BBJ Research: Digging up the hidden costs of death – Boston Business Journal (blog) – News Journal Blogs


The programme that Beantown Marathon onslaught venture Tamerlan Tsarnaev was belowground in a Islamic necropolis in Viriginia this hebdomad appears to hit ended digit of the more disputable chapters of the disaster. But it didn’t kibosh the Beantown Business Journal Research Department from researching whatever engrossing facts most the $17 1000000000 U.S. death-care industry.

For example:

  • There are 109,000 cemeteries in the U.S., according to the National Geological Survey?

  • There are 529 funeral homes in Massachusetts, according to the National Funeral Directors Association?

  • The cipher salary for a funeral bag administrator in Beantown is $123,242, according to

  • That 43 proportionality of funeral shoppers are today choosing cremation over tralatitious burial, an process of 17 proportionality since 2000, according to Cremation Association of North America?

It rattling doesn’t concern where you springy or die. When you add up the toll for embalming and activity (cosmetology, dressing, casketing, hairdressing,) along with fees for storage, refrigeration, protective care, visitation etc,) there rattling is rattling lowercase you crapper do to refrain ascension funeral bag costs.

The mass is a fortuity downbound outlay inform on funerals and burials, according to the stylish accumulation available:

$55: Average toll for hardware and chilling of a body.

$95: Low-end outlay for a woman’s concealing outfit, which includes shoes. Men’s concealing outfits (suit, shirt and tie) move at most $170.

$225: Starting costs for low-priced embalming. High priced embalming fees arrange from $250 to 1,212, according to

$250: Average outlay for base etching (full name, relationship period and modification date) on a pericarp headstone.

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