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Car insurance rates by city

Car insurance quotes are incredibly specific. Your car insurance costs will change based on your vehicle, driving record and location — right down to your ZIP code.

If you were to move across town, your car insurance premium could get cheaper or more expensive, depending on your new ZIP code. Choose a city below to find out more.

Key takeaways

  • In 2024, Detroit, Michigan ranks as the most expensive city for car insurance — $5,300 per year.[1]
  • New York City is the second-priciest location for auto insurance, with an average cost of over $4,700.
  • Rates are the cheapest in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Charlotte coming in second.
  • Overall, Vermont and Idaho are the cheapest states for car insurance, while Florida and Louisiana are the most expensive.

Why does your city matter?

Every city has its own set of risks when it comes to setting insurance premiums. Imagine bustling cities with lots of traffic and, sometimes, higher crime rates. Because of these factors, insurance companies might see these places as riskier and might charge more to cover the potential extra costs. Plus, in bigger cities, things like repairs and labor can cost more, which also drives up insurance rates.

Then there are places like Florida and Louisiana. These states often face natural disasters like hurricanes and floods because of their locations near the coast, which means car insurance can get pretty expensive there.

While where you live is a key factor in determining your insurance rates, it's not the only thing insurers look at. They also consider other factors like age, driving history, past insurance records and even your credit score. It's all part of how they figure out how much to charge you. It's a complex mix, but it's all about assessing risk.

Agent insight from The Zebra
Agent insight from The Zebra:

"If you live in an expensive ZIP code, here are some things you can do to save: have at least six months of prior insurance or keep the insurance you're signing up for at least six months, and stick with the state minimum for liability. If you are a homeowner, provide proof of ownership to get a discount. If you're a renter, add and bundle renters as it provides extra discounts."

Cassie Greenwood — Licensed insurance advisor at The Zebra

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Cost of car insurance in the top 50 cities

Knowing what the average premium is in your city is a great jumping-off point before shopping for your next policy as it will give you a baseline for you to recognize when a quote is fair. Just don't forget that if you have any other factors that insurance companies consider to be risky — like recent accidents or citations, spotty insurance history or bad credit — you can expect your quotes to be higher.

City Avg. Annual Premium
Albuquerque $2,138
Atlanta $2,440
Austin $2,097
Baltimore $3,134
Boston $1,841
Charlotte $1,423
Chicago $2,298
Cleveland $1,751
Colorado Springs $2,417
Columbus $1,549
Dallas $2,499
Denver $2,421
Detroit $5,300
El Paso $2,071
Fort Worth $2,144
Fresno $1,907
Houston $2,534
Indianapolis $1,480
Jacksonville $2,867
Kansas City $2,359
Las Vegas $2,944
Long Beach $2,160
Los Angeles $2,700
Louisville $2,980
Memphis $2,138
Mesa $2,055
Miami $4,048
Milwaukee $1,848
Minneapolis $1,942
Nashville $1,706
New Orleans $4,232
New York City $4,708
Oakland $2,244
Oklahoma City $2,277
Omaha $1,768
Philadelphia $3,535
Phoenix $2,375
Portland $1,972
Raleigh $1,239
Sacramento $2,107
San Antonio $2,213
San Diego $1,849
San Francisco $2,291
San Jose $1,937
Seattle $2,199
Tucson $1,960
Tulsa $2,288
Virginia Beach $1,692
Washington, D.C. $2,207
Wichita $1,968

The Zebra’s Dynamic Insurance Rating Tool data methodology

The Zebra’s Dynamic Insurance Rating Tool for home and auto insurance rates utilizes the latest ZIP code-level rate filings from across the U.S., sourced from Quadrant Information Services and S&P Global. These filings, typically updated annually or biennially by insurers, are verified through Quadrant’s QA process and then integrated into The Zebra’s estimator.

The displayed rates are based on a dynamic home and auto profile designed to reflect the content of the page. This profile is tailored to match specific factors such as age, location, and coverage level, which are adjusted based on the page content to show how these variables can impact premiums.

For a comprehensive understanding, see our detailed methodology.

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About The Zebra

The Zebra is not an insurance company. We publish data-backed, expert-reviewed resources to help consumers make more informed insurance decisions.

  • The Zebra’s insurance content is written and reviewed for accuracy by licensed insurance agents.
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  • The auto insurance rates published on The Zebra’s pages are based on a comprehensive analysis of car insurance pricing data, evaluating more than 83 million insurance rates from across the United States.