mt gravattKristian Silva writes in the Brisbane Times that "When it comes to property, it's all about location, location, location. The notion also applies for the departed."

"Only about 100 burials take place each year in Brisbane's "historical" cemeteries, where the only plots available have already been purchased or are family sites with space remaining."

"There's also a price tag to match the exclusivity of the historic cemeteries located at Brookfield, Toowong, Lutwyche, Nundah, Bald Hills, Cedar Creek, Moggill, South Brisbane and Balmoral."

According to Brisbane City Council's 2015-16 fee schedule, a grave at one of these sites will set you back $5735.

However, it's only about $3500 for a similar grave at the council's operational cemeteries at Mt Gravatt, Hemmant and Pinnaroo.

"Calculating exact numbers of available grave sites at these locations is difficult due to many variables," Brisbane City Council lifestyle chairwoman Cr Krista Adams said. "However, council believes it has another 40 years of burial capacity within these sites."

Brisbane's most expensive place to be laid to rest is in a "superior position" vault at Mt Gravatt Cemetery, where the price has been set at $32,125.

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