Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 4/8/2016 to Buying Guides
Burial vs. Cremation costs - Is a traditional burial more expensive than cremation? The traditional funeral is arranged through a funeral home with visitation, a casket service, and a burial in a cemetery. A traditional funeral with viewing and burial can cost between $7,000 and $10,000. Opting for cremation can reduce the cost of a traditional funeral home service by an average of $1,400. Cremation is less expensive in general because families are not paying for embalming, the casket, the hearse, burial, and the added time from the funeral home staff.