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

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The average burial plot cost in Michigan is $1,387. This is based on an analysis of 422 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen burial plot costs go as low as $187 and as high as $39,000. Burial plots in Michigan cost roughly 20% less than the national average.

Keep in mind that burial plot 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 local area or around the cemetery you’d like to purchase your plot in.

When making burial arrangements, we recommend you contact 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 Michigan

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Waterford, MI$600 -57%
Flint, MI$660 -52%
Highland Park, MI$695 -50%
Wyoming, MI$700 -50%
Bay City, MI$732 -47%
Escanaba, MI$750 -46%
Jackson, MI$753 -46%
Pontiac, MI$765 -45%
Grandville, MI$778 -44%
La Salle, MI$813 -41%

Cities with the Most Expensive Burial Plot Cost in Michigan

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Southfield, MI$6,744 +386%
Rochester Hills, MI$2,899 +109%
Rochester, MI$2,654 +91%
Flat Rock, MI$2,346 +69%
Ann Arbor, MI$1,929 +39%
Canton, MI$1,898 +37%
Clinton, MI$1,794 +29%
Holland, MI$1,724 +24%
Detroit, MI$1,601 +15%
Mount Clemens, MI$1,567 +13%

Average Burial Plot Cost in Michigan by City

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Adrian, MI$1,250 -10%
Ann Arbor, MI$1,929 +39%
Battle Creek, MI$1,181 -15%
Bay City, MI$732 -47%
Berkley, MI$1,399 +1%
Beverly Hills, MI$1,468 +6%
Birmingham, MI$1,500 +8%
Canton, MI$1,898 +37%
Clinton, MI$1,794 +29%
Detroit, MI$1,601 +15%
Escanaba, MI$750 -46%
Flat Rock, MI$2,346 +69%
Flint, MI$660 -52%
Garden City, MI$1,500 +8%
Grand Blanc, MI$1,165 -16%
Grand Rapids, MI$1,366 -2%
Grandville, MI$778 -44%
Highland Park, MI$695 -50%
Holland, MI$1,724 +24%
Jackson, MI$753 -46%
Kalamazoo, MI$1,510 +9%
La Salle, MI$813 -41%
Lansing, MI$1,199 -14%
Livonia, MI$1,438 +4%
Mount Clemens, MI$1,567 +13%
Mount Morris, MI$1,115 -20%
Muskegon, MI$1,028 -26%
Novi, MI$1,354 -2%
Okemos, MI$1,097 -21%
Plymouth, MI$1,189 -14%
Pontiac, MI$765 -45%
Rochester Hills, MI$2,899 +109%
Rochester, MI$2,654 +91%
Royal Oak, MI$1,160 -16%
Saginaw, MI$931 -33%
Southfield, MI$6,744 +386%
Troy, MI$1,092 -21%
Waterford, MI$600 -57%
Westland, MI$1,085 -22%
Wyoming, MI$700 -50%

Saving Money on Burial Plot Cost in Michigan

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 Michigan. 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 Michigan

CemeteryOpen plots?AddressPhone
Fort Custer National CemeteryOpen15501 Dickman Rd. Augusta, MI 49012Phone: 269-731-4164
Great Lakes National CemeteryOpen4200 Belford Road Holly, MI 48442Phone: 248-328-0386 Or 866-348-8603
Fort Mackinac Post CemeteryClosedMackinac State Park Mackinac Island, MI 49757Phone: 248-328-0386
Lakeside Cemetery Soldiers’ LotClosed3781 Gratiot Street Port Huron, MI 48060Phone: 248-328-0386

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
Grand Rapids Home For Veterans Cemetery3000 Monroe, NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505Chaplain’s Office Phone: 616-364-5322

Shopping Online for Burial Plots in Michigan

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.

Click to see Michigan cemetery plots on ebay »