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Average Funeral Cost by State 2020

Although we do not want to have to plan for the passing of our loved ones, it is recommended that you plan financially due to the high cost of a funeral. Funeral costs can range based on your location and final wishes of your loved one.

Costs to factor into a funeral are the hearse, funeral home service fee, casket, headstone, burial plot, viewing and staff fees for any services. If the deceased wished to be cremated, there are separate feeds associated with those services. Funeral costs can be planned for be setting aside a fund or taking out an insurance policy.

The average funeral cost is between $7,000 and $9,000, with the median cost being $7,360.

Some funerals can cost much higher or lower than the average costs.

Many families tend to overspend on funerals due to the emotional impact of a loved one passing clouding their best judgment or due to a lack of time and experience. It is important to take the time to research and contact multiple services to see which is right for you and your family and to see what services are within your price range.

Additionally, you should know and understand your rights. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) introduced the “Funeral Rule” in 1984 which gives you the right to only buy the goods and services you want, be given an itemized statement of all goods and services, be told price information over the phone, and other rights related to your funeral.

Maine has the highest average funeral cost of $8,675. Florida has the lowest average funeral cost of $5,875.

Here are the 10 states with the highest average funeral cost:

  1. Hawaii ($14,975)
  2. California ($11,777)
  3. New York ($10,799)
  4. Oregon ($10,418)
  5. Massachusetts ($10,216)
  6. Alaska ($10,084)
  7. Maryland ($10,069)
  8. Connecticut ($9,914)
  9. New Jersey ($9,712)
  10. Rhode Island ($9,269)

Average Funeral Cost by State 2020

Average Funeral Cost by State 2020

State Funeral Cost End of Life Cost Total Cost
Mississippi$6,684$11,825$18,509
Arkansas$6,746$11,934$18,681
Oklahoma$6,754$11,948$18,702
Missouri$6,762$11,962$18,724
New Mexico$6,793$12,017$18,810
Tennessee$6,886$12,182$19,086
Michigan$6,902$12,209$19,111
Kansas$6,909$12,223$19,132
Georgia$6,925$12,250$19,175
Alabama$6,933$12,264$19,197
Wyoming$6,933$12,264$19,197
Indiana$6,987$12,360$19,347
Iowa$6,995$12,374$19,369
Nebraska$7,049$12,470$19,519
Ohio$7,049$12,470$19,519
Kentucky$7,057$12,484$19,541
West Virginia$7,072$12,511$19,584
Texas$7,103$12,566$19,669
Idaho$7,165$12,676$19,841
Louisiana$7,290$12,896$20,185
Illinois$7,336$12,978$20,314
North Carolina$7,367$13,003$20,400
South Carolina$7,445$13,170$20,615
Arizona$7,530$13,321$20,852
Wisconsin$7,554$13,363$20,916
Florida$7,600$13,445$21,045
Utah$7,639$13,514$21,153
North Dakota$7,670$13,569$21,239
South Dakota$7,748$13,706$21,454
Virginia$7,818$13,830$21,647
Minnesota$7,887$13,953$21,841
Pennsylvania$7,895$13,967$21,862
Colorado$8,198$14,503$22,701
Montana$8,229$14,681$22,980
Delaware$8,392$14,846$23,238
Nevada$8,423$14,901$23,324
New Hampshire$8,516$15,066$23,582
Washington$8,594$15,203$23,797
Vermont$8,889$15,725$24,614
Maine$9,122$16,137$25,259
Rhode Island$9,269$16,398$25,667
New Jersey$9,712$17,181$26,892
Connecticut$9,914$17,538$27,451
Maryland$10,069$17,812$27,881
Alaska$10,084$17,840$27,924
Massachusetts$10,216$18,073$28,290
Oregon$10,418$18,430$28,849
New York$10,799$19,103$29,902
California$11,777$20,834$31,611
Hawaii$14,975$26,492$41,467