The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy maintains records of the cost of land in all 50 U.S. states. These records can be searched online at LincolnInst.edu.
Land prices vary a great deal between different states. As of 2015, some of the most expensive states in which to purchase land include California, New York and New Jersey. New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana are among the least expensive. However, a number of factors can affect the final cost of a parcel of land, including the availability of water, the quality of the soil, and the ease of building houses or other structures on the land.