Whether due to a construction incident or a vehicle collision, the catastrophic loss of a loved one generates a world of pain and unexpected cost. Loss of income, emergency treatment costs and more, there are plenty of angles where an unexpected death dings our resources. One thing that always follows this loss is the cost of a funeral. 

Depending on the package and services you want, New York funerals can range wildly in cost. US Funerals Online provides us with a basic rundown of funeral costs, what you must pay and what is optional. Average costs run anywhere between $8,000 and $10,000. 

The musts of death care 

There are few requirements for a funeral outside New York’s law that you may not do it yourself. A licensed, certified funeral director will need to take care of your loved one in whatever capacity you decide. 

The options of death care 

Embalming is not required by the state, though many funeral homes will not provide open casket services without it for purposes of preservation. Cremation can be a cheaper option (at an average $2,500 to $4,000) as your service will not have to include the costs of a construction crew to dig up the plot or the cement vault that comes with the casket. Another important facet of New York funerals is the limited amount of green space. Cemetery and graveyard space can become far more expensive depending on where you want them buried. 

These costs only stack on top of your already stressed plate. In the case of wrongful death, these funeral costs are just as much pain and suffering as the emotional toll this loss may have on you.