What Is the Average Cost of Cremation?

What Is the Average Cost of Cremation?

What Is the Average Cost of Cremation?

The national average cost of direct cremation in North America is $1,000, as of April 2015, according to the Cremation Association of North America. However, the cost of cremation increases if it includes an urn and certain memorial services.

Cremation is less expensive than a traditional funeral that involves burying a casket and purchasing a headstone and cemetery plot. The national average cost of a cremation and memorial service combined is $1650. The cost of a funeral that includes cremation and memorial services can vary according to chosen goods and services. Choosing an expensive urn crafted by an artisan can dramatically increase the cost of a cremation and funeral ceremony, as can the addition of an elaborate memorial service.