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

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The average burial plot cost in Louisiana is $4,714. This is based on an analysis of 285 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $9,671 and as low as $600. Louisiana burial plots are among some of the most expensive in the nation. You can expect to pay 32% more than in other parts 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 burial arrangements, we recommend contacting at least a few cemeteries to get a price that is right for your family.

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Louisiana: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Avondale, LA$3,143-33%
Baton Rouge, LA$4,152-12%
Boutte, LA$1,200-75%
Chalmette, LA$8,04071%
Covington, LA$7,40057%
Denham Springs, LA$600-87%
Gretna, LA$4,248-10%
Metairie, LA$5,16410%
New Orleans, LA$9,671105%
Opelousas, LA$995-79%
Shreveport, LA$4,9575%
St Rose, LA$6,99748%

Louisiana: 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 4 such cemeteries in Louisiana. 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
Alexandria National CemeteryClosed209 East Shamrock Street Pineville, LA 71360Phone: 601-445-4981
Baton Rouge National CemeteryClosed220 North 19th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70806Phone: 225-654-1988
Louisiana National CemeteryOpen303 W. Mount Pleasant Road Zachary, LA 70791Phone: 225-654-1988
Port Hudson National CemeteryCremation Only20978 Port Hickey Road Zachary, LA 70791Phone: 225-654-1988

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

InstitutionAddressContactVA Funded?
Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery7970 Mike Clarke Road Keithville, LA 71047Don Howard, Director Phone: 318-925-0612YES
Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery3348 University Parkway Leesville, LA 71446Carol Martin, Director Phone: 337-238-6405YES
Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery2413 Hwy 425 Rayville, LA 71269Timothy Johnson, Director Phone: 318-728-4346YES
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery34888 Grantham College Drive Slidell, LA 70460Ted Krumm, Director Phone: 985-646-6458YES
Southwest Louisiana State Veterans Cemetery1620 Evangeline Road Jennings, LA 70546Dwayne Guidry, Director Phone: 337-246-7094YES