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How much does the average funeral cost? Probably more than you think. And that number balloons when you factor in other end-of-life expenses, like medical costs.

The national average for funeral expenses and end-of-life medical costs combined is $22,000. States like Hawaii (at more than $41,000), New York and California tend to be the most expensive. But, no state comes in below $18,000. 

If you’re curious about where your state ranks, take a look at the list below.

Funeral and End-of-Life Medical
Costs by State*

  Funeral Costs Medical Costs Total Costs
Alabama $6,933 $12,264 $19,197
Alaska $10,084 $17,840 $27,924
Arizona $7,530 $13,321 $20,851
Arkansas $6,746 $11,934 $18,680
California $11,777 $20,834 $32,611
Colorado $8,198 $14,503 $22,701
Connecticut $9,914 $17,538 $27,452
Delaware $8,392 $14,846 $23,238
Florida $7,600 $13,445 $21,045
Georgia $6,925 $12,250 $19,175
Hawaii $14,975 $26,492 $41,467
Idaho $7,165 $12,676 $19,841
Illinois $7,336 $12,978 $20,314
Indiana $6,987 $12,360 $19,347
Iowa $6,995 $12,374 $19,369
Kansas $6,909 $12,223 $19,132
Kentucky $7,057 $12,484 $19,541
Louisiana $7,290 $12,896 $20,186
Maine $9,122 $16,137 $25,259
Maryland $10,069 $17,812 $27,881
Massachusetts $10,216 $18,073 $28,289
Michigan $6,902 $12,209 $19,111
Minnesota $7,887 $13,953 $21,840
Mississippi $6,684 $11,825 $18,509
Missouri $6,762 $11,962 $18,724
Montana $8,299 $14,681 $22,980
Nebraska $7,049 $12,470 $19,519
Nevada $8,423 $14,901 $23,324
New Hampshire $8,516 $15,066 $23,582
New Jersey $9,712 $17,181 $26,893
New Mexico $6,793 $12,017 $18,810
New York $10,799 $19,103 $29,902
North Carolina $7,367 $13,033 $20,400
North Dakota $7,670 $13,569 $21,239
Ohio $7,049 $12,470 $19,519
Oklahoma $6,754 $11,948 $18,702
Oregon $10,418 $18,430 $28,848
Pennsylvania $7,895 $13,967 $21,862
Rhode Island $9,269 $16,398 $25,667
South Carolina $7,445 $13,170 $20,615
South Dakota $7,748 $13,706 $21,454
Tennessee $6,886 $12,182 $19,068
Texas $7,103 $12,566 $19,669
Utah $7,639 $13,514 $21,153
Vermont $8,889 $15,725 $24,614
Virginia $7,818 $13,830 $21,648
Washington $8,594 $15,203 $23,797
West Virginia $7,072 $12,511 $19,583
Wisconsin $7,554 $13,363 $20,917
Wyoming $6,933 $12,264 $19,197
       
National Average $8,755 $13,733 $22,488

 

The power of a plan

If there’s one thing that’s clear from these numbers, it’s that having an end-of-life plan is important. And, a final expense whole life insurance policy is a great place to start. These policies are designed to pay out quickly — in many cases, before your loved ones can access other needed but less-accessible assets. That means your loved ones can have funds when they need it most.

With Peace Assured final expense whole life policies, you can get between $5,000 and $35,000 in coverage. So, you can choose the coverage that fits your needs and budget.

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*Source: https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/savings-advice/cost-of-dying-every-state/#51v

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