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Cost of Auto Insurance By State Revealed

Insure.com, the website that keeps an eye on the insurers, has released its regular listing of the most and least expensive states for car insurance. For those who do not follow the insurance industry, the list contains some sure surprises.

The most expensive states are not states that are necessarily known for their high cost of living. For example, New York is ranked 23rd, while California comes in at nine. The four most expensive states are (1) Louisiana, (2) Oklahoma, (3) Michigan, and (4) West Virginia.

Meanwhile, the cheapest four are (48) Idaho, (49) Wisconsin, (50) Iowa and (51) Maine. There are 51 rankings due to Washington D.C. getting its own rank.

Rates are more expensive in places where, Amy Danise, editorial director of Insure.com, said, there are many uninsured drivers and tightly-regulating insurance laws. “Many of these problems are outside the control of drivers. But even if you live in an expensive state, you can hold down your insurance costs by keeping your driving record as clean as possible and selecting a car that is cheap to insure,” said Danise. Even though these are common-sense solutions, they are often overlooked by drivers in search of lower premiums.

The total rankings are:

1. Louisiana: $2,536

2. Oklahoma: $2,047

3. Michigan: $2,013

4. West Virginia: $2,002

5. Washington, D.C.: $1,866

6. Montana: $1,856

7. Rhode Island: $1,830

8. Wyoming: $1,732

9. California: $1,709

10. Georgia: $1,694

11. Connecticut: $1,665

12. Texas: $1,661

13. Florida: $1,654

14. Delaware: $1,652

15. New Jersey: $1,608

16. Pennsylvania: $1,598

17. Hawaii: $1,594

18. Kentucky: $1,572

19. Mississippi: $1,502

20. Missouri: $1,455

21. Alaska: $1,431

22. North Dakota: $1,426

23. New York: $1,431

24. Kansas: $1,410

25. Massachusetts: $1,378

26. Maryland: $1,372

27. Alabama: $1,345

28. Arkansas: $1,334

29. Colorado: $1,322

30. Utah: $1,315

31. Washington: $1,305

32. South Dakota: $1,303

33. Indiana: $1,301

34. Virginia: $1,297

35. New Mexico: $1,274

36. Minnesota: $1,264

37. Nebraska: $1,244

38. Oregon: $1,241

39. Tennessee: $1,228

40. Nevada: $1,223

41. Illinois: $1,192

42. Arizona: $1,176

43. New Hampshire: $1,133

44. South Carolina: $1,108

45. Ohio: $1,099

46. Vermont: $1,063

47. North Carolina: $1,022

48. Idaho: $1,011

49. Wisconsin: $987

50. Iowa: $985

51. Maine: $889.

TM Brown has been covering automotive topics for nearly half a decade. If you live in an expensive state like OK, you might be able to decrease your total cost of ownership by securing affordable APR rates through a service like Auto Loans Oklahoma. On the other hand, consumers in lower-cost states such as IA may be able to get away with higher Iowa auto loan rates.

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