The cost of dying in Georgia today is causing many families to have to explore different alternatives to the traditional funeral service. A full traditional funeral service in Atlanta can cost as much as $10,000 when you add in all the costs for funeral merchandise and cemetery costs.
This can simply be more than many families can afford. CNN Money reported this week that 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Frightening isn’t it – to think that every day families in Atlanta are faced with the death of a loved one and NO resources to pay for funeral expenses!
A traditional funeral service in decline?
Burial is still a deep-seated tradition in Georgia but this is changing. Cultural attitudes to death rituals and the significance of religious tradition is a part of this change. But also, the cost is now playing a big factor in why people are changing their attitude towards funerals in Atlanta.
There are now more affordable funeral options for families and funeral homes in Atlanta who are catering to the demand for cheap funerals. The price of caskets has come down since more online casket sellers emerged and especially since Walmart and CostCo starting selling them for under $1,000.
Our DFS Memorials provider for Atlanta offers families a complete affordable funeral service for $3,635, which includes a casket and all the basics of arranging a funeral service, with the exception of any cemetery costs. This is dignified death care at a price you can afford.
Low-cost cremation in Atlanta
Georgia is still one of the 10 states with a lower cremation rate in the US, but the cremation trend is affecting Georgia too now. A cremation works out much cheaper than a burial. There are no costs for embalming, a casket, a vault or a cemetery plot – much reducing the overall spend on a funeral.
A basic, direct cremation can be arranged for $1,095 complete. This does not involve any service, but a family can arrange their own service at their chapel or location of choice, once the cremated remains are returned to the family.
A direct cremation in Atlanta is by far the lowest cost funeral. Even a cremation with a service will cost about a third of the cost of a traditional funeral.
If you need to save money on your funeral expenses, then you need to look at what options are available in Atlanta that can help you arrange a funeral at an affordable cost.
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