While researching cemetery arrangements, either for yourself or a recently deceased loved one, you are likely to come across the term mausoleum crypt. To understand mausoleum crypts, review these burial crypt details and mausoleum price information.
What is a mausoleum crypt?
A mausoleum is a structure designed to house bodies after a funeral, allowing forabove-ground burial. A dry, sealed chamber that holds a casket is known as a crypt. Mausoleum crypt, then, refers to a crypt within a mausoleum.
Types of Crypt: Mausoleum
Crypts can be separated into two broad groups: single and double. Different styles of single and double are as follows:
- Single crypts fit one body or two cremations, and have a single-size marble or granite front.
- True Companion crypts fit two bodies or four cremations, or one body and two cremations, and have a single-size marble or granite front.
- Deluxe Companion crypts fit two bodies, four cremations, or one body and two cremations, and have a double-size marble or granite front.
- Abbey crypts allow one or two additional interment spaces directly below floor-level, and have a single-size marble or granite front.
What affects mausoleum crypt prices?
Garden or outdoor crypts are the most affordable crypts due to a lack of amenities such as a covering and benches. In some places, garden crypts are offered for $3,550 -$5,160 for single crypts and $6,100 -$9,100 for double crypts. Community mausoleums in cemeteries or churches can have hundreds of cemetery crypts that are purchased individually. A single or double cemetery crypt costs between $3,000 and $10,000, but, in an upscale mausoleum, the price can increase to $15,000 - $30,000 for a double cemetery crypt.
Private family mausoleums are smaller, more costly, and usually contain one to eight crypts, but can have more. Basic one- or two-person family crypt mausoleums start between $25,000 and $50,000 and increase exponentially depending on location, style, and quality of stone and other materials.
Additional Costs for Mausoleum Entombment
Entombment fees are charged by cemeteries for opening crypts, placing bodies inside, and resealing the crypts. Required permanent legal record keeping and all related services are included in entombment fees. Entombment fees (which may include engraving costs) can be $500 -$2,000, depending on the cemetery. A complete traditional funeral package with embalming, casket, services, procession, etc., can cost $6,000 -$15,000 or more, in addition to the cost of mausoleum and entombment fees.