Information about funeral urns | the amount of ashes
How much ash is left after cremation?
The average amount of ash left over after the cremation of an adult is about 3 to 3.5 liters or 183 to 213 cubic inches. For a child this will be 0.8 to 2 liters or 54 to 122 cubic inches and for a (premature) baby 0.3 to 0.7 liters or 18 to 43 cubic inches. Your crematorium will always know the exact volume. It is possible to disperse part of the ashes and keep the rest in an urn, cremation ash keepsake urn or piece of memorial jewelry like an ashes pendant.
The industry guide is that for every pound of body weight, allow one cubic inch of cremated remains. Standard size adult urns have approximately 213 cubic inches or 3,5 Liters of internal volume and are suitable for an average adult. 1 cubic inch is 0,0164 litres and 1 litre is 61 cubic inches. The table below is based on averages. If you are not sure of the exact volume please contact your crematorium or Funeral Director.
|baby- and child urns||Pet urns||Adult urns|
|22 weeks||up to 2 lbs||up to 2 lbs||10 cu in||up to 2 lbs||9 cu in||183 - 213 cu in|
|40 weeks||up to 19 lbs||up to 19 lbs||40 cu in||up to 17 lbs||31 cu in|
|1 year||22 lbs||22 lbs||49 cu in||up to 26 lbs||61 cu in|
|2 year||26 lbs||26 lbs||61 cu in||up to 44 lbs||92 cu in|
|3 year||33 lbs||33 lbs||76 cu in||up to 88 lbs||123 cu in|
|4 year||37 lbs||37 lbs||82 cu in||up to 132 lbs||183 cu in|
|5 year||41 lbs||41 lbs||89 cu in||> 132 lbs||244 cu in|
|6 year||48 lbs||48 lbs||95 cu in|
|7 year||52 lbs||52 lbs||98 cu in|
|8 year||57 lbs||57 lbs||101 cu in|
|9 year||61 lbs||61 lbs||107 cu in|
|10 year||68 lbs||68 lbs||113 cu in|
|11 year||77 lbs||77 lbs||122 cu in|
|12 year||85 lbs||85 lbs||137 cu in|
|13 year||99 lbs||99 lbs||146 cu in|
|14 year||114 lbs||114 lbs||159 cu in|
|15 year||125 lbs||125 lbs||171 cu in|
|16 year||134 lbs||134 lbs||183 cu in|
We apologize in advance for this table because it may be inconvenient, but we find it very important to inform you as good as possible.