The cremation rate continues to rise, with more families considering a cremation service as an alternative to a burial service. So how much does a cremation cost in Connecticut? And how can you save money on funeral expenses by arranging a cremation service?
The national average cost for a cremation funeral service in 2017 was $6,260 [NFDA: 2018 Cremation & Burial Report]. This is for a cremation funeral where the deceased is cremated following a funeral service. A cremation memorial service is usually less expensive, as cremation is conducted before the funeral service.
So, let’s have a look at what you can expect for cremation memorial costs across Connecticut.
What can you expect to pay for cremation in Hartford?
The cost of funerals is a little above average in Connecticut. Funeral service providers report that gas prices are higher than average, making cremation prices higher than in other parts of the country.
The average price for a cremation memorial service in Hartford is $3,863*, with the average price for a simple, direct cremation service coming in at just under $3,000. This does not account for the fact that there are several funeral homes offering a direct cremation for around $2,000.
The price of cremation in New Haven, CT
The average cremation memorial in New Haven costs $3,718*, with surveys reporting the average price of direct cremation at $2,692*.
Cremation costs in Bridgeport, CT
The average price for a cremation memorial service in Bridgeport is $3,409*, with the average cost for a cremation reported at $2,370. However, the lowest cost for a direct cremation service is $2,000. This makes a direct cremation the most affordable funeral option in Fairfield county.
There are around 200 funeral homes across Connecticut with annual revenue of around $200M.
* Prices obtained from online funeral survey 2018 – Parting