Car Insurance Costs for 25-Year-Old Drivers

Car Insurance Costs for 25-Year-Old Drivers

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Erie offers the cheapest car insurance for 25-year-olds, but rates may vary based on factors such as driving history, location and gender. Geico, Nationwide and USAA also offer rates that are cheaper than average, based on our analysis of quotes for 25-year-old drivers across the country. To get the best rate, compare car insurance quotes from multiple companies.

Which companies offer 25-year-olds the best cheap car insurance?

The average cost of car insurance for 25-year-olds is $279 per month, or $3,348 per year.

Erie offers the cheapest rates for 25-year olds with an average rate of $127 per month. The second-cheapest insurer is USAA, with an average rate of $147 per month.

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While Erie is the cheapest option, it's only available in 13 states. And USAA is only available to current or former military members and their families. Among insurers with widespread availability, Geico has the most affordable rates for 25-year-olds, an average $165 per month.

Cheapest car insurance companies for 25-year-old drivers

Monthly cost
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USAA logo
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Nationwide logo
Progressive logo
State Farm logo
State Farm$234
Farmers logo
Allstate logo

You should always shop around for quotes from multiple insurers, as you never know which could offer you your best rate. One insurer could be the cheapest if you want bare-minimum coverage, while another could be the most affordable for those seeking a cheap full-coverage policy.

How do insurance costs for 25-year-old male and female drivers differ?

The difference in the average cost of car insurance for 25-year-old male and female drivers was only 3%.

For younger drivers, there is a noticeable difference in the cost of car insurance between male and female drivers. However, at age 25 that difference begins to narrow, though 25-year-old males pay slightly more for car insurance than 25-year-old females.

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Young male drivers pay more for car insurance because they tend to get into more accidents compared to female drivers.

In certain states, you won't see any difference between car insurance costs for male and female drivers. This means that, all else being equal, 25-year-old male and female drivers should pay the same amount for car insurance in the states below. These states have fully or partially banned using gender as a variable in setting rates:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts
  • Parts of Michigan
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania

How much is car insurance for a 25-year-old?

The average cost of car insurance for a 25-year-old is approximately $279 per month. This is $337 cheaper per month than the average 18-year-old.

Young drivers pay disproportionately more for car insurance than older drivers. However, as they gain experience, their rates begin to drop.

Average monthly cost of car insurance by age

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Do car insurance rates go down at age 25?

Yes, the average cost of car insurance went down by 11% — from $314 per month to $279 — when our driver turned 25. However, our sample driver saw similar or even larger drops in costs in one-year differences for other ages between 18 to 25.

Young drivers should also note that insurers determine your rates based on driving experience, not just age. Car insurance for a new 25-year-old driver will likely cost more than car insurance for a 25-year-old with nine years of driving experience.

Best car insurance companies for 25-year-olds by state

Geico is the cheapest option in four out of our nine sample states.

Although our quotes represent an average — and thus not necessarily indicative of the best insurer for you — we compiled recommendations for the cheapest insurance companies in our nine sample states.

Cheapest auto insurance companies for 25-year-old drivers by state

With an average monthly rate of $134, North Carolina is the cheapest state for 25-year-olds, with rates less than half the overall average.

Michigan, on the other hand, is extremely expensive for 25-year-olds (and most ages) compared with other states. Its rates are approximately three times the overall average.

Insurance is regulated at the state level, and car insurance prices fluctuate from state to state. Below are the average costs of car insurance for 25-year-olds in nine of the most populous states.

Average car insurance rates by state for 25-year-olds

Average monthly rate
North Carolina$134
New York$254

How to find cheap car insurance when you turn 25

The keys to getting cheaper car insurance as a 25-year-old include:

Shop multiple insurers to get similar coverage at a lower price

As our data shows, the exact same driver profile can get a variety of rates for equivalent coverage. The savings could even be upwards of thousands of dollars. For example, there is a difference of $2,017 per month between the cheapest and most expensive insurers in Michigan, as the table below shows.

Average monthly rate
Frankenmuth Mutual$337
State Farm$444

The easiest way to start your search is to shop for car insurance quotes online. When browsing, make sure to select the same coverage limits and features for each insurer so that you know you're getting prices for comparable policies.

You can also use our car insurance estimator to get an idea of how much your car insurance will cost.

Check with insurers to see which discounts are available

Twenty-five-year-olds have likely aged out of ways younger people can save, such as remaining on their parents' policy or good student discounts, but insurers still offer them plenty of ways to lower their rates.

You should always check if an insurer offers discounts for:

  • Defensive driving: Insurers may reward you for taking a safe or defensive driving course.
  • Bundling: If you're also buying renters or homeowners insurance, you could bundle the two policies with the same insurer for savings.
  • Safety features: If your car has anti-lock brakes or anti-theft devices, you may qualify for savings.
  • Payment: You're often able to get some minor savings if you pay your policy in full for its entire term, or if you opt for paperless billing.

Don't buy unnecessary coverage

Our advice is to buy as much coverage as necessary to ensure financial protection from costly events, but not all elements of auto insurance may be appropriate for every person. For example:

  • Get appropriate liability coverage: Liability coverage protects you against the costs of property damage or bodily injury in a crash for which you are at fault. Make sure you have liability limits that cover your total net worth. But if higher limits beyond your worth are an unreasonable expense, stick to what you can afford.
  • Only buy comprehensive and collision coverage if your vehicle is worth it: Comprehensive and collision insurance can be invaluable if you have a high-value car. But if your car is worth a few thousand dollars or less, you could be paying too much money to protect an asset that has little value.


We gathered auto insurance quotes for thousands of ZIP codes across nine of the most populated states in the country. Our sample profiles were 25-year-old male and female drivers with a 2015 Honda Civic EX. Our sample drivers had clean driving records.

We collected full-coverage rates with the following limits:

Bodily injury liability$50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident
Property damage liability$25,000 per accident
Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury$50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident
Comprehensive and collision$500 deductible
Personal injury protection (PIP)Minimum, when required by state

While our analysis collected rates from 29 insurance companies, insurers were only added to our list of average prices and recommendations if their policies were available in at least three of the nine states.

Our analysis used insurance rate data from Quadrant Information Services to calculate the average cost of insurance for a 25-year-old. These rates were publicly sourced from insurer filings and should only be referenced for comparative purposes.

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