The coffin or casket is usually the most expensive part of a funeral. But coffin prices can be affordable if you do your homework.
The reason they are expensive is mostly because funeral homes charge quite a large mark-up on the price, and as most people buy direct from them, they are paying a premium.
However, legally, funeral homes and directors are obliged to let you provide your own coffin or casket and have it delivered to them. In addition, you don't need a casket for a cremation.
There is a huge range to choose from on the market from simple cardboard or pine right up to luxury handmade caskets in hardwoods, metals such as steel or copper, even gold plated!
Prices will depend on the materials you choose and where you decide to buy. If you look online or go to a wholesale supplier you will find cheaper prices.
Click on the links for each type of coffin to see our recommendations for designs and where to buy.
Prices reviewed in February 2017.
Obviously you can go way above these prices if you get a bespoke coffin with gold plating like Michael Jackson's. But these are the basic prices available from funeral directors and online.
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