Although the cost of a individual burial plot varies widely based on location, GiveForward suggests that prices range from $1,000 to $4,500, based on a report by the National Funeral Directors Association. As of 2012, the NFDA gives the estimated median price of an underground vault as $1,298.
This cost represents only about 15 percent of the cost of an average casket funeral, around $8,300 as of 2012. This median price factors in funeral home expenses, staff costs during a viewing and ceremony, use of a hearse and service car as well as a printed ceremony memorial. This cost does not account for items like an obituary, flowers, a monument or marker or ongoing cemetery fees.