Every other year the NJSFDA surveys its members to gather updated statistical pricing information. The Biennial Statistical Pricing Survey began in 1986 with the singular purpose of collecting accurate funeral pricing data for the New Jersey Department of Public Welfare. In the years since, the statistical survey has become a more comprehensive collection of statistics helping the association respond with confidence and authority to inquiries about average funeral costs posed by the media, government agencies and consumers.
For illustrative purposes, we have classified the pricing in three categories: Typical, Abbreviated Typical and Minimal.
- A "Typical" funeral includes one day of open casket viewing, embalming, church and committal service, local transfer, hearse, limousine, and other items.
- An "Abbreviated Typical" funeral is defined as one hour of open casket visitation, embalming, church and committal service, local transfer, hearse, and other items.
- A "Minimal" funeral is defined as no visiting hours or embalming, closed casket, no church or religious committal service, and no incidentals with the family assembling at the place of disposition.
The pricing displayed below are the reported averages of the 21 New Jersey counties surveyed.