In order for a funeral to be arranged, there are certain aspects to check out. Does the person have burial insurance, life insurance or not? The funeral cost for even a cheap arrangement, is over $6000. and can get very high with any extras. I know that it's hard to consider your own death, but you must make sure your family can get through the grief as easy as possible. The costs are going to keep growing, so make those plans before it's too late. I may have to buy extra insurance, with the way prices are climbing.