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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.
Louisiana: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city
|City||Average burial plot cost||Difference from State Average|
|Baton Rouge, LA||$4,152||-12%|
|Denham Springs, LA||$600||-87%|
|New Orleans, LA||$9,671||105%|
|St Rose, LA||$6,997||48%|
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.
|Alexandria National Cemetery||Closed||209 East Shamrock Street Pineville, LA 71360||Phone: 601-445-4981|
|Baton Rouge National Cemetery||Closed||220 North 19th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70806||Phone: 225-654-1988|
|Louisiana National Cemetery||Open||303 W. Mount Pleasant Road Zachary, LA 70791||Phone: 225-654-1988|
|Port Hudson National Cemetery||Cremation Only||20978 Port Hickey Road Zachary, LA 70791||Phone: 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.
|Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery||7970 Mike Clarke Road Keithville, LA 71047||Don Howard, Director Phone: 318-925-0612||YES|
|Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery||3348 University Parkway Leesville, LA 71446||Carol Martin, Director Phone: 337-238-6405||YES|
|Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery||2413 Hwy 425 Rayville, LA 71269||Timothy Johnson, Director Phone: 318-728-4346||YES|
|Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery||34888 Grantham College Drive Slidell, LA 70460||Ted Krumm, Director Phone: 985-646-6458||YES|
|Southwest Louisiana State Veterans Cemetery||1620 Evangeline Road Jennings, LA 70546||Dwayne Guidry, Director Phone: 337-246-7094||YES|