Car insurance price index

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Car insurance prices see small drop in three months

Car insurance prices have decreased by -1% (-£12) 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 £762 for a typical comprehensive car insurance policy. However, 55% of drivers said their renewal price went up in the last three months.

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Comprehensive car insurance price index

Q4 2013 - Q1 2019 - Average price per quarter


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Average prices by region

Premiums across UK regions drop by as much as -£36 in three months

The cost of car insurance in the North West decreased by -£36 over the past quarter, equivalent to -2%, on average. Meanwhile, Inner London remains the most expensive region, paying more than £1,000 despite a £16 drop in prices compared to three months ago.

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Average prices by age

Most age brackets have seen a decline in prices over the quarter

Most age brackets have seen their prices decrease over the past three months. However, prices for 18 year-olds increased by 5% (£98) over the quarter to £2,018, on average. This is the most expensive premium paid by drivers of all ages. Meanwhile, 66-year-olds have the cheapest premiums, costing £431, on average.

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Average prices by gender

Gap increases between car insurance costs for men and women

Men are paying £96 more than women for their car insurance.

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Tip from Amanda, our motoring expert

“Car insurance is just one of many 'invisi-bills' people resent forking out for. But it's clear many drivers become overwhelmed when their renewal date comes around. As a result they aren't taking the opportunity to shop around and find a better deal.”

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Amanda Stretton - motoring editor
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