Cemetery Burial Plot Cost in Illinois: Cheapest & Most Expensive Options (2021)

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The average burial plot cost in Illinois is $1,275. This is based on an analysis of 432 cemeteries across the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as low as $125 and as high as $59,500. Burial plots are 45% cheaper in Illinois compared to other states.

Keep in mind that costs can and will vary depending on factors such as the type of burial plot you purchase, how many you plan to purchase, the cemetery and the market demand for burial plots within your area or around the cemetery you’d like to purchase a plot in.

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

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Cities with the Most Affordable Burial plot Cost in Illinois

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Willow Springs, IL$402 -68%
Freeport, IL$467 -63%
Waukegan, IL$600 -53%
Northlake, IL$626 -51%
Aurora, IL$724 -43%
Westmont, IL$733 -43%
Montgomery, IL$750 -41%
Hillside, IL$790 -38%
Addison Township, IL$800 -37%
Berwyn, IL$800 -37%

Cities with the Most Expensive Burial Plot cost in Illinois

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Skokie, IL$4,708 +269%
Joliet, IL$4,190 +229%
Bethalto, IL$3,236 +154%
Fairview Heights, IL$3,032 +138%
Gurnee, IL$2,580 +102%
Arlington Heights, IL$2,440 +91%
Machesney Park, IL$2,438 +91%
River Grove, IL$2,307 +81%
Springfield, IL$2,299 +80%
Cary, IL$2,200 +73%

Average Burial Plot Cost in Illinois by City

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Addison Township, IL$800 -37%
Arlington Heights, IL$2,440 +91%
Aurora, IL$724 -43%
Batavia, IL$829 -35%
Belleville, IL$2,025 +59%
Berwyn, IL$800 -37%
Bethalto, IL$3,236 +154%
Bloomington, IL$1,427 +12%
Blue Island, IL$2,034 +60%
Calumet Park, IL$1,045 -18%
Cary, IL$2,200 +73%
Chicago, IL$1,730 +36%
Darien, IL$917 -28%
Decatur, IL$1,120 -12%
Des Plaines, IL$1,103 -13%
Elgin, IL$825 -35%
Elmhurst, IL$1,633 +28%
Evergreen Park, IL$1,719 +35%
Fairview Heights, IL$3,032 +138%
Forest Park, IL$1,939 +52%
Freeport, IL$467 -63%
Godfrey, IL$940 -26%
Gurnee, IL$2,580 +102%
Hillside, IL$790 -38%
Homewood, IL$1,198 -6%
Joliet, IL$4,190 +229%
Lemont, IL$854 -33%
Lombard, IL$2,000 +57%
Machesney Park, IL$2,438 +91%
Montgomery, IL$750 -41%
Norridge, IL$1,889 +48%
North Chicago, IL$1,541 +21%
Northbrook, IL$1,748 +37%
Northlake, IL$626 -51%
Oak Lawn, IL$1,868 +47%
Oakbrook Terrace, IL$1,853 +45%
Oaklawn, IL$1,326 +4%
Pekin, IL$1,708 +34%
Peoria, IL$1,721 +35%
River Grove, IL$2,307 +81%
Rockford, IL$1,951 +53%
Schiller Park, IL$986 -23%
Skokie, IL$4,708 +269%
Springfield, IL$2,299 +80%
Stickney, IL$1,981 +55%
Waukegan, IL$600 -53%
Westmont, IL$733 -43%
Willow Springs, IL$402 -68%
Woodstock, IL$2,039 +60%
Worth, IL$1,266 -1%

Saving Money on Burial Plot Cost in Illinois

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.

VA National and State Cemeteries with Free Burial Plots in Illinois

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 ext. 202

Shopping Online for Burial Plots in Illinois

If you’re on the market for a cemetery plot, you may find the listings on eBay helpful. Depending on what’s available, you stand to save money on on your burial plot costs with the right bidding strategy.

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