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Car insurance price index

The most comprehensive analysis of car insurance pricing in the UK

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Car insurance prices are on the up again!

The latest car insurance price index, in association with Willis Towers Watson, shows that car insurance prices have risen by 6% in the second quarter of 2016, and 19% annually to stand at £715.

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Comprehensive car insurance price index

Q2 2011 - Q2 2016 - Average price per quarter


Average prices by region

Motorists in Northern Ireland have experienced the largest annual price rise of 25%.

Drivers in Northern Ireland have seen greater increases in the cost of their car insurance than in any other area. Their premiums increased by 25% (£172) compared with last year, standing at an average of £863.

Average prices by age

While no age group has managed to avoid price rises, younger drivers have been impacted less.

The youngest age group – 17-year-olds – experienced the smallest yearly price increase compared to any other age group (8%). However, their average premium still stands at £2,013.

Average prices by gender

Both men and women have seen average annual rises, paying £756 and £664 respectively.

Males have seen their car insurance prices rise 21% (+£98) in the last 12 months, with females seeing their premiums rise by 18% (+£129). The second quarter of this year has also seen a price jump of 7% for men, and 6% for women.

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