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Casket Costs

Wholesale casket prices vary from less than $300 to more than $8,000. Factors that affect the cost of caskets include:

  • The material from which the casket is constructed (cloth-covered wood or cloth-covered corrugated fiber board);caskets-cost_2
  • Gauge of the steel used in casket construction (20-gauge is least expensive; thicker gauges [18-gauge and 16-gauge] are more expensive);
  • Type of wood;
  • Weight of copper or bronze (32 ounce or 38 ounce);
  • Casket design (square corner, round corner, urn shape);
  • Interior materials used and nature of the finish of those materials;
  • Exterior hardware (handles and lugs) used; and
  • Paint finish.