The average cost of dying in the U.S. is about $19,566. Using 2020 figures from the National Funeral Directors Association and the CDC, a group found the average 'cost of dying' across the U.S. based on the price of end-of-life care, funerals and cremations. Hawaii was the priciest state, with end-of-life medical costs topping $23,073, the average funeral adding up to $14,478 and the average cost of cremation coming in at $12,095. All that comes to a whopping average cost of dying of $36,124. Mississippi is the cheapest place to die, with an average cost of about $15,516.