Why is the funeral home charging me $7,100 for an average funeral (not to include the burial)?

$7,100 is the cost of the average funeral in the USA now.  That price includes the average priced metal casket of $4500, and the rest of the service (limo, visitation, body preparation, chapel, etc.) is usually the remaining $2600 (7,100 – $4500 = $2600).  Some funeral homes have dropped their casket prices but simply added the extra cost to the other items so your total still comes out to about $7,100.  Obviously prices vary from one funeral home to another.  Your best defense against this it to shop other funeral homes before coming to the one that you want to have the funeral at.  See below on the best way to approach this.

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