The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) needs to report On Funeral Costs- The Last time they reported on Funeral Costs was over Three Years Ago(figures from 2006).
No matter how they spin it their actions have been pulling the wool over the Funeral Consumer’s eyes.
This somewhat secretive society just does not want the folks to know current funeral cost. It is my opinion that my fellow funeral directors do this so they can charge you more.
Here are the average Funeral costs from 2006 from the NFDA
Cost of regular adult funeral including following basic items. Does not include cemetery, monument/marker costs or miscellaneous cash advance charges such as for flowers or obituaries.
Item Price* Non-declinable basic services fee $1,595 Removal/transfer of remains to funeral home $233 Embalming $550 Other preparation of the body $203 Use of facilities/staff for viewing $406 Use of facilities/staff for funeral ceremony $463 Use of a hearse $251 Use of a service car/van $120 Basic memorial printed package $119 Subtotal without Casket: $3,940 Metal Casket $2,255 Subtotal with Casket: $6,195 Vault $1,128 Total Cost $7,323
2006 NFDA General Price List Survey. NFDA will release new data in 2010.-via www.nfda.org
2010 is almost gone so where are the numbers?
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