Understanding Cremation Pricing

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cremation-related expenses are often unexpected and in some cases can become a major financial burden, especially for families with modest means or too many financial responsibilities. Sometimes, the person that has passed away is the primary earning member and that too can be the major concern for some families.

If the deceased person has to be cremated, you need to have some idea of how cremation pricing works. While it isn’t difficult to find out what the costs of burials and funeral services are, cremation pricing may not always be easily available online. Here is some information that can help:

  • A cremation is generally more cost-effective than a burial because no burial plot is required. That means you also save on the burial services and other related expenses. Since it is a simple and direct process, the cost of a cremation is generally lower.
     
  • In a cremation, the only cost involved is related to disposal of the body and you can choose to have a very simple ceremony if you like. Most people have a memorial service and you can decide exactly how elaborate or simple you want it to be.
     
  • The average cost of a basic cremation is in the range of $600-$700. If you need a cremation service that includes things like picking up the body as well as storing & cremation, then the pricing could touch $1000.

If you plan to bury the ashes in a cemetery or store them in a crematorium, the cost will be higher.

A cremation service provider would be able to give you a detailed breakup of the costs involved in a cremation. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide customized cremation services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Should Your Child Attend the Funeral?

When is a child old enough to attend a funeral? Can a child in elementary school learn anything from it, or will it simply be frightening? Will your preteen eventually be sad that they didn't go? S...

Is It Important to Have a Public Viewing Before the Funeral?

Those left behind after the death of a loved one must frequently make numerous decisions. These choices entail interment, funeral services, estate administration, and more. Nutmeg State Cremation S...

Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience, but a loved one’s suicide adds another layer of complexity to the grieving process. Nutmeg State Cremation Society has seen firsthand how survivors of ...

Finding A Good Estate Planning Lawyer or Financial Advisor

When you die, what will become of your assets? We at Nutmeg State Cremation Society understand that this is not a pleasant topic to consider. Still, a financial adviser specializing in estate plann...

Celebration Of Life vs. Funerals

Traditional funerals have always followed a formula; they typically consist of the same tired prayers, eulogies, hymns, etc. Funeral services are meant to comfort grieving loved ones, but this rare...

Can I Scatter Cremated Remains On My Own Property?

As more people choose cremation as their mode of disposition, the cremation rate in the country is rapidly increasing. According to Statista, the average cremation rate in the United States was 56....

The Benefits Of A National Cemetery Burial For Veterans

When a veteran passes, the family can get burial services at a national cemetery. The experts at Nutmeg State Cremation Society have put together this information about the benefits of a national c...

Unique Memorials From Around The World

The commemoration of the dead is a deeply personal and cultural activity, and each nation has its unique traditions for doing so. There are various ways to pay respects to the departed, including c...

What is a Green Burial?

While many people prefer to adhere to long-established customs when arranging funeral services, others stray from tradition. Some people prefer planning their funeral in advance, while others favor...

When I Bury Or Entomb Cremated Remains, Can I Keep A Separate Small Amount?

The loss of a loved one may be a stressful and challenging experience. While dealing with their grief, family members need to plan and organize the funeral service or memorial ceremony (in crematio...