Most people are familiar with the concept of burial or “internment”, but may not be aware of the variety of options that are often available. Total Cemetery costs for a person with services can cost up to $10,000.00 .These expenses do not include the expenses of the funeral service that can add thousands of dollars more!
Total cemetery costs include:
The cemetery property or burial plot is the space where the deceased is placed for eternal rest. It is worth mentioning that it is the burial fee that is being paid, not the current plot of the cemetery. Depending on the cemetery, this burial right may be sold or transferred to another person. Catholic cemeteries, for example, have more restrictions on these rights. Read your contract well before signing it, or check with one of our funeral agents. The simple burial space can cost an average of $ 4,000.
Vaults or Alternate Containers are often required by cemeteries for burial. These enclosures are intended to reinforce the ground and avoid the possibility of “Tomb Collapse”. The exterior burial burials can be wooden boxes (rarely used nowadays), concrete boxes or vaults. A concrete vault can cost up to $1,200.00
Opening And Closing
If you decide to buy a property from the cemetery, it is advisable to include the opening and closing of the purchase as this price may rise with inflation. As of today the cost is around $ 900.00 dollars.
The stone is the granite or concrete stone where the name of the deceased is inscribed, the date of birth, date of death, and sometimes includes a phrase or significant poem for the deceased. It is placed on top of the grave or on one side and the cost today is an average of $ 980.00 dollars.
Grave Marker Installation
Depending on the cemetery, there may be other maintenance expenses, stamp and installation of the gravestone or monument and vase. The grave marker installation fee varies by cemetery but it usually averages $300.00. This also includes a preservation guarantee of the grave marker.
A Burial ceremony is a graveside service where friends and family of the deceased gather around the cemetery property area to share their final thoughts, prayers and final wishes before their loved one is descended into the burial space. If you or your family decide to include this option, the cemetery will charge an average fee of $450.00.
Many cemeteries charge a maintenance fee to guarantee your grave area is clean and the gardens surrounding it are well maintained. This is usually a one time charge and it averages $200.00 nationwide
“Do not wait at the last minute to pay all these cemetery costs. Talk to one of our agents and begin to prepay and pre-plan your funeral expenses”