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The average annual cost of renters insurance in the U.S. is $174 per year. However, renters in Georgia pay more, with an average annual rate of $209, according to the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I). Renters insurance is generally very affordable, and it can help provide peace of mind that your finances are protected should you experience a loss.

Bankrate analyzed the Georgia renters insurance market to help you find the best options. We reviewed each carrier’s average rates, coverage options, discounts, digital tools and third-party scores. Our research could help you develop a broad understanding of each company and serve as a guide as you choose the insurer that is right for you.

Best renters insurance companies in Georgia

If you’re shopping for Georgia renters insurance, it could be helpful to look at more metrics than just price. Comparing quotes is still a solid strategy, but renters insurance is generally fairly inexpensive. To find the best option for you, consider looking at coverage options, discounts and third-party scores.

Based on our research, here are some of the best renters insurance providers in Georgia:

Provider AM Best rating J.D.Power score
Allstate A+ 833/1,000
Lemonade Not rated 870/1,000
Nationwide A+ 834/1,000
State Farm A++ 866/1,000
USAA* A++ 893/1,000

*Not officially ranked by J.D. Power due to eligibility restrictions

Allstate

Allstate could be a good option if you prefer to work with a local agent rather than handling your policy online. The company has a network of agents that spans the nation, and the “Find an Agent” tool on Allstate’s website makes it easy to see if there is an agent in your area. Allstate offers several endorsement options to allow you to customize your policy, including special personal property coverage and flood insurance.

Learn more: Allstate Insurance review

Lemonade

If you want your renters insurance to do more than protect your finances, try Lemonade. The carrier is a Certified B-Corp, which means that it follows strict requirements for its giveback programs. When you take out a policy, you’ll get to select a charity. Once a year, Lemonade donates any unused funds to the charities chosen by its policyholders. The company doesn’t have a financial strength rating with AM Best, but is rated A (Exceptional) by Demotech.

Learn more: Lemonade Insurance review

Nationwide

Nationwide is known for its “On Your Side” slogan, and it certainly offers renters numerous ways to obtain renters insurance coverage. You can get a quote online, by phone or from a local agent. Nationwide offers standard renters insurance coverage options, like personal property coverage and liability coverage, along with a few options to customize your policy, like the Brand New Belongings coverage, which pays for your items at their full replacement value rather than accounting for depreciation.

Learn more: Nationwide Insurance review

State Farm

State Farm is the largest property and casualty insurance company in the United States, so if you prefer doing business with a well-established company, look no further. Like Allstate, the company operates by using a network of local agents. The company has over 19,000 agents across the country, so it is likely that there is one in your area. State Farm offers numerous insurance products, including auto, renters and life insurance, as well as banking services. If you are looking for one company that might be able to handle several of your financial needs, State Farm might be a good option.

Learn more: State Farm Insurance review

USAA

Because it only sells insurance to current and former military members and select family members, USAA is not technically eligible for ranking from J.D. Power. However, the company does consistently receive high scores for its customer service. If you qualify for coverage with USAA, you may be able to get a renters insurance policy that comes with some of the best customer satisfaction around. USAA offers coverage options tailored to military service members, such as overseas coverage for your belongings if you are deployed.

Learn more: USAA Insurance review

Average renters insurance costs in Georgia

Renters in Georgia pay, on average, $209 per year for a renters insurance policy, according to the Triple-I. The national average premium for renters insurance is $174 per year. Georgia renters pay the sixth-highest average premium in the nation, potentially due to a high cost of living in cities like Atlanta.. Compared to the surrounding states, however, Georgia’s renters insurance premiums are competitive:

State Average annual premium
Alabama $222
Florida $180
South Carolina $182
Tennessee $189

While renters insurance is generally less expensive than homeowners insurance, your premium will vary based on your specific rating factors, like the amount of coverage you choose, your history of filing claims and your ZIP code.

Renters insurance coverage in Georgia

Renters insurance typically comes with a few different types of coverage. The first is for personal property. Personal property coverage is designed to cover the cost of damages to your belongings, like your clothing, furniture and electronics. Depending on how much personal property you have and what your tolerance is for risk, your personal property level will vary.

The other main coverage provided by a renters insurance policy is personal liability insurance. Liability coverage pays the medical bills and legal fees for someone injured on your property if you are found at fault for their injuries. It can also pay for the damage you cause to someone else’s property. The amount of liability coverage you need will depend on a number of factors, including how many assets you have to protect and the value of those assets, if you have pets in your rented home and if you frequently have visitors. Your landlord may require you to have a certain amount of liability coverage.

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Written by
Cate Deventer
Insurance Writer & Editor
Cate Deventer is a writer, editor and insurance professional with over a decade of experience in the insurance industry as a licensed insurance agent.
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