Car insurance price index

The most comprehensive analysis of car insurance pricing in the UK

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Car insurance prices increase for first time in over 12 months

Car insurance prices have increased by +1% (+£8) over the past quarter, according to the latest car insurance price index powered by Willis Towers Watson. This means motorists can now expect to pay £760 for a typical comprehensive car insurance policy.

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Comprehensive car insurance price index

Q4 2013 - Q3 2018 - Average price per quarter


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Average prices by region

Premiums across UK regions increase as much as +£18 in three months

The cost of car insurance in the East Midlands and South Central England increased by +£18 over the past quarter, equivalent to +3% and +2% respectively. Meanwhile, Inner London remains the most expensive region paying more than £1,000, despite a whopping -£149 drop in prices year-on-year.

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Average prices by age

Most age brackets have seen prices increase over the quarter

Most age brackets have seen their prices decline over the past three months. In particular, 17 year olds saw the biggest increase of +£64 (+3%). But 18 year olds are the only age paying more than £2,000.

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Average prices by gender

Gap increases between car insurance costs for men and women

Men are paying £94 more than women for their car insurance.

How can women keep their insurance costs down?

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Tip from Amanda, our motoring expert

“Car insurance prices are starting to creep up again, and there is no telling how long it will be before they start to accelerate. This is why it’s more important than ever to shop around for a better deal.”

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Amanda Stretton - motoring editor
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