Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maryland and Environs

Funeral Costs

Did you know that funeral and memorial services, cremation, and burials vary widely in cost for identical services? That’s why it’s important to compare prices among funeral homes. Click here for the results of our latest Mortuary Price Survey, in which we compare prices—among more than 100 mortuaries in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia — for Immediate Burial and Direct Cremation, the simplest of funeral arrangements.

On February 7 and 8, 2017, National Public Radio aired a two-part segment investigating the deceptive pricing of the funeral industry, based on our research nationwide.

A Funeral Might Cost You Thousands Less Just by Crossing the Street
Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices are Still Unclear

In April 2014, Washington Consumer Checkbook rated local funeral homes.

Washington Area Funeral Homes Ratings