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The Most And Least Expensive States For Car Insurance In 2013





Louisiana is No. 1 -- but not in a desirable way.  It has the highest average car insurance rates in the nation, followed by Michigan and Georgia, according to Insure.com's annual state-by-state comparison of insurance premiums.

Maine enjoys the least expensive car insurance rates, followed by Iowa.

2013 state rankings of car insurance rates

Rank State

Avg. annual premium*

1 Louisiana  $  2,699
2 Michigan  $  2,520
3 Georgia  $  2,155
4 Oklahoma  $  2,074
5 Washington, D.C.  $  2,006
6 Montana  $  1,914
7 California  $  1,819
8 West Virginia  $  1,816
9 Rhode Island  $  1,735
10 Kentucky  $  1,725
11 Connecticut  $  1,723
12 New Jersey  $  1,697
13 Alabama  $  1,667
14 Missouri  $  1,638
15 Massachusetts  $  1,625
16 Pennsylvania  $  1,604
17 Delaware  $  1,586
18 Hawaii  $  1,583
19 Texas  $  1,545
20 Arkansas  $  1,545
21 Maryland  $  1,528
  National average  $  1,510
22 North Dakota  $  1,501
23 Wyoming  $  1,496
24 Alaska  $  1,455
25 Utah  $  1,438
26 Kansas  $  1,435
27 Minnesota  $  1,432
28 New Mexico  $  1,431
29 Tennessee  $  1,408
30 South Dakota  $  1,397
31 Oregon  $  1,387
32 Nebraska  $  1,384
33 New York  $  1,369
34 Florida  $  1,364
35 Mississippi  $  1,345
36 Nevada  $  1,341
37 Virginia  $  1,322
38 Illinois  $  1,322
39 South Carolina  $  1,288
40 Colorado  $  1,271
41 Wisconsin  $  1,228
42 Arizona  $  1,227
43 Washington  $  1,226
44 Indiana  $  1,183
45 Vermont  $  1,176
46 Idaho  $  1,133
47 New Hampshire  $  1,112
48 Ohio  $  1,106
48 North Carolina  $  1,085
50 Iowa  $  1,028
51 Maine  $     934
Source: Insure.com.
* Dollar figures shown are an average of insurance rates for more than 750 vehicles in the 2013 model year.

Louisiana and Michigan have held one of the top three positions since Insure.com began its annual survey in 2010. Georgia rose from the No. 10 position in 2012 to this year's third-place spot, bumping Oklahoma to fourth place.

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