A Quick Guide to Funeral Costs

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If you have just suffered the loss of a loved one, the thought of dealing with funeral in Penang costs can be overwhelming. But with the cost of funerals averaging between $6,000 and $7,000 plus burial expenses, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with typical funeral costs before you enter the funeral home. This article will help explain basic funeral costs so that you can make the best financial choices when going through this difficult time. Below is a list of typical funeral expenses you will encounter.

Funeral Home / Mortuary Expenses

Funeral Homes and Funeral directors charge a fee for managing the funeral or memorial service. Their tasks include staffing and managing visitations, submitting paperwork for permits and death certificates, and housing the body. The specific tasks that funeral homes perform can vary greatly, so don’t be afraid to ask for details about what services are covered in the price. The average price for funeral home services are between $1,000 and $2,000.


Caskets come in a wide range of styles and materials, and can be made of wood, fiberglass, steel, copper, bronze, plastic, as well as biodegradable materials. Caskets are often one of the most expensive funeral items, ranging from $1,500 to $10,000. Keep in mind that regardless of the material of casket, it cannot preserve the body. You can usually select and purchase a casket through the funeral home, although you may have the option of purchasing a casket on your own for less.

Burial Vaults and Grave Liners

Vaults and Liners are used to protect the casket, and may be required by cemeteries. Vaults and liners can range from $750 – $1,000.


Embalming may be an additional cost of about $500. Verify with your funeral director if embalming is necessary, as it is not always required by law.

Transportation Costs

Transportation costs may include transporting the body from the place of death as well as to funeral services and to the burial site. It may also include transporting the family to and from services. Transportation cost an average of $500.00