Average auto insurance rates by age and gender

Car insurance rates for teen drivers are very high, especially for males. The table below shows how, as drivers age, the difference in rates by gender narrows.

Auto insurance rates by age and gender

Find out what you can expect to pay for car insurance, and at what age you’ll get cheaper car insurance rates.

Average car insurance rates by age and gender
AgeFemaleMaleAvg. Annual Premium
16$ 6,285$ 7,096$ 6,690
17$ 5,168$ 5,838$ 5,503
18$ 4,531$ 5,149$ 4,840
19$ 3,393$ 3,883$ 3,638
20$ 3,073$ 3,497$ 3,285
21$ 2,523$ 2,826$ 2,674
22$ 2,335$ 2,575$ 2,455
23$ 2,176$ 2,370$ 2,273
24$ 2,061$ 2,215$ 2,138
25$ 1,869$ 1,958$ 1,914
30$ 1,702$ 1,716$ 1,709
35$ 1,659$ 1,657$ 1,658
40$ 1,614$ 1,607$ 1,611
45$ 1,585$ 1,579$ 1,582
50$ 1,516$ 1,520$ 1,518
55$ 1,466$ 1,476$ 1,471
60$ 1,451$ 1,465$ 1,458
65$ 1,491$ 1,520$ 1,505
70$ 1,572$ 1,616$ 1,594
75$ 1,706$ 1,790$ 1,748

How does age affect car insurance rates?

Age affects car insurance rates in most states because statistics show that certain age groups have more accidents.

The states that also don’t allow age as a rating factor are:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina

In every other state, your age will affect your rates.

Insurance companies rely on a lot of data to determine car insurance rates, and that data shows that younger drivers are at a much higher risk to insure. They’re inexperienced and have more accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that drivers aged 16 to 19 have a fatal crash rate three times higher than drivers aged 20 and up.

How does gender affect car insurance rates?

In most states, gender can be used to calculate rates. The states that don’t allow the use of gender as a rating factor are:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania

The reasons are the same as those for using age: statistics. Male drivers are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors and are involved in more accidents. This difference is much wider in younger drivers; older male drivers pay rates similar to females of the same age. The IIHS reports a higher incidence of fatal crashes among young male drivers; two out of three involved a teen male driver.

It's important to note that not every insurance company treats age and gender the same when it comes to rates. Comparing car insurance rates from multiple companies is the best way to get cheaper insurance, even if you’re a young male driver.


Insurance.com commissioned insurance rates through Quadrant Data Services in 2022 across all ZIP codes and age groups from dozens of insurance companies. Rates are based on a 2021 Honda Accord LX for a driver with a clean record and good credit using a full coverage policy with 100/300/100 liability coverage and $500 deductibles.

Auto insurance FAQs

When does car insurance go up or down?

As a general rule, car insurance gets cheaper as you age, with the biggest changes seen around the age of 20 and even more so at 25. Rates tend to start going back up at the age of 65. Know more about 16 reasons your car insurance rates could drop.

How do insurance companies set your rates?

Insurance rates are calculated using a lot of different factors, and your age is just one of them. Other factors include your driving record, where you live, the make and model of your car and your credit history. Insurance companies weigh these factors differently, which is why shopping around is the best way to save.