N.J. funeral homes raised prices by 12 percent

The cost of dying went up in New Jersey:

Even dying is getting more expensive.  The average price for basic funeral home services in New Jersey and surrounding states has risen an average of 12 percent over the last year, according to an annual study released Tuesday. The pricing increases are the result of several converging trends, including a growing consumer preference for low-margin services like cremations and immediate burials, according to the 73-page study, conducted by accounting firm Citrin Cooperman.

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