What is the cost difference between cremation and burial?

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This is a question that we are asked often, however to properly answer the question, we must know what type of cremation you are requesting. Cremation is just another form of final disposition of the body, and can be accompanied by as much or as little service as the family desires, much the same way a person can be buried with a complete funeral or just taken to the cemetery. When you compare like services the such as a viewing and funeral service prior to cremation with a viewing and funeral service prior to burial, the cost difference is a few hundred dollars. This difference lies in the fact that for cremation you will incur the cremation cost and the cost of an urn, whereas with burial you will incur the cost of the outer burial container, grave space cost, and grave excavation.
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