How Much Does It Cost to Die? The Answer Might Surprise You...

Funeral Costs

Posted on July 30, 2013 by Rachel Zeldin

Une Belle Vie released this helpful infographic on the true cost of death. The infographic illustrates how much funerals, memorials, cremations and other death care options costs have risen from 1960 to 2010. It also provides the breakdown cost between burials and cremations and their impact on the environment.

According to Une Belle via, the research tapped resources such as the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), the National Funeral Director’s Association (NFDA), NaturalFunerals.org, and pulled up to date information directly from iMortuary’s funeral database. The research revealed that traditional funeral costs have increased a staggering 827% in the last 50 years, while funeral alternative costs have remained relatively low.

The Growing Cost of Dying 1960 - 2009

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