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TOPIC: Immediate or Simple Cremation Cost in So. Nevada

Immediate or Simple Cremation Cost in So. Nevada 10 Mar 2010 13:12 #316

I am sharing the pricing given to me for Immediate Cremation (or Simple Cremation) here in Las Vegas, Nevada, as of March 2010, from one of the Funeral Homes.

The total package price was $1410.00 which included five $20 Death Certificates.

Here’s the breakdown:

Funeral Director and Staff Services ............................................... $155.00
(If this amount was only for the twenty minutes it took to do
the paperwork, then it seems a little high.)
Care and Preparation of Remains – Refrigeration ....................... $ 375.00
(I didn't see the need for this item. It's a cremation, supposedly
immediate. Seems rather expensive for use of even a day or two.)
Transportation of remains to funeral home (about 17.5 miles) ..... $ 375.00
(If this amount includes removing the body from the home, and then
transporting it to the mortuary which is 17 miles from our home,
then it seems a little high, too.)
Crematory Services .......................................................................... $235.00
(Seems fairly reasonable for firing up the furnace, moving the body,
collecting the ashes, etc.)
Merchandise – Alternative Container, Cardboard ......................... $145.00
(Wow! That's a lot for a cardboard box.)
Urn – Plastic Bag ............................................................................ $ 25.00
(If what I read is true, and this bag is extra heavy for transferring
contents to urns, then I guess it's fair. But if it's just a freezer
quality ziplock, then it's a bit high.)
Total .................................................................................... $1310.00
Plus Certified Death Certificates (5 @ $20 each) ........................... $100.00
(The $20 per certified page seems to be the going rate for a page of
anything certified in Nevada.)
Complete Total ........................................................................ $1410.00
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