How much does a cremation cost in Sacramento?
Local Market Factors
Our cremation costs are based upon local market factors which include expenses for staff and facilities and other variable costs at a state level.
direct cremation (No internment)
Direct cremation is the cremation of the deceased without a funeral ceremony. At times this is a desired option for certain individuals.
direct cremation (with interment)
Post cremation, internment (scattering of ashes) can be conducted. Options for a green, formal burial or columbrium exist.
US veterans are able to be buried or have their ashes interred at no cost in any US National Cemetary with available space.
Affordable cremation in Sacramento
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Low Cost Cremation
The approximate cost of cremation happens to be a fraction of the overall funeral and burial costs in Sacramento. This is approximately a quarter of the cost of the average funeral and burial in Sacramento which is around $10,000. With the cremation process, embalming or purchasing a cemetery plot, a casket, a burial vault, or a gravestone is not necessary. There happen to be many families who now are preferring cremation over a traditional funeral and this can be accompanied with a memorial service, a wake or a gathering. It is important to point out that one way to reduce cremation costs is to pre-pay for cremation services to freeze the costs at the current market price. The overall low costs for cremation in Sacramento is one major factor in opting for cremation as a solid choice. Other important considerations when evaluating cremation include reducing the environmental consequences of traditional burials, and the overall simplicity of cremation. For individuales planning a funeral services with limited funds, it is reasonible to contrast the costs of a cremation urn and memorial with the costs of caskets and headstones. For the most part, cremation seems to offer the best options to control costs.
Costs of Cremation Urns and Memorials
Cremation urns can vary dramatically in cost because of a variety of factors. These factors include: the urn size, the materials used in the urn, and the design of the urn affect the cost of the urn. A simple urn for scattering that is made of biodegradable materials can be purchased inexpensively and often costing less than $100. We offer a wide variety of urns in the $100 to $400 range. Some families pay over $1,000 for urns crafted with precious materials. A memorial can be as simple or elaborate as deired.
Costs of Caskets and Headstones
Caskets are almost always more expensive than urns. The average casket costs between $1,000 to $2,000, and there are some budget options between $500 and $1,000. Elaborate caskets constructed with precious woods and fine materials can easily cost in excess of $10,000. Additionally, headstones also tend to be more expensive than cremation memorials. Headstone prices vary greatly and depend upon the regions and materials sourced. The least expensive headstones are in the $200 to $500 range, but elaborate upright grave markers cost from $1,000 to $3,000. When comparing costs between cremation urns, caskets, memorials, and headstones, cremation will be the most affordable option in most cases. If you’re considering an economical option for the disposition of remains, you should compare the cost of cremation versus to burial.
A major cost difference when comparing cremation and burial happens with preparation of the body. Funeral home staff must disinfect and embalm it in order to prepare a body for burial. Open casket burials require that stylists prepare a body for viewing and this includes the application of cosmetics and preservation techniques. The approximate costs for housing a body, managing burial certificates, and the preparation of the deceased for burial is around $1,600. People who choose the cremation process without a viewing can remove such fees entirely as there is no need for embalming the remains prior to cremation.
Burial Casket vs. Cremation Container
Burial caskets can vary greatly in cost as a wood or metal casket tends to starts around $500, and can increase in cost as much as $10,000 or more based upon the materials used and the construction of the burial casket. Because a casket is not necessary for cremation, most crematories only require a basic cremation container which can be obtained for as little as $100.
Additional Burial Costs
Additional unconsidered burial costs include: buying a plot, transporting the body to the cemetery, having the grave opened, having the remains placed inside the grave, re-closing the grave, and purchasing for a headstone. In some cases, families also need to cover perpetual care tat can range between $1,000 to more than $10,000, depending on location and arrangements. Once the cremation is completed, the only cost is that of a cremation container for storing remains. This urn can cost as little as $50 for a simple scattering urn or as much as thousands of dollars for an elegant urn, the space for the urn at a cemetery, and a memorial service. Once prices have been compared, the cremation process will involve fewer costs than a traditional burial service.
Cremation Cost Questions
It has been said that cremation planning is one of the most considerate gestures one can offer to a family or loved ones. Cremation is often more affordable than most burial arrangements. Our prepaid cremation services offer the most competitive prices for Sacramento cremations. The decision to plan a cremation now gives you control and is a kind gesture for others.