Tips on Arranging a low cost cremation in Phoenix



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Arranging a low cost cremation in Phoenix

Cremation is already a popular disposition choice in Arizona, with a cremation rate of over 60% (1).  This higher than average cremation rate may attribute to the very competitive price for a cremation in Phoenix and Mesa.  In fact Phoenix is one of only a few metro areas in the United States where you can arrange a cremation for under $600.

More than ever today families are looking to save money on funeral costs.  The recent downturn in the economy, and changing attitudes, has led people to explore other alternatives than a traditional funeral option.

Families who are struggling financially will ask for help with funeral costs, and when they have little, if no, money – the simple question is ‘what is the cheapest cremation option?’  In addition to this, we are finding that more Americans are just choosing not to spend on funeral costs. 

What is the average cost of a cremation in Phoenix?

As the low cost cremation market is so competitive in Phoenix, we have looked at the prices for a basic direct cremation in order to establish an average cost for a cremation.  This is a service offering that represents the funeral home collecting the deceased and transferring he/she directly for a cremation.  There is no viewing or service, and as this requires the most minimal services of the funeral home staff, it can be performed for the lowest cost.  The average cost of a cremation with no service in Phoenix is around $885.00.

Cremation price comparison survey for Phoenix-Mesa area

Detailed below is a price comparison survey of a select number of cremation providers in Phoenix who offer discount cremations.

[Cremation price data collected April 2013]

Comparing cremation services in Phoenix

The chart above gives you some assistance in comparing the basic cremation costs between a few cremation providers in Phoenix.  It is by no means exhaustive, as there are around 30 funeral and cremation companies in Phoenix and around 20 in Mesa.  We have simply selected those cremation companies targeting the low cost cremation market and offering affordable direct cremations.

Understanding what a direct cremation cost includes

A direct cremation package generally includes the following:
  • An arrangement meeting
  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death (sometimes a specific mileage radius is specified)
  • Storage of the deceased for the mandatory waiting period
  • A basic cremation container
  • The crematory fee
  • A temporary container to return the cremated remains in.
  • General assistance with completing the necessary documentation for cremation
The cremation permit and death certificate will often be additional ‘cash advance’ items that are additional to the direct cremation package price. 

Be sure to check exactly what is included in any price you are quoted.  I have come across cremation prices quoted that do not include the cremation container, or the crematory fee!

DFS Memorials in Phoenix

The DFS Memorials network is partnered with Abel Funeral & Cremation Services in Phoenix.  They offer a simple, direct cremation for $639.  If you have an immediate need, or wish to preplan a cremation, you can call (602) 638-1151. 

Low cost cremation for $639 is available throughout Avondale, Goodyear, Phoenix, Mesa, Sun City, Gila County, Maricopa County, Pima County & Pinal County.

Expert Author: Sara J. Marsden

Sara is the Editor in Chief for US Funerals Online and has been researching and writing about the death care industry in the US for the last 5 years.

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DFS Memorials – low cost cremation in Phoenix
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