How old are you? Anyway, buried whole means being buried in a cemetary, in a vault in a coffin. Cost now for this, on the average, is about $8,000, not including a headstone or bronze marker. Cremated means put in a hot oven, burned to ashes, and then the ashes are put in an Urn, to be put anywhere your loved one want. Cost is about, on the average, $900. So, it's up to you, and how much your loved ones can spend when you die. Good luck.