As of 2014, the average cost of car insurance across the United States is approximately $1,503 per year, or about $125 per month. Average car insurance rates vary by state due to many factors, such as state laws and minimum auto insurance requirements, population density, traffic conditions, number of car accidents, healthcare costs, the percentage of uninsured or under-insured drivers, auto theft, crime rates, natural disasters, and the number of auto insurance companies operating and competing in the state.
Average Car Insurance Rates By State
The figures below represent the average cost of car insurance from 6 of the largest auto insurance companies in the United States: Allstate, Farmers, GEICO, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm. The premiums assume the policyholder is a 40-year-old male buying full coverage and commuting 12 miles to work each day. The policy purchased is a 100/300/50 ($100,000 for individual injury liability, $300,000 total bodily injury per accident, and $50,000 for property damage), with a $500 deductible on collision and comprehensive coverage.
Here are the average car insurance rates by state, broken down into average monthly and annual premiums. Just remember that your actual car insurance payments will depend on your individual risk factors.
State Michigan West Virginia Georgia Rhode Island Montana Louisiana California New Jersey Florida Maryland North Dakota Connecticut Texas Alaska Massachusetts Delaware Oklahoma Colorado South Dakota Wyoming Alabama Kentucky Washington Pennsylvania Hawaii Arkansas Tennessee Nevada Mississippi New Mexico Illinois Minnesota Kansas Oregon Nebraska South Carolina Arizona Missouri Indiana Utah New York Vermont Virginia Wisconin North Carolina Iowa Idaho New Hampshire Maine Ohio
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