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Florida auto insurance rates — what to know

Auto insurance is expensive in Florida. The average car insurance rate in Florida is $1,878 per year — 31.6% more than the U.S. average.

But auto insurance prices are dictated by factors other than state lines. Auto insurance premiums consider a number of components, including your driving record, credit history, gender, age, and marital status.

We analyzed average annual premiums in Florida for some common rating factors. See below how much car insurance costs in the Sunshine State, or enter your ZIP code to receive personalized quotes from popular companies.


Average auto insurance rates in Florida by age

It’s a fact of life: as you age, your auto insurance premiums change. Generally speaking, car insurance is more costly for teenage drivers, as insurers see inexperienced motorists as less responsible.

In Florida, car insurance runs $5,984 per year for a 16-year-old driver and only $1,641 yearly for a driver aged from 50 to 60.


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FLORIDA AUTO INSURANCE COSTS BY AGE
Age Average Yearly Rate
16 $5,983.52
17 $5,604.02
18 $4,855.11
19 $3,805.73
20s $2,366.51
30s $1,793.60
40s $1,755.86
50s $1,640.71
60s $1,672.37
70s $2,028.20

Florida is the 20th least expensive state in which to buy auto insurance for a 16-year-old.


Average car insurance costs by gender in Florida

While gender isn't as major a contributor to auto insurance costs as a driver's location or age, it is used as a rating factor by car insurance companies.

If you aren't getting the best value for your money with your current auto insurance company, compare rates and get quotes online.

Florida auto insurance prices for men vs women

Gender Average Yearly Cost
Male $1,803.59
Female $1,837.69

 


Average auto insurance premiums in Florida by marital status

A benefit of entering wedlock — aside from the honeymoon — is the price cut you typically receive on your auto insurance. In Florida, wedded motorists save $81 annually on auto insurance policies. This is a better deal than the national savings of $76.

Marital Status Average Annual Rate
Single $1,803.59
Married $1,722.90
Divorced $1,803.59
Widowed $1,762.38

Auto insurance for divorced drivers in Florida is the fifth most expensive in the country. If you are paying too much for your auto insurance, don't hesitate to shop around.


Average car insurance costs by coverage level in Florida

The amount you pay each month for auto insurance depends on the level of coverage you carry. It's important to understand car insurance coverages carefully to ensure you are properly protected. Liability coverage typically costs less, while low-deductible comprehensive coverage costs more. In Florida, the price gap between liability-only coverage and comprehensive coverage with a $500 deductible is $690. 

See the table below for average car insurance rates by coverage options, limits, and deductibles.

FLORIDA CAR INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY COVERAGE TYPE
Coverage Level Average Yearly Premium
$100K/$300K/$100K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — Liability Only $1,414
$100K/$300K/$100K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $1,000 Comprehensive/Collision $1,963
$100K/$300K/$100K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $500 Comprehensive/Collision $2,107
$50K/$100K/$50K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — Liability Only $1,210
$50K/$100K/$50K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $1,000 Comprehensive/Collision $1,759
$50K/$100K/$50K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $500 Comprehensive/Collision $1,903
State Minimum — Liability Only $822
State Minimum — $1,000 Comprehensive/Collision $1,369
State Minimum — $500 Comprehensive/Collision $1,512

If you're facing above-average auto insurance costs, it's worth comparing options to discover reasonably priced coverage that suits you.


Average auto insurance rates in Florida by credit history

Auto insurance underwriters use credit history to predict a potential customer's reliability. Trended data show drivers who hold exceptional credit are often more dependable car insurance customers: they less commonly file claims for which insurance companies pay.

In Florida, a driver who maintains an exceptional credit score saves $1,889 per year in car insurance premiums, compared with a driver who has a poor credit rating.

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Average car insurance costs for high-risk drivers in Florida

If you are at fault in a collision or convicted of a driving offense, your car insurance premiums will probably rise. The more violations you accumulate, the more expensive your car insurance becomes.

In Florida, your first minor at-fault accident costs $598 each year in auto insurance payments. A DUI — considered one of the most grievous driving offenses — will raise your insurance rates in Florida by an average of $861.

 
FLORIDA CAR INSURANCE PREMIUMS AFTER TICKETS
Age Average Yearly Rate
DUI/DWI $2,739.96
Reckless Driving $2,715.59
At-Fault Accident (<$1,000) $2,476.08
At-Fault Accident ($1,000-$2,000) $2,584.21
At-Fault Accident (>$2,000) $2,476.08
Open Container $2,315.21
Speeding (21-25 MPH > limit) $2,425.34
Speeding (16-20 MPH > limit) $2,425.34

If you're facing above-average car insurance costs, consider weighing your options to find affordable coverage that fits your budget.

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Ross Martin
Ross MartinManager, Content Quality

As a licensed insurance agent, Ross researches and writes insurance content intended to help users make informed decisions.

Ross's background is in writing and education. He holds a master's degree from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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