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

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The average burial plot cost in New York is $4,249. This is based on an analysis of 141 cemeteries within the state, where we’ve seen individual and companion burial plots listed as low as $395 and as high as $20,000. Purchasing a burial plot in New York state is roughly 82% more expensive than doing so in the rest of the United States.

Keep in mind that costs can and will vary depending on factors such as the type of burial plot you purchase, how many you plan to purchase within the sale, the cemetery you’re purchasing plots in and the market demand for burial plots within your area or around the cemetery you’re interested in.

When making burial arrangements, we recommend contacting 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 New York

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Bloomfield, NY$395 -91%
Whitesboro, NY$550 -87%
Suffern, NY$800 -81%
Pittsford, NY$927 -78%
Albany, NY$992 -77%
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY$1,250 -71%
Suffolk County, NY$1,450 -66%
Vestal, NY$1,454 -66%
Totowa, NY$1,500 -65%
Buffalo, NY$1,633 -62%

Cities with the Most Expensive Burial Plot Cost in New York

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Hartsdale, NY$14,146 +233%
Middle Village, NY$12,600 +197%
North Tonawanda, NY$10,419 +145%
Elmhurst, NY$10,000 +135%
Brooklyn, NY$9,450 +122%
Babylon, NY$8,300 +95%
Flushing, NY$8,000 +88%
East Elmhurst, NY$7,875 +85%
Bronx, NY$7,639 +80%
Poughkeepsie, NY$5,250 +24%

Average Burial Plot Cost in New York by City

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Albany, NY$992 -77%
Babylon, NY$8,300 +95%
Bloomfield, NY$395 -91%
Bronx, NY$7,639 +80%
Brooklyn, NY$9,450 +122%
Buffalo, NY$1,633 -62%
East Elmhurst, NY$7,875 +85%
Elmhurst, NY$10,000 +135%
Elmont, NY$3,885 -9%
Farmingdale, NY$4,552 +7%
Farmington, NY$2,950 -31%
Flushing, NY$8,000 +88%
Glendale, NY$2,062 -51%
Hartsdale, NY$14,146 +233%
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY$1,250 -71%
Hicksville, NY$3,750 -12%
Kenmore, NY$1,970 -54%
Kew Gardens, NY$4,175 -2%
Kingston, NY$3,900 -8%
Lindenhurst, NY$4,444 +5%
Middle Village, NY$12,600 +197%
Mount Sinai, NY$3,681 -13%
New York, NY$2,800 -34%
North Tonawanda, NY$10,419 +145%
Pinelawn, NY$3,475 -18%
Pittsford, NY$927 -78%
Poughkeepsie, NY$5,250 +24%
Putnam Valley, NY$2,521 -41%
Ridgewood, NY$3,299 -22%
Rye, NY$2,500 -41%
Staten Island, NY$1,646 -61%
Suffern, NY$800 -81%
Suffolk County, NY$1,450 -66%
Tonawanda, NY$2,946 -31%
Totowa, NY$1,500 -65%
Valhalla, NY$3,230 -24%
Vestal, NY$1,454 -66%
West Babylon, NY$4,357 +3%
Whitesboro, NY$550 -87%

Saving Money on Burial Plot Cost in New York

If you are a veteran, service member or eligible family member you may be eligible for a free burial at a national or state owned VA cemetery. There are 7 such cemeteries in New York. Keep in mind that these cemeteries are not guaranteed to have any open spots.

Please see below for contact information as well as burial plot availability. State VA cemeteries have similar free burial options as well, though these come with residency requirements. Contact your local VA office to learn more.

VA National and State Cemeteries with Free Burial Plots in New York

CemeteryOpen plots?AddressPhone
Bath National CemeteryOpenSan Juan Avenue Bath, NY 14810Phone: 607-664-4853
Calverton National CemeteryOpen210 Princeton Boulevard Calverton, NY 11933Phone: 631-727-5410
Cypress Hills National CemeteryClosed625 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208Phone: 631-454-4949
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National CemeteryOpen200 Duell Road Schuylerville, NY 12871Phone: 518-581-9128
Long Island National CemeteryCremation Only2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735Phone: 631-454-4949
Woodlawn National CemeteryCremation Only1825 Davis Street Elmira, NY 14901Phone: 607-732-5411
Albany Rural Cemetery Soldiers’ LotClosedCemetery Avenue Albany, NY 12204Phone: 518-581-9128

Shopping Online for Burial Plots in New York

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.

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