Federated Reports Averages for January

A regular adult funeral, including a casket and professional services, sold for an average cost of $6,890.46 in January 2015. That’s a 1.56 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to Federated Funeral Directors of America in Springfield, Illinois, a unit of Fiducial. Meanwhile, the average outer container sale was $1,329.29, a 1.03 percent increase over the 2014 figure.