Compare the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Los Angeles, CA

Auto insurance in Los Angeles costs $1,916 annually on average. This is more expensive than the average in the state. The cheapest company is Esurance, with an average rate of $1,295. MoneyGeek’s study includes the cheapest options across coverage levels and different types of drivers. MoneyGeek also recommended the best options for people focused on cost and quality.

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The Cheapest and Best Car Insurance in Los Angeles

The Cheapest Car Insurance Companies in Los Angeles

The most affordable options for drivers looking for a full coverage policy in Los Angeles are:

  • Esurance: $1,295 per year
  • USAA: $1,440 per year (only offered to current and former military members)

In Los Angeles, the most affordable car insurance company, on average, is Esurance. The second most affordable car insurance company in the city is USAA, which only serves military personnel and their family members. Esurance coverage is approximately 50% less expensive than similar coverage with Allied, the city’s most expensive car insurance company.

MoneyGeek collected average rates for a 40-year-old male driver with a full coverage policy, including liability insurance as well as comprehensive and collision insurance.

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Average Cost of Car Insurance in Los Angeles

Los Angeles$1,916
California$1,429
U.S.$1,424

In Los Angeles, the average annual cost of car insurance is $1,916, which is much higher than both the California state and national average car insurance cost. Drivers in Los Angeles pay 34.1% more than the average annual cost of car insurance in the state of California and they pay 34.5% more than the national average.

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The Best Car Insurance Companies in Los Angeles

MoneyGeek ranked the best companies in Los Angeles to help drivers looking for a balance of affordability and quality service. MoneyGeek’s ratings found that the best auto insurers in the city are:

  • USAA: MoneyGeek score of 100 out of 100 (only available to current and former military members)
  • AAA: MoneyGeek score of 90 out of 100

MoneyGeek considered various factors like J.D. Power user satisfaction, affordability and financial stability to calculate final scores out of 100.


1
USAA
Score:100

5/5

Affordability

5/5

Claims Ratings

5/5

User Satisfaction

A++

Financial Stability

2
Auto Club of Southern California Insurance Group
Score:90

4/5

Affordability

5/5

Claims Ratings

4/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

3
GEICO
Score:90

4/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

4/5

User Satisfaction

A++

Financial Stability

4
Wawanesa
Score:88

5/5

Affordability

4/5

Claims Ratings

4/5

User Satisfaction

A-

Financial Stability

5
State Farm
Score:88

3/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

4/5

User Satisfaction

A++

Financial Stability

6
Ameriprise
Score:85

4/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

4/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

7
Hartford
Score:85

3/5

Affordability

4/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A+

Financial Stability

8
Progressive
Score:83

4/5

Affordability

2/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A+

Financial Stability

9
Allstate
Score:83

3/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A+

Financial Stability

10
Safeco
Score:80

3/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

11
CSAA
Score:78

2/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

12
Liberty Mutual
Score:78

3/5

Affordability

2/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

13
Farmers
Score:78

2/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

14
Mercury
Score:78

3/5

Affordability

2/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

15
Nationwide
Score:75

2/5

Affordability

2/5

Claims Ratings

2/5

User Satisfaction

A+

Financial Stability

16
Kemper
Score:70

2/5

Affordability

2/5

Claims Ratings

2/5

User Satisfaction

A-

Financial Stability

Personalized Quotes to Get You the Cheapest Car Insurance in Los Angeles

When calculating car insurance quotes in Los Angeles, car insurance companies consider many elements to assess the risk associated with the driver. These elements include age, gender, the make and model of the vehicle, ZIP code and more. For example, in Los Angeles, an Esurance policy for an 18-year-old driver is about three times more expensive than a policy for a 40-year-old driver. You should regularly get a personalized quote to check if you qualify for rebates, discounts and to find affordable coverage as your life circumstances change.

Shopping around for car insurance in Los Angeles could save you $621, which is enough to buy:


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Cheapest Car Insurance in Los Angeles by Coverage Amount

Coverage levels help determine the cost of car insurance in Los Angeles and elsewhere. The annual average cost of a policy only meeting state minimums in Los Angeles is $888. A full coverage policy with higher liability limits costs $1,028 more at $1,916 on average.

California Minimum Liability Requirements

  • Item
    Description
  • Bodily Injury and Property Damage
    $15,000 per person, $30,000 per accident and $5,000 for property damage. A more protective level is 100/300/100.

Many insurance policies are created to convey the limits for each type and level or coverage. Esurance offers both 50/100/50 liability and full-coverage policies that cover $50,000 worth of medical costs, totaling $100,000 per vehicle, as well as $50,000 worth of property damage repair. Esurance’s full-coverage policy, which also pays for your expenses in the event of an accident, costs $409 more than a liability-only plan, which could be money well spent for some drivers.

Average Car Insurance Premiums: Liability-Only vs. Full Coverage

Liability Only
Full Coverage
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Cheapest Car Insurance in Los Angeles if You Have Driving Violations

It pays to drive carefully because your insurance rates will be higher if you have a speeding ticket or other driving violation on your record. For instance in Los Angeles, Allstate policyholders who have a speeding ticket on their record need to pay $744 more for their car insurance compared with drivers who have a clean record. Also, drivers that have a DUI on their record need to pay $3,886 more for Allstate coverage compared with drivers who have a clean record.

Average Cost of Car Insurance by Postal Code

The location of your residence in Los Angeles can play a vital role in how much your car insurance will cost. For instance, people living in the most affordable neighborhood — 90022 — pay about $671 less in annual car insurance premiums compared to drivers living in the 90004 neighborhood, the city’s costliest ZIP code for auto coverage.

  • Zip Code
    State Minimumper year
  • 90022
    $1,460
  • 90003
    $1,865
  • 90011
    $1,880
  • 90026
    $1,922
  • 90044
    $1,928
  • 90037
    $2,011
  • 90019
    $2,131
  • 90004
    $2,131
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Top Agents Offering Affordable Car Insurance in Los Angeles

1. MIS Insurance Services6404 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1111, Los Angeles, CA, 90048
91 ratings
2. Alex Amzoyan - State Farm Insurance Agent2730 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
56 ratings
3. Broadway Insurance Services557 W 23rd St, Los Angeles, CA, 90007
49 ratings
4. Diane Sinner - State Farm Insurance Agent6535 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 117, Los Angeles, CA, 90048
45 ratings
5. Royal Auto Insurance1534 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90035
43 ratings

Factors That Impact Insurance Costs in Los Angeles

In addition to individual driver needs and history, location-specific factors like the percentage of uninsured motorists and the rate of fatal accidents also contribute to car insurance rates in Los Angeles. How Los Angeles ranks compared to the 300 most populous cities in the United States can have a significant impact on premium costs.

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Most Accidents With Fatalities173rd/300
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Most Car Thefts210th/300
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Most Uninsured Motorists by State12th/50
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Personal Injury Protection RequiredNo
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Most Annual Rainfall247th/300
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Most Rainy Days260th/300

Methodology and Assumptions

MoneyGeek’s average premium rates for Los Angeles are based on 100/300/100 comprehensive collision coverage with a $1,000 deductible for a 40-year-old male driver. The average driver profiled drives a 2010 Toyota Camry LE and has no tickets or accidents on their record. Additional premiums are added based on coverage type, location and driving record. Learn more about MoneyGeek’s data and methodology here.

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Mark Fitzpatrick is a senior content manager with MoneyGeek specializing in insurance. Mark has years of experience analyzing the insurance market and creating original research and content. He graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts and Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Arts.