It can be tough for anyone to pay for the costs associated with a funeral. Part of this entails having to get a casket to bury a loved one in. A casket can be found for at least a thousand dollars in most places. In fact, an April 2013 report by the National Funeral Directors Association found that an average casket can be found on the market for $2,000. This is around a third of the $7,000 average that it costs to operate a funeral in the United States.
People who don't have insurance to cover the cost of a funeral often look hard to find better deals on their caskets and other things for a funeral so the expenses won't get worse than they have to. Some people will go for traditional wooden caskets, for instance. Others will look for caskets through wholesale providers or even through members-only warehouse stores like Costco.
However, some people will want to go all out when it comes to getting a funeral casket. A bronze or copper-laden casket can be particularly fashionable and will often create a sense of respect to someone. However, there are some cases where one of these high-end caskets won't be good enough. Some people would rather go all the way and buy caskets made with fancy materials. They want precious metals, fine interior lining spaces and many other things.
This listing of the ten most expensive caskets around includes many high-end models with some that had been made especially for certain people and were worth some extremely high totals. Not everyone in the world can afford to get a casket like one of these but a person who is able to afford it will be able to bring someone to one's final resting place with the respect that a person deserves.
10 Sterling Deluxe Stainless Steel Casket - $2,700
9 Copper Deluxe Casket - $2,900
8 Kiss Casket - $4,000
7 JFK's Original Casket - $4,000
6 Robert Wadlow Casket - $4,500
5 Hallmark Bronze Casket - $6,900
4 Elizabeth Taylor Casket - $11,000
3 The Promethian - $25,000
2 Xiao En Center Casket - $36,400
1 Zsa Zsa Gabor's Casket - $40,000
The Golden Casket made a casket plated with 24-carat gold for Zsa Zsa Gabor in 2011. This casket retailed for around $40,000. The problem is that Gabor is still alive to this day. The Golden Casket offered this to Gabor as a means of celebrating her recovery from blood clots and an amputation. Her husband has stated that he wanted to destroy the casket and melt the gold down to create a nice ring.
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