Cremation vs. Burial Costs

By: Brian K. Daly
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Choosing between cremation or burial is a personal decision and people often consider all factors involved carefully. Things like religious tradition, family opinions, the deceased wishes, etc, play an important role. At Ocean County Cremation Service, we have noticed that the costs are also a factor. Here’s a brief look at the costs of cremation vs. burial:

The Average Costs

According to the latest estimates, the average cost of a full funeral service that includes burial, transportation of the body, service fees, caskets, and other such essentials can range from $7,000 to $12,000.

Cremations are significantly more affordable, with their average costs ranging from $6,000 to $7,000. This estimate includes basic services, transport, arranging for cremation, urns, and other such essentials.

These costs vary from one location to another so it is a good idea to contact the local funeral home for more information. They will be happy to provide an estimate and offer straightforward advice on what you should choose.

Which Option Will Help You Save Money?

Both options can be affordable if you plan the process carefully. A simple burial with no frills attached can fit most budgets. A simple cremation where you scatter or store the ashes at home is also very affordable. Getting a burial plot is one of the biggest funeral expenses. If the ashes are buried in a backyard or scattered somewhere, the family can save some money.

Many families choose to store the ashes in a columbarium instead of burying it so they have some place to visit for comfort. This can make cremation a slightly more expensive option, but it will stall be more affordable than a full traditional burial.

If you want to know more or want to arrange for a service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help.

 

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