In 2012 the national median (average) cost of a funeral for 2012 was $7,045. If a vault is included (something that is typically required by a cemetery) the median cost is $8,343. The average cost of a funeral now, however, is estimated to cost be between $8000 and $10,000. For a more detailed breakdown of how these costs are allocated in the USA click here
Financial support in the USA
There are a number of ways to attain funeral financial support in the USA.The criteria and amount available for financial support largely varies from state to state. Other funds are available for veterans, members of religious faiths and those who suffered with specific health conditions.