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Americans arrange funerals for more than two million deceased at an average cost of $7,300 per funeral.
Many funerals go for $10,000 and up, ranking in some cases among the most expensive purchases many consumers make. A little research and planning can help keep funeral costs in check. Here are some tips from consumer advocates.
The purchase of a casket or coffin is an integral aspect of making funeral arrangements.
It is also typically the single, largest purchase related to a funeral. Unfortunately most people are thrust into making a decision about buying a casket when they are feeling extremely emotional.
Why do Americans tend to spend so much on a casket?
Well, you might want a grand display for a day or so. Some are even "more comfortable" with an innerspring mattress and adjustable head-rest. More likely, however, low-cost caskets simply aren't on display.