The average cost of cremation with services handled through a funeral home is between $2,000 and $4,000.  If these same services are handled directly through a crematory, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $3,000.

When choosing cremation following a funeral service, you can expect to pay between $4,000 to $6,000 at a funeral home or $3,000 to $4,000 at a crematory.

Typically, these prices include the cost of the actual cremation and a basic memorial service.  Some families may instead choose to cremate the body after first holding a viewing or funeral ceremony.

This type of cremation with service can increase costs considerably by requiring you to purchase a casket and pay more for the funeral director's basic services.

You can find and compare local cremation costs at

Average funeral costs for popular cities in the US



Average Cremation Cost 

With Services 

Atlanta, Georgia $3,753
Austin, Texas $4,051
Boston, Massachusetts $4,633
Chicago, Illinois $4,031
Dallas, Texas $4,619
Denver, Colorado $3,348
Detroit, Michigan $3,106
Honolulu, Hawaii $3,868
Houston, Texas $4,875
Los Angeles, California $2,730
Miami, Florida $3,245
Minneapolis, Minnesota $4,311
New York City, New York $3,953
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $3,585
Portland, Oregon $3,305
Sacramento, California $3,366
San Diego, California $3,213
San Francisco, California $3,775
San Jose, California $3,349
Seattle, Washington $2,694
Washington, DC $3,896