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Average cost of car insurance in Louisiana for 2024

Updated Jun 01, 2024
Louisiana car insurance costs an average of $3,622 per year for full coverage and $961 per year for minimum coverage.
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How much is car insurance in Louisiana? 

To determine how much you can expect to pay, Bankrate’s insurance editorial team reviewed Louisiana car insurance rate data from Quadrant Information Services. The average cost of car insurance in Louisiana is $3,622 per year for full coverage and $961 per year for minimum coverage. Auto policies are typically more expensive in Louisiana than they are nationwide, where full coverage averages $2,311 per year and minimum coverage averages $640 per year.

Key takeaways

  • On average, full coverage car insurance in Louisiana costs $302 per month.
  • Minimum coverage car insurance in Louisiana costs an average of $80 per month.
  • Drivers in New Orleans pay an average of $4,604 annually for full coverage, while drivers in Sulphur pay just $3,354, on average.
  • An at-fault accident typically increases full coverage car insurance premiums in Louisiana by about 37 percent more.
  • Of the vehicle models we analyzed, Ford F-150s were the cheapest to insure in Louisiana at an average of $3,503 per year for full coverage.

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Louisiana car insurance rates by city

Car insurance rates in Louisiana can be higher or lower than average based on your city. Larger metropolitan areas like New Orleans may have more vehicles on the road (which makes accidents more likely) and may have higher costs of living (which makes claims more expensive). These factors typically equate to higher rates than one might find in less densely populated cities. Here are 10 of the biggest cities in Louisiana and the average annual car insurance rate in each:

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Average car insurance costs by age and gender in Louisiana

Louisiana car insurance rates vary by age, as is the case in other states. Younger drivers pay some of the highest premiums, even when added to their parents’ policies, due to their inexperience and increased likelihood of being involved in an accident.

Males tend to pay higher rates than females, as well. This is because men are statistically more likely to engage in risky driving behavior than women. Rates can creep up again for seniors, as well — although they generally aren’t as high as teen rates so long as the driver has a clean driving record.

Age 16*
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$8,473
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$2,780
Age 18
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$10,613
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$3,263
Age 20
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$7,678
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$2,364
Age 25
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$4,600
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$1,280
Age 30
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,848
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$1,015
Age 40
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,629
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$959
Age 50
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,392
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$896
Age 60
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,369
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$899
Age 70
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,594
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$1,021
Age 40
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,629
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$959
Age 50
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,392
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$896
Age 60
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,369
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$899
Age 70
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,594
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$1,021
*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 LA
$7,831
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$2,663
Age 18
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$9,824
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$3,184
Age 20
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$6,784
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$2,150
Age 25
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$4,335
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$1,232
Age 30
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,790
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$1,013
Age 40
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,616
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$963
Age 50
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,397
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$921
Age 60
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,369
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$904
Age 70
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,564
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$1,020
Age 40
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,616
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$963
Age 50
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,397
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$921
Age 60
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,369
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$904
Age 70
Average annual full coverage premium in LA
$3,564
Average minimum coverage premium in LA
$1,020
*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: Not all states allow insurers to factor gender into rates, but in states where it’s allowed, it is often noted that male drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in traffic incidents or file claims. To compensate for this increased risk, insurers often charge male drivers more for coverage.

Cost considerations for young drivers in Louisiana

If you are a younger driver with your own policy, the average car insurance cost in Louisiana is even higher than if you were added to your parents’ policy. Eighteen-year-olds on their own policies pay a staggering $10,218 per year on average for full coverage. However, rates typically decrease as drivers get older and gain more experience.

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Age 16*
Avg. annual premium for drivers in LA
$8,152
Age 17
Avg. annual premium for drivers in LA
$7,431
Age 18
Avg. annual premium for drivers in LA
$6,607
Age 19
Avg. annual premium for drivers in LA
$5,767
Age 20
Avg. annual premium for drivers in LA
$5,334
*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 LA
$10,218
Age 19
Avg. annual premium for drivers in LA
$8,083
Age 20
Avg. annual premium for drivers in LA
$7,231
*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 40 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 Louisiana?

Drivers of any age who are cited for speeding or driving under the influence or who are responsible for an accident will likely face higher rates than drivers with a clean driving record. In fact, just a single speeding ticket could raise your premiums by 22 percent more in Louisiana, and a DUI conviction could cost you 70 percent more for insurance than if you had no incidents on your record.

Considering that Louisiana auto insurance rates are already high, such increases could certainly put a strain on your budget. Depending on the infractions, these incidents could see you labeled a high-risk driver or mean you’ll need to file an SR-22, as well. The table below highlights the average rate increases in Louisiana associated with various diving infractions:

Clean driving record
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$3,622
Percentage increase from LA avg. annual premium*
0%
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$4,430
Percentage increase from LA avg. annual premium*
22%
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$4,958
Percentage increase from LA avg. annual premium*
37%
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$6,146
Percentage increase from LA avg. annual premium*
70%
*The rates reflected are for full coverage policies.

Car insurance rates in Louisiana by credit score

It may surprise you to learn that your credit history can affect your car insurance premiums, but it’s true in most states — including Louisiana. Car insurance companies here are allowed to use your credit-based insurance score to calculate your premium.

Car insurance for drivers with poor credit tends to be more expensive because data shows that those with lower credit scores are more likely to file claims. Drivers with poor credit in Louisiana typically pay 76 percent more than the state average for full coverage and 117 percent more than drivers with excellent credit.

Avg. annual premium* in LA
$6,387
Percentage difference from LA avg. annual premium*
76%
Average
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$4,039
Percentage difference from LA avg. annual premium*
11%
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$3,622
Percentage difference from LA avg. annual premium*
0%
Excellent
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$2,948
Percentage difference from LA avg. annual premium*
-19%
*Rates reflect full coverage policies.

Louisiana car insurance rates by vehicle type

Finally, we analyzed Louisiana car insurance rates by vehicle make and model. Vehicles that cost less to repair and replace generally have lower rates. Other aspects of a vehicle’s make and model can affect premiums, as well, including safety features and the statistical likelihood of an accident. This might explain why sports cars generally cost more to insure.

Avg. annual premium* in LA
$3,622
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$3,503
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$3,253
BMW 330i
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$4,253
Toyota Prius
Avg. annual premium* in LA
$3,731
*Rates reflect full coverage policies.

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If you're having trouble anticipating how much you might pay for auto coverage, Bankrate has created a convenient and easy-to-use tool for precisely that. While our calculator will not provide exact quotes, it can give you a good idea of what you might pay to help with budgeting. To use it, input the requested information and allow the tool to estimate your monthly premium in seconds.

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How to save on car insurance in Louisiana

Louisiana's average car insurance rates are relatively high compared to the national average. Fortunately, there may be ways to lower your personal costs for auto insurance. Consider taking these steps:

  • Shop around: Car insurance companies offer different rates for the same coverage, so you might find a lower-priced policy with another company.
  • Drive safely: Accidents and tickets are some of the biggest drivers of premium increases. Safe driving can help you keep your rates as low as possible.
  • Bundle your policies: Buying car and home insurance together with the same company might lower your premium a significant amount.
  • Sign up for telematics: Allowing your insurance company to track your driving by enrolling in a telematics program could result in savings.
  • Keep up your grades: Younger drivers in high school or college could qualify for a good student discount if they maintain good grades.

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Bankrate utilizes Quadrant Information Services to analyze the latest rates in June 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.