A traditional burial costs upwards of $6000. Many people choose cremation as a more affordable alternative. Though cremation is usually less expensive than a traditional burial, cremation is not always an affordable option.
Rates for basic cremation vary according to where you live, with more densely populated regions having higher average cost of cremation. Costs usually range between $700 and $1100 with the average cost of cremation running about $900. But this is only the cost for the actual cremation, which does not include other nececessary professional fees.