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Hawaii
$15,203
California
$10,727
Oregon
$10,424
New York
$10,355
Massachusetts
$10,270
Maryland
$9,921
Alaska
$9,913
Connecticut
$9,689
Rhode Island
$9,247
New Jersey
$9,154
Maine
$8,999
Vermont
$8,984
Washington
$8,620
Nevada
$8,434
New Hampshire
$8,380
Delaware
$8,357
Colorado
$8,132
Pennsylvania
$7,892
Virginia
$7,869
Arizona
$7,845
Minnesota
$7,838
South Dakota
$7,748
Florida
$7,667
Montana
$7,652
Utah
$7,536
North Dakota
$7,512
South Carolina
$7,512
Wisconsin
$7,458
Illinois
$7,419
North Carolina
$7,404
Wyoming
$7,389
Idaho
$7,288
Kentucky
$7,265
Louisiana
$7,234
Ohio
$7,195
Nebraska
$7,172
Texas
$7,148
Iowa
$7,133
West Virginia
$7,133
Michigan
$7,040
Indiana
$7,001
Tennessee
$6,986
New Mexico
$6,939
Alabama
$6,924
Georgia
$6,924
Missouri
$6,885
Kansas
$6,808
Arkansas
$6,800
Oklahoma
$6,722
Mississippi
$6,568

Average Funeral Cost by State [Updated May 2023]

Average Funeral Cost by State [Updated May 2023]

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

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

  1. Hawaii: $15,203
  2. California: $10,727
  3. Oregon: $10,424
  4. New York: $10,355
  5. Massachusetts: $10,270
  6. Maryland: $9,921
  7. Alaska: $9,913
  8. Connecticut: $9,689
  9. Rhode Island: $9,247
  10. New Jersey: $9,154

Average Funeral Cost by State [Updated May 2023]

Average Funeral Cost by State [Updated May 2023]

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