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

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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.

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Missouri: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Affton, MO$3,0003%
Columbia, MO$3,20010%
Creve Coeur, MO$4,59258%
Gladstone, MO$3,36616%
Independence, MO$1,528-48%
Joplin, MO$700-76%
Kansas City, MO$3,21610%
Kirkwood, MO$3,30013%
Liberty, MO$1,800-38%
Raytown, MO$1,100-62%
Riverside, MO$295-90%
Springfield, MO$5,44687%
St Ann, MO$3,0304%
St Charles, MO$8,300185%
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.

CemeteryOpen plots?AddressPhone
Jefferson Barracks National CemeteryOpen2900 Sheridan Road St. Louis, MO 63125Phone: 314-845-8320
Jefferson City National CemeteryClosed1024 E. McCarty Street Jefferson City, MO 65101Phone: 314-845-8320
Springfield National CemeteryCremation Only1702 East Seminole Street Springfield, MO 65804Phone: 417-881-9499
Union Confederate Monument SiteClosed227 E. 28th Street Terrace Kansas City, MO 64108Phone: 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.

InstitutionAddressContactVA Funded?
Missouri Veterans Commission2400 Veterans Memorial Drive Cape Girardeau, MO 63701Stan Baughn, Cemetery Program Director Phone: 573-290-5752N/A
Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Higginsville20109 Bus. Hwy 13 Higginsville, MO 64037Carita Trent, Cemetery Director Phone: 660-584-5252YES
Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Springfield5201 South Southwood Road Springfield, MO 65804Hugh Myers, Director Phone: 417-823-3944YES
Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Bloomfield17357 Stars and Stripes Way Bloomfield, MO 63825Tammy Smith, Cemetery Director Phone: 573-568-3871YES
Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Fort Leonard Wood25350 Highway H Waynesville, MO 65583Stacy Wilson, Director Phone: 573-774-3496YES
Missouri State Veterans Cemetery-Jacksonville1479 County Road 1675 Jacksonville, MO 65260Jim Nugent, Director Phone: 660-295-4237YES
St. James Missouri Veterans Home Cemetery620 N. Jefferson Street St. James, MO 65559Patty Faenger, Administrator Phone: 573-265-3271NO