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State Farm is the best insurer in Nevada, based on research of state rates and third-party rankings. State Farm received 3.7 out of 5 stars

Best car insurance company in Nevada

In Nevada, the average premium for car insurance is $2,060 a year or $172 a month, which is the 13th highest in the country; Louisiana was number one.

For drivers looking for cheap car insurance in Nevada, State Farm, Geico, Travelers, Mercury Insurance and others on our list are great options, offering plenty of coverage options at affordable rates. research found State Farm offers low rates when compared to its competitors and received high marks when we look at other factors including J.D Power customer satisfaction scores, financial strength rankings and complaint data. State Farm was’s top scorer and was awarded 3.7 out of 5 stars.

Travelers finished second in our rankings with a score of 3.59 stars and Geico was third at 3.38 stars.

Company GroupNAICJ.D. PowerAM Best RatingScore (out of 5)
State Farm0.7783A++3.7
Mercury Insurance0.84794A2.71
American Family1.1781A2.58
CSAA Insurance (AAA)0.75816A2.52

How we picked the top auto insurance companies

When choosing the top car insurance companies in the state, we not only looked at the average cost of coverage but also J.D. Power customer satisfaction scores, AM Best financial strength ratings and National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) complaint rankings. National averages were used where state/regional data was not available.

For each of the four metrics, we gave companies in each state from 1 to 5 (5 being the best) based on how they performed in each category. Those components were then given the following weights, to arrive at an overall star rating.

  • Premiums: 25%
  • JD Power: 30%
  • AM Best: 25%
  • NAIC: 20%

Auto insurance premiums vary significantly from city to city, so drivers need to be sure they’re getting the best deal. has done the research for you. Get more information on auto insurance rates by city below.

Car insurance rates in Nevada by city

Cheapest car insurance in Nevada

State Farm has the lowest average rate in Nevada at $1,443 a year or $120 A month.

Geico is the next most affordable at $1,708 annually and Travelers at $1,995. While these insurers had the cheapest average premiums, there are plenty of other options for coverage in the state.

Insurers consider a wide variety of factors when setting a rate and use proprietary algorithms which can result in dramatic differences in premium quotes. Where you live also affects rates.

“States that have a higher rate of severe weather that damages cars or helps cause accidents will typically have higher rates,” says Chong Gao, director of product management R&D at Mercury Insurance. “Nevada, for example, is prone to extreme weather like hurricanes and its car insurance costs are consequently much higher.”

The data shows how shopping around for coverage can result in savings. While State Farm had the lowest average rate at $1,443, CSAA Insurance (AAA) was the most expensive at $3,651.

The table below shows the cheapest full-coverage car insurance rates in Nevada for a 40-year-old driver of a Honda Accord LX.

CompanyAverage annual premiumAverage monthly premium
State Farm$1,443$120
Mercury Insurance$2,156$180
American Family$2,429$202
CSAA Insurance (AAA)$3,651$304

Full coverage car insurance in Nevada

As noted, the rates above are for full coverage car insurance. Full coverage car insurance adds collision and comprehensive to your liability insurance coverage, so your vehicle is repaired or replaced after an incident.

Full coverage insurance includes collision and comprehensive which will pay to repair your vehicle. Collision covers damage caused by a collision with another vehicle or object while comprehensive repairs damage done by perils such as fire, theft, flooding, vandalism, and more.

Learn more about liability, collision and comprehensive coverage here.

Shopping for car insurance in Nevada

Shopping around for coverage is a great way to make sure you are getting the best rates on your auto insurance. Experts often tell consumers to shop for insurance yearly. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should be looking to switch.

“I recommend that people stay with the same insurance company, as they tend to get a better rate when they have been with the same carrier for more than 12 months. The more tenure you have with a carrier, the more potential there is to earn benefits,” says Tim Bottini, a Country Financial insurance agent based in St. Louis. “The carrier can also review your claims history and provide information about applicable discounts.”

But make sure you are comparing like coverage levels and deductibles.

“It is extremely important to make sure you start off with an apples-to-apples comparison,” Bottini says. “However, if a person has low limits, say 25/50/25 – limit per person/per occurrence/limit for property damage – I am going to recommend and quote at least 50/100/100. Depending on their age/income and profession, I would quote higher limits to protect their net worth and earnings potential.”

Bottini also says people can save money on their car insurance by keeping their credit score up, following the speed limit and placing both home and auto insurance with the same carrier.

Cheapest car insurance in Nevada by age

Statistics show that young drivers, because they are inexperienced and tend to take more risks, have more accidents and claims, all of which lead to higher premiums for younger drivers.

“Data indicates that teenagers and seniors are riskier drivers, so they often pay more for auto insurance than other policyholders in different age groups,” says Chong Gao, director of product management R&D at Mercury Insurance. “For teenagers, the lack of driving experience is a significant factor that impacts their rates; younger drivers with little experience behind the wheel tend to pay higher insurance premiums.”

State Farm is the cheapest insurer in Nevada for teens.

Age factors into a premium as the data clearly shows. Teens pay the highest rates by far with the lowest premium coming in at $4,033 which is 182% more expensive than the most affordable coverage for seniors at $1,431 and 73% more than young drivers’ best rate of $2,330.

Rates start to drop, assuming their driving record stays clean as teens move into their young adult years and tend to stay stable until a driver gets into their 70s when rates will go up a bit.

Cheapest car insurance for senior drivers in Nevada

Seniors pay more for car insurance than other drivers, excluding teens. State Farm is the best choice for seniors in Nevada, according to our data, with an average premium of $1,431 annually, which translates to $119 a month.

Geico was the second most affordable at $1,731 and Travelers was next with a premium of $2,127.

“Seniors tend to have slower reaction times and may suffer from vision or hearing impairments, which can impair their driving ability. This makes them more prone to accidents and thus considered high-risk by insurance companies,” says Tariro Goronga, CEO of DriveSafe driving schools in Colorado.

The table below shows the average premium for senior drivers.

CompanyAverage annual premiumAverage monthly premium
State Farm$1,431$119
Mercury Insurance$2,274$190
American Family$2,451$204
CSAA Insurance (AAA)$3,660$305

Car insurance for young drivers in Nevada

Young drivers (21-25) have seen their premiums drop from their teen years, but they still pay more than more experienced drivers. In Nevada, State Farm is the cheapest option for young adults with a yearly premium of $2,330 or $194 a month.

Geico is the next most affordable with an average rate of $2,357 followed by Travelers at $3,162.

Young drivers, if they keep their driving record clean will see their rates drop even further as they move into their late 20s.

The table below shows the best insurers for young drivers in Nevada:

CompanyAverage annual premiumAverage monthly premium
State Farm$2,330$194
American Family$3,477$290
Mercury Insurance$3,869$322
CSAA Insurance (AAA)$7,813$651

Car insurance for teen drivers in Nevada

Although teen drivers always pay much higher premiums than other driver groups, State Farm offers teens the cheapest rate at $4,033. Teen drivers are inexperienced and are big risk takers which results in more accidents and claims, pushing up the cost of coverage.

“Teenagers are more likely to be involved in accidents than older drivers because of their lack of experience. This increased risk results in higher insurance rates because insurance companies regard them as high-risk drivers,” says Goronga. “Teenagers are also more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors, such as distracted driving or speeding, increasing their chances of being involved in an accident.”

American Family has the second most affordable premium at $5,670 a year followed by Geico at $5,868 annually.

Our data clearly shows how dramatic premium differences can be for teens and how important shopping your coverage is when trying to find the best rate for your specific risk factors. While State Farm was the most affordable at $4,033, CSAA Insurance (AAA) was the most expensive with an annual premium of $12,911.

There are a few ways to save some money when insuring a teen. Ask your insurer for a good student discount if they are carrying a B average or better. Putting your teen in an older vehicle that you wouldn’t repair after an accident can help save some money by dropping collision and comprehensive.

The chart below shows average premiums for teens in Nevada:

CompanyAverage annual premiumAverage monthly premium
State Farm$4,033$336
American Family$5,670$473
Mercury Insurance$9,142$762
CSAA Insurance (AAA)$12,911$1,076

Average cost of car insurance in Nevada

Nevada is the 13th most expensive state (Louisiana is number one) when it comes to car insurance with an average premium of $2,060.

The table below shows the average rate in each state for a 40-year-old driver of a 2023 Honda Accord LX.

Average annual premiumAverage monthly premium
$2,060 $172

Which Nevada ZIP codes are most expensive for car insurance?

Insurers consider the ZIP code where your car is parked when setting a premium. High crime rates or frequent severe weather will result in a higher premium.

According to our analysis, the following ZIP codes are the most expensive in Nevada for car insurance. Sunrise Manor tops the charts at $2,767 a year.

Here are the most expensive ZIP codes in Nevada for car insurance:

CityAverage annual Premium
Sunrise Manor$2,767
Spring Valley$2,632
Las Vegas$2,594
North Las Vegas$2,587
Nellis AFB$2,583
Summerlin South$2,533

Which Nevada ZIP codes are the cheapest for car insurance?

Rural areas are almost always cheaper than urban areas when it comes to car insurance. Fewer people and cars on the road mean fewer accidents and claims. The cheapest zip code for car insurance in Nevada is in Winnemucca with an annual premium of $1,600.

CityAverage annual Premium
Battle Mountain$1,644
Johnson Lane$1,647
Topaz Ranch Estates$1,661

Cheapest car insurance for high-risk drivers in Nevada

Drivers with a speeding ticket, DUI or at-fault accident on their record are often considered high-risk drivers and end up paying more for coverage. The increase can range from reasonable for a speeding ticket to a big leap in costs for a DUI.

The data showed that a speeding ticket will result in a 33% increase, pushing the average rate to $3,181. Speeding tickets will typically impact your premium for at least three years.

An at-fault accident will raise your rates by 64% to an average of $3,907. A DUI will result in the biggest increase, sending your premium up 92% to an average of $4,597.

The table below shows the average increase for drivers with an incident on their record:

Profile GroupsAverage annual premiumRates after IncidentRates increase after incident ($)Rates increase after incident (%)
At-Fault Accident$2,389$3,907$1,51864%
Bad Credit$2,389$3,711$1,32255%

Minimum car insurance requirements in Nevada

Nevada law requires drivers to carry Null in personal injury protection (PIP) and a minimum of $20k in property damage liability (PDL), which helps pay for damage you do with your car to other people’s property.


What our expert says

Q: Does location affect car insurance rates?

Chong GaoDirector of product management R&D at Mercury Insurance.
“States that have a higher rate of severe weather that damages cars or helps cause accidents will typically have higher rates. Nevada, for example, is prone to extreme weather like hurricanes and its car insurance costs are consequently much higher.”
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Mark Vallet
Contributing Researcher


Mark is a freelance journalist and analyst with over 15 years of experience covering the insurance industry.