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Cremation and Cost of Funerals

Published: December 8, 2016

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Making end of life arrangements now can be the smartest way to make your funeral affordable. Cremation and the cost of funerals are both on the rise.

Funeral Facts

  • The average funeral costs can easily reach $20,000.
  • Preplanning can help to ensure your final wishes are met. 80% of families fight over funeral arrangements.
  • In about 40% of end of life arrangements, the departed had no say in what was to happen.

Cremation Facts

  • Over 40% of the population chose cremation in 2010, while 68% choose it in 2015.
  • Cremation can be overwhelmingly the least expensive option with costs averaging 100% less.
  • Funeral costs including burials have risen in price beyond the inflation rate. Funeral costs have increased 3.9% while inflation is at about 2.7% for the same period.
  • Cremation is accepted by most churches.

Mackinnon Funeral Homes can help you to make the right choice for your end of life plans, including cremation arrangements and preplanning.


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