California Funeral Costs

The average cost of a funeral in California is $6,439 based on surveyed data from funeral homes across the state. Funeral costs can vary widely depending on your city, service provider and elected services. Our research found that prices can range from $2,950 to $13,825.


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California Funeral Cost Breakdown

Our cost estimates assume an average casket cost of $1,500. You are not required to select a casket from your funeral home, so it can be beneficial to shop around for a more affordable casket if needed. Your funeral home must honor any alternative casket you purchase by law.

The data here is intended for educational purposes only and we make no warranty about its accuracy. Funeral homes change prices frequently, so we recommend contacting the funeral home directly and asking them for their prices as they may have changed.

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Average Funeral Costs By County

County Average Funeral Cost
Alameda County, CA $6,777
Butte County, CA $5,352
Colusa County, CA $4,830
Contra Costa County, CA $7,373
El Dorado County, CA $7,285
Fresno County, CA $5,861
Glenn County, CA $5,080
Humboldt County, CA $5,736
Kern County, CA $5,223
Kings County, CA $5,653
Lake County, CA $4,765
Los Angeles County, CA $7,543
Madera County, CA $6,092
Marin County, CA $6,610
Mendocino County, CA $4,719
Merced County, CA $5,225
Monterey County, CA $7,654
Napa County, CA $6,046
Nevada County, CA $7,138
Orange County, CA $6,656
Placer County, CA $6,288
Riverside County, CA $5,755
Sacramento County, CA $6,438
San Benito County, CA $6,065
San Bernardino County, CA $6,029
San Diego County, CA $6,146
San Francisco County, CA $6,800
San Joaquin County, CA $6,284
San Luis Obispo County, CA $5,948
San Mateo County, CA $8,630
Santa Barbara County, CA $5,554
Santa Clara County, CA $6,469
Santa Cruz County, CA $6,372
Shasta County, CA $5,707
Solano County, CA $5,663
Sonoma County, CA $7,011
Stanislaus County, CA $5,905
Sutter County, CA $6,038
Tehama County, CA $5,322
Tulare County, CA $5,842
Ventura County, CA $6,281
Yolo County, CA $5,125
Yuba County, CA $5,407

Funeral Costs By Service

Service Average Cost
Basic Services $1,557
Viewing and Visitation $368
Funeral Ceremony $552
Graveside Service $229
Transport of Remains $413
Direct Burial $853
Direct Cremation $1,480
Embalming $625

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Cities in California