burial requires less resources as the body isn't embalmed and is typically buried in a biodegradable casket or shroud. The cost can vary widely depending on the specific practices of the cemetery you choose.
  5. Home Funeral: Laws vary by location, but in some places it's legal to have a funeral at home. This might involve preparing the body, hosting a ceremony, and possibly burial, all done by family and friends.

It's important to note that costs such as burial plots, urns, or memorial services will be additional to these basic services. Shopping around and comparing prices at different funeral homes or crematoriums can help save costs. Additionally, if the deceased was a veteran, they may be eligible for a free burial in a national cemetery along with other benefits.

Remember, it's always wise to discuss end-of-life plans with loved ones ahead of time if possible. Having these conversations in advance can ease the decision-making process during a difficult time.

Please feel comfortable to contact Fair Price Funerals to discuss anything, we're always here to help. Sally

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