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This is a list of the average priced 2012 funeral compiled by the National Funeral Directors Association. This does not include the cost of a burial plot, cremation fees, headstone or flowers.
The average cost of a funeral in 1960 was $708. In 1980 it was $1809 and in 2000 it was $5180.
Many families are unable to raise the funds needed for an average priced service. This is why Funeralfund.com was created. Crowdfunding for funeral expenses is a way the entire family and community can share the expense. Online donations can be accepted anywhere the internet is available, bringing family members who are far away within reach.