What Are Some Common Funeral Expenses?

What Are Some Common Funeral Expenses?

Some common funeral expenses include the cost of a casket, embalming services, funeral director costs and the cost of the funeral service. Other costs include grave markers, hearse rental, grave digging costs and the grave liner.

One of a funeral's greatest expenses is the cost of the casket. Caskets usually range from $300 to $12,000, as of 2015.

Embalming fees cost approximately $500. The cost of a funeral service and hiring the funeral director is typically $2,000 or more.

Another major cost of funeral is the purchase of a cemetery plot or mausoleum, costing up to $10,000 depending on its location.