Funeral and memorial planning

Funeral Cost Worksheet: Calculate your funeral costs.

Prices to Check

Make copies of this page and check with several funeral homes to compare costs.

"Simple" disposition of the remains:
Immediate burial  
Immediate cremation  

If the cremation process is extra, how much is it?

Donation of the body to a medical school or hospital  

"Traditional," full-service burial or cremation:

Basic services fee for the funeral director and staff  
Pickup of body  
Other preparation of body  
Least expensive casket  

Description, including model #

Outer Burial Container (vault)  


Visitation/viewing — staff and facilities  
Funeral or memorial service — staff and facilities  
Graveside service, including staff and equipment  
Other vehicles  
Other Services:
Forwarding body to another funeral home  
Receiving body from another funeral home  
Other Services:
Cost of lot or crypt (if you don’t already own one)  
Perpetual care  
Opening and closing the grave or crypt  
Grave liner, if required  
Marker/monument (including setup)  


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