What is the cost of a funeral or cremation in Georgia? This is a very valid question, and for our consumer culture one that we expect to have answered immediately before making any buying decisions. Yet, unfortunately the funeral industry historically has steered away from openly disclosing prices. Today the FTC’s ‘funeral rule’ protects funeral consumers. A funeral home in Georgia must provide you with a general price list (GPL) if you make an inquiry about their services. You do not have to provide any personal information, but still some Georgia funeral homes will ask for your contact information and insist on having a funeral director call you back. Why? Because they want the opportunity to ‘sell’ their services to you, and a funeral is considered an emotional purchase. I mentioned above that the national average cost of a funeral is $7,755 (without a burial plot). In Georgia the average cost of a traditional funeral is in the region of $4,500 (without cemetery fees). A Georgia cremation can cost as little as $795, if you opt for a simple, direct cremation, or it can range up to around $4,000 for a cremation with a service.