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IN EXCESS

EDITED BY MARY McNAMARA

Think condo prices in L.A. are inflated? Check out the price tags at your local cemetery. Twenty years ago, a person could obtain a decent resting place for just a few hundred dollars. Nowadays, eternal peace can run anywhere from $1,200 to $10,000. What square footage your dollar will buy depends on accessibility, opening and closing fees, grave type (underground or vault), maintenance and, of course, zip code. Here’s a brief rundown of burial-plot prices--approximate and subject to change--around town, sans markers:

LOW HIGH Forest Lawn Memorial Park $1,216 $4,764 and Mortuary, Covina Evergreen Cemetery and 1,314 2,072 Crematory, Boyle Heights Resurrection Cemetery, 1,332 2,440 Monterey Park Grand View Memorial Park, 1,378 2,730 Glendale Roosevelt Memorial Park, 1,787 2,250 Gardena Eden Memorial Park, 2,650 10,000 San Fernando Valley Green Hills Memorial Park, 2,652 4,377 Rancho Palos Verdes Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 3,025 6,804 Hollywood Hills Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3,800 6,000 Whittier


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