Outer Burial Containers (Vaults, Liners)… Some cemeteries require these items
Cemetery Property (the actual plot or piece of land)
Cemetery Opening and Closing (digging the grave/setting up of a tent, chairs, lowering device, etc.)
Cash outlays (Flowers, Death Certificates, Police Escorts, Newspaper Obituaries, Honorariums to Ministers or Musicians, etc.) The Funeral Home expense of a funeral typically deals with items 1-3 and we find these (Services, Casket, Outer Burial Container) on average to run $8000.00 Our research found that in some cases a funeral home will be near a $5000.00 difference in price for the same services and products. Granted, we cannot qualify service or facilities, but don’t assume.