Car insurance price index

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Car insurance costs continue to accelerate

Over the last 12 months prices have rocketed by 14% - equivalent to £95 - on average, according to the latest car insurance price index powered by Willis Towers Watson. This means a driver can now expect to pay £767 for a typical comprehensive car insurance policy.

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Comprehensive car insurance price index

Q4 2011 - Q4 2016 - Average price per quarter


Average prices by region

Motorists in the East and North East of Scotland have experienced the largest annual price rise of 20%.

Drivers in the East and North East of Scotland have seen greater increases in the cost of their car insurance than in any other area. Their premiums increased by 20% (£94) compared with last year, standing at an average of £563.

Average prices by age

While no age group has managed to avoid price rises, older drivers continue to bear the brunt of the biggest increases.

66-year-olds, whose average premium stands at £451, have seen the largest yearly rise and can now expect to pay 23% more for cover than 12 months ago.

For the first time in 18 months, 17 year olds are paying more than 18 year olds. Their average premiums stand at £2,112 and £2,109 respectively.

Average prices by gender

Both men and women have seen average annual rises, paying £812 and £711 respectively.

Males have seen their car insurance prices increase by 15% (+£104 year-on-year) compared with 13% for female drivers (+£84 year-on-year). There is now a difference of £101 between the sexes.

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