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The average car insurance cost in Birmingham, Alabama is $1,678 per year, according to Insure.com data. This is $136 more than the average auto insurance cost in Alabama and $4 less than the national average.

Average cost in BirminghamAverage cost in AlabamaNational average cost
$1,678$1,542$1,682

The rates can vary wildly depending on where they are filed. City demographics, including population density and average resident age, will affect how much money you spend on premiums, making it cheaper or more expensive than other areas with different factors like accident rates, theft, and vandalism rates.

Read on to learn more about the cheapest car insurance providers in Birmingham, the average car insurance rates by age and gender, and how much car insurance is in Birmingham based on coverage limits.

Key Takeaways

  • The average car insurance cost in Birmingham, Alabama is $1,678 per year.
  • Nationwide offers the cheapest car insurance in Birmingham, at an average of $1,013 per year.
  • Young adults pay $2,897 per year for car insurance in Birmingham.

Cheap car insurance companies in Birmingham

Nationwide offers the cheapest car insurance in Birmingham at an average of $1,013 per year with full coverage limits of 100/300/100.

The second cheapest company in Birmingham is USAA, offering car insurance rates at $1,191 per year. USAA offers car insurance only to members of the military, veterans and their immediate families.

As mentioned earlier, car insurance rates vary from one company to another because the factors used to calculate rates vary by insurer. Therefore, comparing quotes from multiple insurers is recommended to find cheap car insurance rates in Birmingham before deciding on the policy that matches your requirements.

The table below lists the average annual and monthly costs for the various car insurance companies providing coverage in Birmingham, Alabama:

Company NameAverage annual costAverage monthly cost
Nationwide$1,013$84
USAA$1,191$99
Geico$1,236$103
Travelers$1,459$122
Allstate$1,590$133
Auto-Owners$1,776$148
State Farm$1,948$162
Progressive$2,148$179
Farmers Insurance$2,208$184

Read about the best car insurance companies.

Average car insurance cost in Birmingham by coverage limits

In Birmingham, the average car insurance rates based on coverage types are as follows:

  • State minimum coverage: $489 per year (limits are 25/50/25)
  • Liability only coverage: $669 per year (limits are 50/100/50)
  • Full coverage: $1,678 per year (limits are 100/300/100)
  • Non-owners coverage: $453 per year

In most states, drivers must have the state minimum coverage to drive legally, but these vary by state. However, state minimum coverage does not cover any vehicles listed on your policy in an at-fault accident.

To avoid compromising on coverage and paying out-of-pocket expenses, it is better to have full coverage or non-owner coverage if you don’t own a car but borrow or rent one frequently.

Average car insurance rates by gender in Birmingham

The average car insurance rate for a female driver in Birmingham, Alabama, is $1,695 per year.

The rate for a male driver is $1,678 per year, which is $17 less than what female drivers pay, according to a rate analysis by Insure.com.

Women are considered to be safer drivers than men, according to the Insurance Information Institute. They often pay less for auto insurance because of their lower rate of severe accidents than men.

Read more on how gender affects car insurance rates.

Average car insurance rates by age in Birmingham

In Birmingham, car insurance rates are the highest for teens, at $6,552 per year or $546 per month. The rates are higher for teenagers (16- to 19-year-olds) as they are more prone to road accidents due to their lack of experience on the road, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Teen insurance rates can be lowered by adding teens to a parent’s auto insurance policy.

Car insurance rates will decrease as teens age and earn a good driving record. Young adults pay $2,897 per year for their car insurance, which is $3655 less than what the teens pay for their insurance policy.

The car insurance rates in Birmingham for adult and senior drivers are $1,720 and $1,686 per year respectively.

The car insurance rates for adults and seniors are lower than those for teens and young adults. “This is because they are more likely to obey the speed limits and follow the rules of the road,” says the Insurance Information Institute.

Read more on auto insurance for seniors.

The table below shows the average annual rates for drivers of different age groups:

Age groupAverage annual rates
Teens (16- to 19-year-olds)$6,552
Young adults (20- to 24-year-olds)$2,897
Adults (25- to 55-year-olds)$1,720
Seniors (60- to 75-year-olds)$1,686

If we look at the car insurance rate trends in Birmingham, Alabama, it was on an upward swing from 2016 to 2019. From 2019 to 2022, the rates decreased overall by 9%, or $157.

The table below shows the trend for three years:

2016 rates2019 rates2022 rates
$1,468$1,835$1,678

Conclusion

In conclusion, the insurance rates in Birmingham, are higher than the average insurance cost in Alabama. By shopping around and taking advantage of available discounts, drivers in Birmingham can find affordable car insurance options. Additionally, many car insurance companies offer discounts for customers who purchase multiple policies through the same company.

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Methodology

Insure.com, with the help of Quadrant Information Services, gathered data for car insurance rates in Birmingham, Alabama. The averages are rounded to their nearest sums. The data is based on the sample profile of a 40-year-old male driver who commutes 12 miles to work. All rates are based on the profile of a driver with a clean driving record, good insurance score, and full coverage policy.

The coverage limit for a full coverage policy is 100/300/100 liability with a $500 comprehensive and Collision deductible.

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Prachi Singh
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Prachi is an insurance writer with a master’s degree in business administration. Through her writing, she hopes to help readers make smart and informed decisions about their finances. She loves to travel and write poetry.