What Are Median Funeral Costs in Different Parts of the U.S.?

As with real estate, automobiles, food and pretty much everything else, where you are in the country impacts funeral costs. A funeral service in Montgomery, Alabama, will cost far less than the same service in Monterey, California. A cremation in New York City will almost certainly cost more than a cremation in New Mexico.

According to a 2021 report by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the national median cost of a traditional funeral with a viewing is $7,848. The national median cost of an adult cremation funeral with a visitation is $5,365. (Median cost means that half the services that took place cost more and half cost less.)

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Funeral and cremation services are deeply personal, and there are many factors that figure into the cost. Geography is one of those factors.

Median funeral cost by state

The NFDA figures below are the median costs of a funeral service with a burial, including embalming, casket and viewing. These costs don't include cemetery property or a monument or marker.

 

west north central region map

Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota: $8,500

east north central region map

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin: $7,868

middle atlantic region map

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania: $8,093

new england region map

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont: $7,881

south atlantic region map

Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia: $7,800

east south central region map

Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee: $7,272

pacific region map

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington: $7,225
(small sample size, so cost may not be a truly accurate reflection)

west south central region map

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas: $7,334

mountain region map

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming: $6,888
(small sample size, so cost may not be a truly accurate reflection)

Median cremation cost by state

The NFDA figures below are median costs of a cremation with a memorial service, including embalming, cremation casket, viewing and urn. These costs don't include cemetery property or a monument or marker. Many families opt for cremation without a viewing or memorial service, which reduces costs.

 

west north central region map

Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota: $7,560

new england region map

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont: $7,069

middle atlantic region map

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania: $7,463

east north central region map

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin: $6,935

south atlantic region map

Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia: $7,070

east south central region map

Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee: $6,314

mountain region map

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington: $6,028
(small sample size, so cost may not be a truly accurate reflection)

west south central region map

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas: $6,405

mountain region map

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming: $5,694
(small sample size, so cost may not be a truly accurate reflection)

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What our families tell us

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The complete care and compassion offered by each staff person are truly comforting during such painful times. Their guidance, patience, and understanding are priceless. They thoroughly and sincerely care for you, your family, and your loved one.

—Lelani W.

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The staff was so helpful and kind. Their compassion during one's bereavement time is priceless. In addition the staff is experienced to handle family tension during a difficult time. If you are looking to lay your love one to rest with love, professionalism, class, and peace, then make your appointment today.

—Bronica M.

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There is nothing easy about losing a loved one no matter the circumstance. Your heart is broken and your soul weeps for the loss BUT knowing that there are people that will handle the whole process of celebrating a life with the utmost professionalism, sensitivity, and respect is absolutely priceless.

—Nadine T.

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I was absolutely at a loss when my mom died, but from the beginning to the end each and every member of the staff made my entire experience completely wonderful and that's not easy to say during such a sad time and when you have a company with a group of people that honestly care about what you're going through and actually help you as if they were your family it's simply priceless. ... thank you all dearly!

—Towanna J.

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The director was amazing and went above and beyond in ensuring that my father had full military honours. I was extremely impressed with the knowledge, experience and professionalism of the staff. The service, flowers, and overall accessibility to whatever we needed when we needed it was priceless. The customer service was outstanding even though we asked a thousand questions, with each being answered timely and with patience and care. I would recommend this place 1000%.

—Mary W.