This short guide aims to help you understand cremation options and costs in Akron. We understand that many families today are seeking more affordable alternatives when it comes to death care. The internet has provided a great way to research pricing and services for many sectors, yet still, many funeral homes do not disclose their prices online. Here, we inform you of what average costs are, and how to find the most affordable cremation option in Akron.
What is the average cost of a funeral in Akron?
Funeral prices can vary considerably, for the exact same service package, from different service providers. For this reason, it is always advisable to compare prices from more than one funeral service provider. To help you save time, we have compiled a brief overview of cremation pricing in Akron.
The average cost of a traditional funeral service in Akron, compiled from a list of Akron funeral homes indicates that the average price for a full-service funeral is $5,798*. This does not include any cemetery fees. The average cost of a simple, direct burial is $2,011*.
What are cremation costs in Akron?
The average cost of a Cremation Memorial service is $2,926*, with the lowest price available at around $2,000. A Cremation Memorial service is where the deceased is first cremated and then a service held with the cremated remains present.
The most affordable cremation option in Akron is direct cremation. This is where the deceased is collected, prepared, and cremated with no services conducted by the funeral home. The deceased is simply ‘directly’ cremated, and then the cremated remains are returned to the family.
The family, if they wish, can then hold their own memorial service at a place and time that suits them. This can also save further costs on the overall price of a funeral.
The average cost of a direct cremation in Akron is $1,628*, although it is possible to arrange an affordable direct cremation for as little as $895 in Akron.
This is why a low-cost, no-fuss, direct cremation is the most affordable and simple disposition option for families with limited funds, or where no funeral services are required.
If you would like to know more about arranging a low-cost direct cremation in Akron, OH please call us.
*Funeral prices obtained from Parting funeral price survey May 2019