The Cost of a Funeral: What Does a Funeral Service in Your Area Cost?
The cost of a funeral, on average, now exceeds $8,500 — but what does a funeral service in your area cost?
Since we launched eFuneral earlier this year, we’ve received feedback from families regarding the questions they have when arranging a funeral service for a loved one. Two questions in particular continuously come up: how much does a funeral service cost and how does funeral home X’s prices compare to others in my neighborhood?
Introducing: The eFuneral Price Index
In order to assist families in understanding the average prices associated with a funeral service, we surveyed more than 1,000 funeral homes in 11 metropolitan markets throughout the United States. Based on that research, we created the eFuneral Price Index to act as a market-specific guide on funeral costs. Over a dozen line item prices are covered — along with averages and ranges. We’ll be discussing each of these reports in more depth in the future, but you can start downloading any of these reports right now – FREE!
Mike Belsito is an Internet entrepreneur from Cleveland, Ohio with a background in product innovation, ideation, and startup business development. Mike is the Co-Founder of Cleveland-based eFuneral, a comprehensive and free online resource that enables those thinking about end-of-life to research, plan, and arrange a wide variety of funeral-related services. He also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence for the City of Lakewood, Ohio — a 50,000+ residential community located in Northeast Ohio.