Funeral Costs: The Average Cost of a Funeral in Detroit, Michigan

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The Average Cost of a Funeral in Detroit

Use these breakdowns of funeral costs in Detroit to begin the process of planning a funeral service.

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Did you know that the average cost of a burial service in the Detroit, Michigan area is $8,780? That’s about $200 more than the national average, according to general price list data eFuneral collected in 2012 directly from thousands of funeral homes in 11 major metropolitan areas. And did you know that the average cost for a cremation service in Detroit is $4,004 – about $300 more than the national average?

As you’re making arrangements for a funeral service, it can be helpful to have an understanding of the average costs of funeral services in your area and across the nation. That’s exactly why eFuneral collected and compiled pricing data from over 1,000 funeral homes across the nation. If you’re interested in reviewing the full Price Index report for Detroit, Michigan, which includes a full glossary of funeral-related terms along with pricing information for the region, you may download it from eFuneral.com (or access it here: http://bit.ly/funeralcostsdetroit). Or, you can peruse some of the key statistics for the Detroit area below.

After looking through this information, be sure to read our tips for planning a funeral service. These include learning the rights you have as a funeral planner, as guaranteed by the federal government.

Funeral costs in Detroit, Michigan

The average cost for a typical burial service is $8,780 – which is approximately 2.5% more than the national average.  
A “typical burial” includes a full funeral ceremony, with a public viewing, along with the typical services associated with such a service (like professional care of the body prior to the viewing).  A typical burial service also includes local use of a hearse, limousine, and a mid-range metal casket and burial vault.  It’s important to note that the average cost does not include cash advance items or cemetery charges.

The average cost for a typical cremation service is $4,004 – which is about 7.5% more than the national average.
A “typical cremation” includes a full funeral ceremony, with a public viewing, along with the typical services associated with such a service (like professional care of the body prior to the viewing).  A typical cremation service also includes a mid-range urn.  It’s important to note that the average cost does not include cash advance items.

An immediate burial in the Detroit area averages $1,850.
An immediate burial (aka direct burial) is the simplest, often cheapest, burial option available. Immediate burials are chosen by those funeral planners who wish to have the deceased buried, without a service, shortly after death. The fee includes: basic services, initial transfer of deceased from place of death to funeral home, private family identification, and refrigeration of body. In the Detroit area, the least expensive immediate burial is $835, while the most expensive is $3,665.

A direct cremation in the Detroit area averages $1,624.
A direct cremation (aka immediate cremation) is the simplest, often cheapest, cremation option available. Direct cremations are chosen by those funeral planners who wish to have the deceased cremated shortly after death. The fee includes: basic services, initial transfer of deceased from place of death to funeral home, private family identification, refrigeration of body, and local transportation to crematory (unless on-site). In the Detroit area, the least expensive direct cremation is $600, while the most expensive is $3,308.

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