Each year we conduct a survey of either cemeteries or funeral homes. We inquire about prices of various services and publish the results. Our purpose is to encourage planning for end-of-life arrangements and to serve as a ready resource in the event of an unexpected death of a family member.


 At the bottom of this page are links to the surveys we conduct each year of services and prices charged by cemeteries and funeral homes in the Northern Virginia area.

 Information on other aspects of death and dying:

 - Medical Treatment When Death Is Near
 - Explanation of Advance Directives and How to Prepare Yours
 - Disposition of Your Body When You Die
 - Assembling the Information Your Survivors Will Need to Know
 - Assigning Power of Attorney to Another Person (or Persons)
 - Books and Other Publications That May Be Helpful

Below are results of the surveys we have conducted in the last two years. The survey of cemeteries was published in March 2018. 
The survey of funeral homes was conducted a year earlier, in 2017.