Nevada has the highest cremation rate in the country at 72 percent. Residents choose cremation over traditional burial for a number of reasons including environmental impact, the wide range of available cremation options, and cost. When compared with the high costs of burial, the relatively low costs of cremation offer Las Vegas residents an affordable way to bid farewell to their loved ones.
What is the price of a Las Vegas cremation?
The National Funeral Directors Association estimates the average cost of a burial to be around $7,000 or more than $8,000 for a burial with a vault. Prices depend on your location and the specific funeral home, meaning that it’s possible for a Las Vegas burial to cost $10,000 or higher.
Las Vegas cremation costs are much lower than the costs associated with burial. The average cremation costs anywhere from several hundred dollars to a couple thousand – a fraction of the cost of a burial. Cremation costs in Las Vegas remain low because of the simplified nature of the service. Unlike with traditional interment, a cremation does not require costly embalming services, caskets, burial plots, headstones, or other burial-related fees.
Direct cremation vs. Customized cremation
Direct cremation is the most cost-friendly option for Las Vegas residents. This basic service involves the body being taken directly to a cremation facility after the death certificate is obtained and omits the public viewing or funeral service. Following the cremation service, a family has the option to return the remains to an urn or scatter them in a special place.
While many Las Vegas families opt for direct cremation, a new trend of customized cremations is quickly gaining popularity. Some families choose to combine a viewing or funeral service with a cremation. Others opt for a post-cremation memorial service or elaborate “life celebration.” Some families even have a fireworks display using the cremated remains. A reputable full-service cremation provider helps a family customize a cremation plan to bring the deceased loved one’s wishes to life.
Choose a direct cremation for the biggest cost savings or opt for a customized cremation plan for a unique send-off. Talk to your cremation provider about your options and make sure to get a price quote before you buy.