How much does car insurance cost in Los Angeles?


Auto insurance costs an average of $2,632 per year in Los Angeles. That's more than the statewide average in California ($1,868) and more expensive than the national average of $1,548. Keep reading to learn more about how much you can expect to pay based on your marital status, age, credit score, and other factors in Los Angeles.


CAR INSURANCE: LOS ANGELES RATES VS. STATE + NATIONAL AVERAGES
Los Angeles Average (annual)California AverageUnited States Average
$2,632$1,868$1,548

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Los Angeles car insurance premiums by company


One of the most important determinants of your car insurance rates is the insurance company you work with. In Los Angeles, GEICO offers the cheapest rates for the average insurance customer. See below the best options for affordable auto insurance in Los Angeles. Don't forget to get car insurance quotes based on your driving profile.


LOS ANGELES AUTO INSURANCE RATES BY COMPANY
CompanyAverage Rate (annual)
GEICO$1,899
Mercury$2,026
CSAA$2,229
AAA$2,464
Infinity$2,625

Consult our expert guide to finding the best cheap car insurance.



Los Angeles car insurance premiums by age

The best age for car insurance rates as a driver in Los Angeles is your 60s: drivers in this age group pay an average of $2,358 per year. Those in their 50s don't pay much more ($2,364).

The Los Angeles drivers who pay the highest insurance rates are teenagers. One of the easiest ways to lower your car insurance rates as a driver in Los Angeles is to age out of your teenage years. The gap in cost between the car insurance premiums paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Los Angeles is $5,863. That's the biggest gap in premiums between any pair of age brackets.


LOS ANGELES CAR INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY DRIVER AGE
Age bracketAverage Annual Rate
Teenagers$9,767
20s$3,905
30s$2,559
40s$2,476
50s$2,364
60s$2,358
70s$2,747

Learn more about the impact of age on auto insurance rates.



Los Angeles car insurance rates by marital status and gender


In some cases, a driver's marital status and gender may affect the auto insurance rates they pay. In most locations in the US, single drivers pay more than married drivers based on data that says they're more likely to file claims. Married drivers in Los Angeles pay $115 less than single drivers for auto insurance. Rates for those who are widowed are also much cheaper than rates for those who are single. Interestingly enough, in Los Angeles, widowed drivers pay less than those who are single.

Gender is another factor that can affect auto insurance rates. In Los Angeles, female drivers pay $5 per year more than do male drivers.


LOS ANGELES AUTO INSURANCE RATES: BY MARITAL STATUS AND GENDER
Marital Status/GenderAverage Annual Rate
Female$2,637
Male$2,632
Single$2,517
Married$2,517
Divorced$2,632
Widowed$2,555

Read more about the relationships between gender, marital status and insurance rates.



Los Angeles auto insurance premiums by violation history


No matter where you live, steering clear of accidents and citations is the best way to keep your auto insurance rates affordable. Speeding citations, reckless driving charges, DUIs and DWIs, and at-fault accidents all tend to bring about rate increases.

Los Angeles drivers found guilty of reckless driving pay a steep price when it comes to auto insurance, facing a rate increase of $4,445 per year versus the city average. A ticket for speeding results in a $1,090 rate hike while a DWI or DUI violation costs $4,306per year in extra insurance expenditures.


LOS ANGELES CAR INSURANCE RATES AFTER A COLLISION OR CITATION
Violation/IncidentAverage Yearly Rate
DWI/DUI$6,938
Reckless Driving$7,077
At-fault Accident (damages < $1,000)$2,642
At-fault Accident (damages > $2,000)$4,686
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit)$3,722

Get more info on how a bad driving history can impact your car insurance costs.



Los Angeles auto insurance rates by credit score


* Credit score is considered discriminatory in California and is therefore not used as a rating factor when determining how much you'll pay for auto insurance each year.


Los Angeles car insurance rates by ZIP Code


Your location is one of the critical rating factors insurance companies use to calculate what you pay for car insurance. Policies are priced according to the perceived risks in each ZIP code, so your premium will vary depending on the local factors of the area you reside in.


AVERAGE LOS ANGELES INSURANCE RATES BY ZIP CODE
ZIP CodeAverage Rate
90003$2,626
90004$2,872
90005$2,911
90006$2,783
90007$2,746
90010$2,904
90011$2,616
90012$2,800
90013$2,663
90014$2,767
90015$2,881
90016$2,696
90017$2,835
90018$2,723
90019$2,813
90020$2,924
90021$2,714
90024$2,807
90025$2,447
90026$2,580
90027$2,879
90028$2,990
90029$2,871
90031$2,461
90032$2,377
90033$2,456
90034$2,505
90035$2,821
90036$2,806
90037$2,743
90038$2,932
90039$2,466
90041$2,327
90042$2,366
90043$2,634
90044$2,641
90045$2,148
90046$2,844
90047$2,603
90048$2,801
90049$2,591
90057$2,847
90058$2,494
90061$2,521
90062$2,792
90064$2,531
90065$2,336
90067$2,817
90068$2,715
90069$2,897
90071$2,600
90073$2,443
90077$2,836
90079$2,703
90089$2,793
90292$2,421
90402$2,511
90501$1,991
90731$2,142
90732$1,989
91330$2,548
91340$2,286
91342$2,396
91345$2,464


What drives up car insurance rates in Los Angeles?

Where you live in Los Angeles affects your car insurance rates. Besides your driving history and credit score, where you live is one of the biggest contributing factors to the car insurance rates you'll pay. The reason? Crime, theft and uninsured motorists vary by ZIP code. So if you find yourself in a neighborhood that doesn’t play well with others, car insurance companies may consider you a high risk to insure, meaning: your rates could be higher than those of a pal who lives just around the block. And, unfortunately Los Angeles is no exception to the rule. From ZIP code 90045 to 90020, premiums rise by 44 percent—that’s $751.

Expensive Los Angeles ZIP codes: 90006, 90057, 90005, 90010, 90020

Cheap Los Angeles ZIP codes: 90045, 90040, 90022, 90101, 90103

Los Angeles Driving Conditions

Inclement weather goes hand in hand with wet brakes, slick roads, and decreased visibility.

And that's not the worst of it. More than 700,000 weather-related car accidents occur each year. In Los Angeles, you can expect 36 rainy days with an annual rainfall of 12.8 inches. Los Angeles is also known to experience earthquakes and wildfires.

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I-10 Metro Express Lane I-110 Metro Express Lane
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Popular Day Trips
Big Bear Lake Catalina Island Mojave Desert

Find Local Los Angeles Agents

Susman Insurance Agency

11611 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Arroyo/Knauf Insurance Services

2900 W Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Lockton Companies

725 South Figuerora 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017

HUB International Insurance Services Inc.-PL Only

700 Flower Street, Suite 1520, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Los Angeles Car Insurance

DMV shows my license being suspended for 3 months because paperwork was submitted late. My insurance has skyrocketed, how can I correct this?

As far as I know, there is no way to get rid of the license suspension unless there is a legal loophole. You could always consult a lawyer who specializes in driving records to see if something can be done.

Someone attempted to steal my neighbor's vehicle and wrecked my van, how do I handle insurance?

You would not be at fault in this case. In cases like this, it's best to get all the documentation you can, like a police report. If you have comprehensive and collision, you should be able to get your car fixed.

I scraped my car in a parking garage and it's a $1600 repair. Should I pay out of pocket or file an insurance claim?

I would not file a claim. With your $500 deductible, your insurance company would pay out $1100 for the damages — but in California, your premium could also increase by 42% over three years if you're cited for an at-fault collision (which this would be considered as).

I'm selling my car and canceling insurance. When I buy another car a few months from now, will I get higher rates for a lapse in coverage?

You are right — having a lapse in coverage will cause your rates to be higher in the future. I recommend getting a non-owners policy, which it sounds like Progressive is already offering to you.