With rising healthcare costs at the end of life, Floridians are revising their after-life plans in a big way, statistics show. More than half of Floridians choose to be cremated instead of buried, making what was once a rare alternative a new tradition, Tampa Tribune reports.
A major reason is cost: an average of about $2,250, compared with roughly $8,350 for the typical burial.
Florida cremated 59 percent of its dead in 2011 — the second highest percentage in the U.S., third behind California and Texas, writes TBO. Read more.