Pop the kettle on. It’s going to be a long day.
Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? At the end of 2016, we were paying £95 more for our car insurance than at the end of 2015*:
Our average car insurance price stands at £767.
The last time we saw prices this high, we were all expecting the end of the world. And it’s not hard to see why:
Fellas aged 71 and over were most out of pocket this time. They paid 21% more for their policies than last year:
These dapper gents paid £524, a full £92 more than in 2015 .It’s still lower than the national average in terms of actual cash, though. So just focus on that part.
Speaking of dapper gents – lads between 17 and 20 years old saw the smallest annual increases at 7%:
We say “smallest”. They paid £2,309 for their policies – up £156 on last year.
Some areas have it worse than others. Here’s a handy guide to show you just how outraged you should feel:
There is a silver lining to all this. Here are a few towns that saw the smallest price rises:
Hull recently announced that it will hold electric-car races this summer. Let’s hope that doesn’t spoil the good times for them.
And finally, who had it worst? That award goes to the folks in the Hebrides, who were slapped with a 38% increase:
These drivers from way up north forked out £646 – a whopping £177 more than last year. What have they been up to?
Take a peek at the Confused.com car insurance price index for a detailed breakdown of the trends.
*All figures are averages based on a comprehensive policy compared to Q4 2015.