Cemetery burial plot cost in Illinois: cheapest & most expensive options

The average price of a burial plot in Illinois is $3,184. This is based on an analysis of 1,283 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $6,693 and as low as $500. Grave plots are 11% cheaper in Illinois than in the rest of the country.

Keep in mind that these costs will vary depending on your specific situation. Depending on the type of burial plot you purchase, how many, and in what zip code, these prices may vary significantly from the average.

When making arrangements, we recommend contacting at least a few cemeteries to get a price that is right for your family.

Cities with the most affordable cemetery burial plot costs in Illinois

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Freeport, IL$500-84%
Willow Springs, IL$800-75%
Elgin, IL$900-72%
Hillside, IL$1,136-64%
Westmont, IL$1,163-63%
Batavia, IL$1,279-60%
Aurora, IL$1,301-59%
Northbrook, IL$1,397-56%
Northlake, IL$1,488-53%
Lemont, IL$1,566-51%

Cities with the most expensive cemetery burial plot costs in Illinois

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Skokie, IL$6,693110%
Palatine, IL$6,400101%
Joliet, IL$6,17394%
Bethalto, IL$5,93386%
Edwardsville, IL$5,88085%
Gurnee, IL$5,16062%
Fairview Heights, IL$4,94155%
River Grove, IL$4,93455%
Arlington Heights, IL$4,30335%
Cary, IL$4,30035%

Illinois: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Arlington Heights, IL$4,30335%
Aurora, IL$1,301-59%
Batavia, IL$1,279-60%
Belleville, IL$4,07428%
Bethalto, IL$5,93386%
Bloomington, IL$3,87422%
Blue Island, IL$2,730-14%
Calumet Park, IL$2,897-9%
Cary, IL$4,30035%
Chicago, IL$3,135-2%
Darien, IL$2,032-36%
Decatur, IL$2,799-12%
Des Plaines, IL$2,524-21%
Edwardsville, IL$5,88085%
Elgin, IL$900-72%
Elmhurst, IL$3,3064%
Evergreen Park, IL$2,450-23%
Fairview Heights, IL$4,94155%
Forest Park, IL$4,28735%
Freeport, IL$500-84%
Godfrey, IL$3,133-2%
Gurnee, IL$5,16062%
Hillside, IL$1,136-64%
Homewood, IL$3,4488%
Joliet, IL$6,17394%
Lemont, IL$1,566-51%
Loves Park, IL$3,3676%
Machesney Park, IL$4,15731%
Norridge, IL$3,73717%
North Chicago, IL$1,705-46%
Northbrook, IL$1,397-56%
Northlake, IL$1,488-53%
Oak Brook Terrace, IL$2,353-26%
Oak Lawn, IL$2,512-21%
Oakbrook Terrace, IL$2,463-23%
Oakbrook, IL$1,798-44%
Oaklawn, IL$2,188-31%
Palatine, IL$6,400101%
Pekin, IL$3,060-4%
Peoria, IL$3,60413%
River Grove, IL$4,93455%
Rockford, IL$3,81920%
Schiller Park, IL$2,886-9%
Skokie, IL$6,693110%
Springfield, IL$3,3385%
Stickney, IL$3,83420%
Vernon Hills, IL$3,3335%
Westmont, IL$1,163-63%
Willow Springs, IL$800-75%
Woodstock, IL$4,26334%
Worth, IL$3,047-4%

Illinois: VA national and state cemeteries with free burial plots

If you are a veteran, service member or eligible family member you may be eligible for a free burial at a national VA cemetery. There are 11 such cemeteries in Illinois. Keep in mind these are not guaranteed to have any open spots. Please see below for contact information as well as burial plot availability.

CemeteryOpen plots?AddressPhone
Abraham Lincoln National CemeteryOpen20953 W. Hoff Road Elwood, IL 60421Phone: 815-423-9958
Alton National CemeteryCremation Only600 Pearl Street Alton, IL 62002Phone: 314-845-8320
Camp Butler National CemeteryOpen5063 Camp Butler Road Springfield, IL 62707-9722Phone: 217-492-4070
Danville National CemeteryOpen1900 East Main Street Danville, IL 61832Phone: 217-554-4550
Fort Sheridan National CemeteryCremation OnlyVatner Road Fort Sheridan, IL 60037Phone: 224-610-7296
Mound City National CemeteryOpen141 State Highway 37 Mound City, IL 62963Phone: 618-748-9107
Quincy National CemeteryClosed36th & Maine Street Quincy, IL 62301Phone: 309-782-2094
Rock Island National CemeteryOpenBldg 118 Rock Island Arsenal Rock Island, IL 61299Phone: 309-782-2094
Confederate MoundClosedOak Woods Cemetery Chicago, IL 60637Phone: 815-423-9958
North Alton Confederate CemeteryClosed635 Rozier Street Alton, IL 62003Phone: 314-845-8320
Rock Island Confederate CemeteryClosedRodman Avenue Rock Island, IL 61299Phone: 309-782-2094

State VA cemeteries have similar free burial options as well, though these come with residency requirements. Contact your local VA office to learn more.

InstitutionAddressContact
Sunset Cemetery1707 N. 12th Street Quincy, IL 62301John Wingerter, Acting Administrator Phone: 217-222-8641 x202