I was calling funeral homes getting information about making "pre-need" funeral arrangements for an elderly relative. The woman I talked with at [name deleted] funeral home, just across the street from St. [mother of God's name deleted]'s Catholic Church told me, "...and that cemetery requires a burial vault. Most of the cemeteries around here now require a vault. The lowest price vault we have is $552. The most popular one is $772 and it comes with a lifetime guarantee."