What is the average cost of a cremation?

When looking at cremation costs, the first thing you must realize is that there is no set answer to this question. Cremation costs can and do vary by location or geographic region. Prices are set by the individual crematory providers or funeral homes, and can vary widely from one provider to another, even within the same local area. Cremation costs also depend on whether other services are included with the cremation, the cost of the casket or container used during cremation, and other factors. According to the Cremation Association of North America, the average cost of a cremation with a simple memorial service is $1650. Generally, a cremation with additional services handled through a funeral home will cost between $2000 to $4000. If the cremation is handled directly through a crematory, the average price will fall somewhere between $1500 to $3000.