The typical cost for funeral services like other items and services has been gradually increasing over the last 20 years. You might remember a specific figure in that past, but chances are, the latter is no longer accurate.
The cost of funeral arrangements today
What most people know about the cost of funeral services do not take into account the cost of inflation and the extra expenditures associated with burial in a cemetery and the purchase of a headstone.
When all funeral-related costs are factored in, the regular conventional funeral service will cost the average Australian family closer to $4000 to $15000. Why the large disparity you ask? To better understand the cost of the latter, it is well worth going over how the funeral service industry works. This will provide us with a solid understanding of where our cash goes when planning a funeral.