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How much ash is there after cremation?

How much ash is there after cremation?

Question: How much ash is there after cremation?

Answer: The average weight of ashes after cremation is around 6lbs or 3 kilos: equivalent to three bags of sugar. It varies between men and women, with men  7.1lbs (+ or – 1.2lbs) which is 3.2kg for woman 4.9lbs (+ or – 1lbs) which is 2.2kg. It relates to the weight of bone the person had in their body. People are often surprised by the amount they receive back, they tend to expect a lot less. Some premature babies do not have any ash afterwards as the bones had  not had chance to form properly.

 

 

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