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How much does a funeral cost in San Francisco, CA?

Here are average prices for common funerals in San Francisco, CA, based on our estimates. Prices will vary at different funeral homes, so it's a good idea to compare several options and ask for general price lists.

Traditional funeral
$8,950
Cremation & service
$4,800
Direct cremation
$2,850

Funeral homes near San Francisco, California

Browsing 1 - 10 of dozens of funeral homes near San Francisco, California

Lifemark Service Center

153 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

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Sinai Memorial Chapel

1501 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115

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Green Street Mortuary

649 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

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McAvoy O'Hara Funeral Home

4545 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Memorials for people from San Francisco, CA

Browse a few memorial websites created for people from San Francisco, CA on Ever Loved. Find obituaries, funeral details, photos, stories, and more.

Richard Latif

Jan 17, 1945—Aug 17, 2018

San Francisco, CA, USA

"Richard Latif, a long-time resident of San Francisco, passed away at home after a courageous battle with ca..." Read more
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Maria Angeles Palacio

Mar 6, 2018—Aug 7, 2018

San Francisco, CA, USA

Ashley Paige Wiley

Jan 30, 2018—Apr 6, 2018

San Francisco, CA, USA

Kelly Luciani

Sep 20, 1964—Apr 27, 2006

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Planning a funeral in San Francisco

If you’re planning a funeral in San Francisco, there are dozens of funeral homes to choose from, but you should note that it’s virtually impossible to bury someone within city limits. Due to space constraints, many cemeteries have been built over, and the remaining ones are no longer accepting new internments. Those who wish bury their loved ones often look south to Colma, a San Francisco suburb in which almost three quarters of the land is zoned for cemeteries.

That being said, cremation is more common than burial in San Francisco, with the overall cremation rate in California now over 60% and growing. If you’re interested in cremation in San Francisco and planning on hosting a memorial service or celebration of life on your own (or not having an event), you may want to consider a direct cremation to save money. A direct cremation includes the necessary steps for cremation without additional services from a funeral home. There are several San Francisco direct cremation providers that offer cremations for less than $1,000.

San Francisco also offers an array of funeral homes that specialize in specific cultures of religions. In our San Francisco funeral home listings, you’ll find Chinese funeral homes, Jewish funeral homes and more.

If you’re unsure about what type of funeral you want for your loved one, try our free funeral planner to plan a funeral in San Francisco that feels meaningful for your family.