"Good news: it's not just the cost of living we have to worry about these days, but also the cost of dying. According to a study by Debt.com, around 12 percent of Americans have taken on between $1,001 and $5,000 of debt after a loved one's death.
Research also suggests that some states are more expensive to die in than others. Forbes Advisor examined the price of funerals and end-of-life medical costs across the 50 states to find out which are worst for death-related expenses.
The most expensive state to die in overall is Alaska, followed by Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Washington.
It's cheapest to die in Kentucky. The states of Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri follow behind.
On average, death-related expenses cost $24,204 in the US. The median cost of a funeral is $7,736, while end-of-life medical expenses average at $16,468."