Long Beach Ranks #7 Among Big California Cities For Cheapest Car Insurance

Of the ten largest cities in California, Long Beach has the seventh cheapest car insurance, making it more affordable to drive than Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to statistics released by the California Department of Insurance. 

Long Beach averages an annual premium of $1285 for single persons and $1218 for married households, or about 14% above the statewide average. Meanwhile our neighbors to the north in L.A. skyrocket to the most expensive big city in California with $1623 for singles and $1546 for married couples.

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The ten largest cities in California and their average annual car insurance premium. Graph courtesy of Value Penguin.

If considering all 210 cities in the Golden State, Calexico—the Imperial County town about 120 miles east of San Diego—is number one in cheap car insurance, with $866 for singles and $841 for couples, or about 23% below the state average.

The most expensive city in the state? Sitting just behind L.A. is Glendale, with $1823 for singles and $1740 for couples, a staggering 62% above the state wide average.

The data, sourced form the California Department of Insurance, with a complete list of all California cities and their auto insurance cost averages available through Value Penguin.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 19 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.
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