How much does it cost to cremate an overweight person?

Why does Cremation Cost more for an Overweight or Obese person?

With the rising obesity rate in the United States, even dying is becoming more expensive if you are ‘oversize.’  Cremation is fast gaining popularity in the U.S. and is now the preferred funeral disposition choice for almost 60% of Americans.

But what does this mean if you happen to be ‘larger than average’ and you want to arrange that simple, low-cost cremation?

Well, it will probably mean that it is going to cost you more.  A supersize cremation will generally cost you between $100 and $500 more than a standard cremation.

Why is this? Basically, the extra costs can be incurred either for extra transportation, a supersize cremation container, and for the additional energy consumption required for the cremation process.

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As the cremation rate in the U.S. continues to grow, more funeral homes are adding cremation machinery, with some having the foresight to add larger retorts to handle bigger bodies.

Visit this article from US Funerals Online to read more about the costs of cremating an obese person.

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