Today, many people opt for a cremation, because it is more convenient and affordable compared to traditional burials. Since the latter is more common, people aren’t really aware of what goes into cremation pricing. At Simply Cremations, we provide these services and always maintain details of the latest pricing. Take a look at what’s involved in cremation pricing.
Inclusions in the Cremation Cost
The cost of a basic cremation can be in the range of $600-$700, while a direct cremation may cost about $1,000. The basic service includes:
- Picking up the body
- Transporting the body
- Storing it till the time of cremation
- The actual cremation process
- An urn for storing the ashes
The price will be dependent on variables such as the crematorium you go and when the cremation takes place. This is why you need to contact the cremation director to get a clearer idea of the costs.
The memorial services and other related expenses aren’t included in the basic charges mentioned above. You need to make arrangements for that separately. These additional costs could include decorations, flower as well as the costs of any special requests you may have.
Disposal of the Remains
The remains will be placed in an urn and then given to the family. The relatives of the deceased person can decide whether they prefer the remains to be kept in columbarium, cemetery or if they want to scatter the ashes. If you choose to store the ashes in a columbarium/cemetery it will cost you additional money. If you choose to bury the ashes in your garden or lawn, that won’t cost you anything.
If you have queries about the cremation process or need to arrange a cremation, feel free to contact Simply Cremations today and we will provide you all the assistance you need.