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Average cost of car insurance in Georgia for 2024

Updated Apr 12, 2024
Car insurance in Georgia costs an annual average of $2,718 for full coverage and $814 for minimum coverage.

How much is car insurance in Georgia? 

Georgia drivers pay an average rate of $814 annually for state-mandated minimum coverage. Full coverage, which includes collision and comprehensive insurance, averages $2,718 annually. These are not far from the national averages, which are $644 for minimum and $2,314 for full coverage. Keep in mind, however, that your rates are likely to differ from the averages, since your insurer will consider multiple factors specific to you when determining your rate, such as your age, the make and model of your car and your driving record.

Key takeaways

  • The annual average cost of full coverage car insurance in Georgia is $2,718 and $814 for minimum coverage — slightly higher than the national average of $2,314 for full coverage and $644 for minimal coverage.
  • In Georgia, 18-year-olds have the highest average annual premiums out of all other age groups for full coverage car insurance, at $7,704 per year.
  • The average car insurance cost in Georgia varies by city, with Atlanta having an annual average rate that is 12 percent more than the state average, while Augusta has one that is 8 percent less.
  • Drivers with poor credit in Georgia pay an average of 72 percent more on full coverage auto insurance.

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Georgia car insurance rates by city

Georgia car insurance rates can depend heavily on what city you live in. Location can be a key determiner when considering rates, which is why car insurance rates vary greatly between states. While we can calculate a national average car insurance cost for Georgia, if we zoom in on individual cities, we sometimes arrive at a different number. Different cities may have varied costs for repairs, different frequencies of accidents and varying rates of theft and vandalism. These variables work in conjunction with personal factors, like driving records, to help insurers determine rates. Below are the average rates for 10 cities in Georgia, along with a percentage representing how much that city’s average premium deviates from the state average.

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Average car insurance costs by age and gender in Georgia

While not all states allow insurers to determine rates based on gender and age, Georgia car insurance is impacted by age and gender. Generally, auto insurance rates change with age, getting cheaper as you age. In the Peach State, males tend to face higher rates than females, because they are viewed as higher-risk for all age groups. The tables below show how gender impacts car insurance rates in Georgia.

Age 16*
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$6,052
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$2,064
Age 18
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$8,210
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$2,889
Age 20
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$6,166
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$2,003
Age 25
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$3,543
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$1,056
Age 30
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,870
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$868
Age 40
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,724
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$813
Age 50
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,561
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$774
Age 60
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,465
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$752
Age 70
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,700
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$867
Age 40
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,724
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$813
Age 50
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,561
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$774
Age 60
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,465
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$752
Age 70
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,700
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$867
*16-year-old calculated on parents' policy with discounts applied; 18- and 20-year-old are renters on their own policies with no discounts applied
Age 16*
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$5,274
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$1,858
Age 18
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$7,198
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$2,434
Age 20
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$5,194
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$1,674
Age 25
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$3,166
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$977
Age 30
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,825
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$856
Age 40
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,712
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$814
Age 50
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,437
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$775
Age 60
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,449
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$748
Age 70
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,639
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$846
Age 40
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,712
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$814
Age 50
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,437
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$775
Age 60
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,449
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$748
Age 70
Average annual full coverage premium in GA
$2,639
Average minimum coverage premium in GA
$846
*16-year-old calculated on parents' policy with discounts applied; 18- and 20-year-old are renters on their own policies with no discounts applied
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Bankrate’s take: Except for Hawaii and Massachusetts, every other state allows the use of age as a rating factor for car insurance. Statistically, teens have a higher rate of fatal car accidents. Therefore, car insurance premiums initially start higher for younger drivers, but drop over time with experience and a good driving record. Age usually doesn't start increasing premiums until drivers are around 70 years old.

Cost considerations for young drivers in Georgia

One way to cut costs as a young driver is to remain on your parent's policy for as long as possible. When a new driver is listed on a policy with older drivers with more experience, the risk of an accident is drastically reduced and that vehicle may also benefit from policy discounts, resulting in a lower price. Here is a table showing the price difference for youth drivers on their parents' policy versus their own.

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Age 16*
Avg. annual premium for drivers in GA
$5,663
Age 17
Avg. annual premium for drivers in GA
$5,318
Age 18
Avg. annual premium for drivers in GA
$4,957
Age 19
Avg. annual premium for drivers in GA
$4,650
Age 20
Avg. annual premium for drivers in GA
$4,187
*16-year-old calculated on parents' policy with discounts applied; 18- and 20-year-old are renters on their own policies with no discounts applied
Age 18
Avg. annual premium for drivers in GA
$7,704
Age 19
Avg. annual premium for drivers in GA
$6,463
Age 20
Avg. annual premium for drivers in GA
$5,680
*16-year-old calculated on parents' policy with discounts applied; 18- and 20-year-old are renters on their own policies with no discounts applied
Age Avg. annual premium difference for drivers on their own policy
Age 18 55 percent more
Age 19 39 percent more
Age 20 36 percent more

*18- and 20-year-old are renters on their own policies with no discounts applied

How does driving record impact the cost of car insurance in Georgia?

Driving records are one of the most significant factors when looking at car insurance rates in Georgia. The type of infraction determines how much your insurance rates will be affected. For instance, drivers with a DUI conviction in Georgia pay an average of 84 percent more for their annual premium, while a speeding ticket leads to an average increase of 22 percent more. It’s important to note that some insurers may refuse coverage to drivers with DUIs or multiple instances of lesser infractions.

The table below highlights the average increase in premiums in Georgia that drivers face after different types of driving incidents.

Clean driving record
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$2,718
Percentage increase from GA avg. annual premium*
0%
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$3,306
Percentage increase from GA avg. annual premium*
22%
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$3,793
Percentage increase from GA avg. annual premium*
40%
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$4,988
Percentage increase from GA avg. annual premium*
84%
*The rates reflected are for full coverage policies.

Car insurance rates in Georgia by credit score

In those states that allow it, like Georgia, car insurance companies utilize driver’s credit scores to help them calculate rates. In general, the better your credit score, the better your rate. A credit rating of poor in Georgia contributes to a premium that is 72 percent more than the state average. Conversely, a credit rating of excellent in Georgia results in an average premium that is 13 percent less than the state average.

Avg. annual premium* in GA
$4,675
Percentage difference from GA avg. annual premium*
72%
Average
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$2,936
Percentage difference from GA avg. annual premium*
8%
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$2,718
Percentage difference from GA avg. annual premium*
0%
Excellent
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$2,363
Percentage difference from GA avg. annual premium*
-13%
*Rates reflect full coverage policies.

Georgia car insurance rates by vehicle type

Car insurance rates vary by vehicle make and model, since different types of cars have different crash statistics, repair costs and safety features. Cars that cost more to repair, such as foreign vehicles with imported parts, are generally associated with higher car insurance premiums. If a car has higher crash statistics, an insurance company may find you more likely to be involved in a car accident and may quote higher premiums. However, if your car is equipped with certain safety features, your car insurance provider may lower your rates.

Avg. annual premium* in GA
$2,718
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$2,456
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$2,277
BMW 330i
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$3,230
Toyota Prius
Avg. annual premium* in GA
$2,775
*Rates reflect full coverage policies.

Estimate your car insurance cost in Georgia

With so many factors and decisions involved in car insurance costs, estimating what you can expect to pay for coverage can be challenging. To make it easy, Bankrate created the handy estimation calculator tool below. After entering some basic information, you'll get a rough insurance premium estimate. While this is not an exact quote, it can give you a good idea so you can budget accordingly.

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How to save on car insurance in Georgia

Savings on car insurance in Georgia can come in many forms. Because so many variables that affect auto rates can change over time, you may be your own best source of potential savings. For instance, changing how you drive can potentially make a significant difference in your rates. Some useful tips and strategies are outlined below.

  • Drive safely: Safe driving can help keep your driving record clean, while potentially qualifying you for discounts.
  • Right-size your coverage: Rates are proportional to coverage, and you might be able to save by reducing coverage amounts or types.
  • Compare insurers: Comparing quotes from multiple insurers can help you to identify competitive rates for the same types of coverage.
  • Look for discounts: Many insurers offer numerous discounts to qualifying drivers.
  • Enroll in usage-based programs: Usage-based car insurance, or telematics programs, may let you pay less when you drive more safely or infrequently.
  • Improve your credit score: If your credit score is not great, taking steps to improve it could lower your auto insurance rates in Georgia.
  • Raise your deductible: If you can manage a higher deductible, you could lower your premium. That said, be sure not to raise it beyond your financial comfort level.

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Bankrate utilizes Quadrant Information Services to analyze the latest rates in April 2024 for ZIP codes and carriers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Rates include the most recent approved rate changes filed by insurance companies that affect our profile. These revised rates are then weighted based on the population density in each geographic region so that policyholders can see the impact rates have in their areas. Quoted rates are based on a 40-year-old male and female driver with a clean driving record, good credit and the following full coverage limits:

  • $100,000 bodily injury liability per person
  • $300,000 bodily injury liability per accident
  • $50,000 property damage liability per accident
  • $100,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury per person
  • $300,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury per accident
  • $500 collision deductible
  • $500 comprehensive deductible

To determine minimum coverage limits, Bankrate used minimum coverage that meets each state’s requirements. Our base profile drivers own a 2022 Toyota Camry, commute five days a week and drive 12,000 miles annually.

These are sample rates and should only be used for comparative purposes.

Credit-based insurance scores: Rates were calculated based on the following insurance credit tiers assigned to our drivers: “poor, average, good (base) and excellent.” Insurance credit tiers factor in your official credit scores but are not dependent on that variable alone. Four states prohibit or limit the use of credit as a rating factor in determining auto insurance rates: California, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Michigan.

Incidents: Rates were calculated by evaluating our base profile with the following incidents applied: clean record (base), at-fault accident, single speeding ticket and single DUI conviction.

Model: To determine cost by vehicle type, we evaluated our base profile with the following vehicles applied: BMW 330i, Ford F-150, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Prius and Toyota Camry (base).

Age: Rates were calculated by evaluating our base profile with the ages 16-70 (base: 40 years) applied. Depending on age, drivers may be a renter or homeowner. Age is not a contributing rating factor in Hawaii and Massachusetts due to state regulations.

Gender: The following states do not use gender as a determining factor in calculating premiums: California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania.

Teens: Rates were determined by adding a 16- or 17-year-old teen to their 40-year-old married parents' policy. The rates displayed reflect the total cost of a driver this age added to their parents’ policy unless otherwise noted.

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Shannon Martin
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Shannon Martin is a licensed insurance agent and Bankrate analyst with over 15 years of experience in the industry. She enjoys helping others navigate the insurance world by cutting through complex jargon and empowering readers to make strong financial decisions independently.

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