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The average burial plot cost in Missouri is $2,914. This is based on an analysis of 272 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $8,300 and as low as $700. This cost is 19% lower than the national average.
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.
Missouri: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city
|City||Average burial plot cost||Difference from State Average|
|Creve Coeur, MO||$4,592||58%|
|Kansas City, MO||$3,216||10%|
|St Ann, MO||$3,030||4%|
|St Charles, MO||$8,300||185%|
|St Joseph, MO||$1,611||-45%|
|St Louis, MO||$2,143||-26%|
Missouri: 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 Missouri. Keep in mind these are not guaranteed to have any open spots. Please see below for contact information as well as burial plot availability.
|Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery||Open||2900 Sheridan Road St. Louis, MO 63125||Phone: 314-845-8320|
|Jefferson City National Cemetery||Closed||1024 E. McCarty Street Jefferson City, MO 65101||Phone: 314-845-8320|
|Springfield National Cemetery||Cremation Only||1702 East Seminole Street Springfield, MO 65804||Phone: 417-881-9499|
|Union Confederate Monument Site||Closed||227 E. 28th Street Terrace Kansas City, MO 64108||Phone: 913-758-4105|
State VA cemeteries have similar free burial options as well, though these come with residency requirements. Contact your local VA office to learn more.
|Missouri Veterans Commission||2400 Veterans Memorial Drive Cape Girardeau, MO 63701||Stan Baughn, Cemetery Program Director Phone: 573-290-5752||N/A|
|Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Higginsville||20109 Bus. Hwy 13 Higginsville, MO 64037||Carita Trent, Cemetery Director Phone: 660-584-5252||YES|
|Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Springfield||5201 South Southwood Road Springfield, MO 65804||Hugh Myers, Director Phone: 417-823-3944||YES|
|Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Bloomfield||17357 Stars and Stripes Way Bloomfield, MO 63825||Tammy Smith, Cemetery Director Phone: 573-568-3871||YES|
|Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Fort Leonard Wood||25350 Highway H Waynesville, MO 65583||Stacy Wilson, Director Phone: 573-774-3496||YES|
|Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Jacksonville||1479 County Road 1675 Jacksonville, MO 65260||Jim Nugent, Director Phone: 660-295-4237||YES|
|St. James Missouri Veterans Home Cemetery||620 N. Jefferson Street St. James, MO 65559||Patty Faenger, Administrator Phone: 573-265-3271||NO|