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What does the cost of cremation include?

The cost of cremation generally includes:
  • Any products you’ll be purchasing, including a cremation casket, an urn to hold the remains, a burial vault or grave liner (if the remains will be buried in a plot at a cemetery), and a headstone or grave marker (if the remains will be buried in a plot or interred in a columbarium at a cemetery)
  • Any services from the funeral home you’ll be purchasing, such as transportation of the body, the cost of the cremation, and the use of funeral home staff and equipment for the service, among other services the funeral home may provide
  • Cemetery costs, including a plot or a space in a columbarium, fees for opening and closing the grave, “endowment care” fees and headstone installation fees, among others

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