Death is often a very difficult subject to talk about.

Not a conversation you look forward to, but it's an important conversation to have with loved ones.

Funerals can be very expensive. It's recommended that there's a financial plan set in place regarding funeral expenses.

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It's so important to know and understand your rights when putting together a funeral for a loved one.

World Population Review provided information about what the "Funeral Rule" is all about.

The Federal Trade Commission introduced this rule in the early 80's requiring funeral directors to keep you informed.

It allows you to only pay for the services you want, be given a list of all the services, told prices over the phone, among other rights.

World Population Review has a list of the average funeral cost by state in 2024.

You have to take into consideration several things including the price of the hearse, funeral home service fee, casket, headstone, and burial plot.

Hawaii has the highest average funeral cost of $15,203 in 2024.

Mississippi has the lowest average funeral cost of $6,568 in 2024.

What is the Average Cost of a New Jersey Funeral in 2024?

The average cost of a funeral in New Jersey in 2024 is $9,154.

Find out which states have the highest and lowest funeral expenses for this year.

The Most Expensive States for Funerals in 2024

  • Hawaii - $15,203
  • California - $10,727
  • Oregon - $10,424
  • New York - $10,355
  • Massachusetts - $10,270
  • Maryland - $9,921
  • Alaska - $9,913
  • Connecticut - $9,689
  • Rhode Island - $9,247
  • New Jersey - $9,154

The Least Expensive States for Funerals in 2024

  • Mississippi - $6,568
  • Oklahoma - $6,722
  • Arkansas - $6,800
  • Kansas - $6,808
  • Missouri - $6,885
  • Georgia - $6,924
  • Alabama - $6,924
  • New Mexico - $6,939
  • Tennessee - $6,986
  • Indiana - $7,001

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