Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Consumers typically spend more on funerals than any other one-time purchase except a home or vehicle.
The average cost of an adult funeral in 2009 was $6,560, a 17.5 percent increase from 2004, according to the National Funeral Directors Association.
The bill can exceed $10,000 when added to it are vaults, limousines, obituaries, flowers and other burial costs.