How Much Does a Mausoleum Cost?
A mausoleum is a building constructed as an interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person. The building is constructed externally as a stand alone structure; inside the mausoleum is the tomb. Usually, a Christian mausoleum will sometimes include a chapel. The price of a mausoleum usually depends on the materials used for the building of the structure as well as the size of the mausoleum itself. There are several contractors that build mausoleums and the price for the service varies by contractors as well.
How much is it?
- Mausoleum’s price varies depending on the design and size of the mausoleum. A single crypt or one entombment mausoleum can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $10,000. Single crypt mausoleums will generally have 4” concealed walls and 6” exposed floors.
- Double crypt mausoleums also have the same 4” concealed walls and 6” exposed floors, but is side by side and can fit 2 entombments. The price for this type of mausoleum can cost anywhere from $9,500 to $22,000.
- Quad crypt mausoleums have 4 entombments and the price range for this type of mausoleum costs anywhere from $20,000 to $32,000. There are different designs available that range from Venetian Rose and Jet Black Crown Jade.
- Garden crypts mausoleums are outdoors with no building or lobby of any kind. These can range anywhere from $3,000 to $5,900 for a single crypt, while a double can cost $4,800 to $9,500.
- Private mausoleums can cost anywhere from $20,000 to as much as $500,000 or more. These are private mausoleums that only family members can share.
What are the extra costs?
- The lot where the mausoleum will be put up adds additional cost to the total price of the mausoleum. Lots in the cemetery vary depending on the size of the lot and can start at $8,000.
- Niches are additional costs as this is where the body of the deceased will be placed before placing them inside the mausoleum. Niches can go anywhere from $4,500 to $7,000.
- Engraving on the front of the mausoleum tomb can cost $200 to $1,000 depending on the style and quality.
- Upon death, additional fees will include a casket, embalming, as well as the services of a funeral.
What is going to be included?
- The mausoleum itself, as well as the lettering of doors and nameplate, is all that is included. A cemetery director will be able to walk you through the selection process as well as show you the location of the exact plot.
How can I save money?
- Try to plan ahead. Identify how big the mausoleum will be as this can save you money in the future. Also, compare prices with different cemeteries that offer mausoleums to find the one that can offer the best priced mausoleum with the same set of features.
- Consider purchasing your own mausoleum and have it delivered to the cemetery directly. There are plenty of online retailers that provide this service.
- Talk with at least three cemeteries in your area. Most are going to be more than happy to discuss pricing as well as what they have to offer. By comparing these prices as well as talking with them, it will give you a better idea on what they are going to charge.