From transplant to "implant," a new 2022 survey conducted by World Population Review shares interesting insights on how much it costs to be interred in each of America's states.
To help you understand the sweet deal the Gem State offers the departed, we'll begin with the 10 states with the most expensive burial fees.
World Population Review's List of 10 States with Highest Average Funeral Costs
- Hawaii ($14,975)
- California ($11,777)
- New York ($10,799)
- Oregon ($10,418)
- Massachusetts ($10,216)
- Alaska ($10,084)
- Maryland ($10,069)
- Connecticut ($9,914)
- New Jersey ($9,712)
- Rhode Island ($9,269)
Prices this high makes us wish Amazon Prime had a deal on death.
Unless you know something we don't, death comes for us all. While planning for yours or your loved ones' funeral is a rather morbid task, it's too important to ignore.
Typical funeral costs include "the hearse, funeral home service fee, casket, headstone, burial plot, viewing and staff fees for any services." The national average for interment costs in America range from $7,000 to $9,000, with an average median cost of $7,360. For greater context, Maine rings in with the highest at $7,360 while Florida's are the least costly at $5, 875. World Population View points out that many families fall prey to overspending on laying their dearly departed to rest.
Many families tend to overspend on funerals due to the emotional impact of a loved one passing clouding their best judgment or due to a lack of time and experience. It is important to take the time to research and contact multiple services to see which is right for you and your family and to see what services are within your price range.
So where does Idaho fall into the mix on the expenses of death and burial? The Gem State rings in at $7,165 to be buried, $12,511 for end-of-life costs, and $19,841 for total overall costs.
For the complete report, visit World Population Review's 2022 survey here.