Who Has The Best Car Insurance Rates In Boston?

We conducted an analysis of car insurance rates in Boston and found that Hanover offered the cheapest rates in the city, at an average annual cost of $1,094. However the best way to assure you get the cheapest rates, is to compare a number of quotes from local insurers. Enter your zip code into our tool above to receive a list of rates from car insurance companies near you.

Cheapest Car Insurance in Boston

Car insurance prices throughout Boston's neighborhoods averaged $1,795 per year, though the five cheapest insurers had a mean annual cost of $1,214—32% less than the citywide average. Based on that figure, purchasing auto insurance through one of these companies could save you almost $50 per month in car insurance premiums.

Chart of The Five Cheapest Car Insurance Companies in Boston

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Our study looked at 14 auto insurers that operate in the Boston area. Average annual premiums ranged from just over $1,000 to $4,935. This huge range in insurance cost is why we recommend that you always get multiple quotes when purchasing a policy.

Rank

CompanyAverage Annual Rate
1Hanover$1,094
2GEICO$1,099
3Vermont Mutual$1,236
4Norfolk & Dedham$1,314
5Commerce Group$1,325
6Arbella$1,393
7OneBeacon$1,479
8Amica$1,573
9MetLife$1,587
10Allstate$1,717
11National Grange Mutual$1,948
12Encompass$1,949
13Plymouth Rock$2,479
14Liberty Mutual$4,935
Boston Average:$1,795

Average Cost of Car Insurance in Boston: by Neighborhood

Auto insurance costs in Boston differ greatly depending on where in the city you live. Car insurance costs were 31% less expensive in the cheapest neighborhood than they were in the most expensive neighborhood–which were West Roxbury and Mission Hill respectively.

Rank

NeighborhoodAverage Annual Rate
1West Roxbury$1,514
2Downtown$1,592
3Brighton$1,603
4Allston$1,648
5South Boston$1,689
6Roslindale$1,732
7Jamaica Plain$1,749
8Hyde Park$1,838
9Charlestown$1,914
10East Boston$1,941
11Dorchester/Mattapan$2,110
12Mission Hill$2,209
Boston Average:$1,795

Car Insurance Companies and Agents in Boston

Though companies like GEICO focus primarily on selling car insurance online, there are still many drivers that prefer to talk with a local agent, who can help them manage their policies. To find a car insurance company or agent near you in Boston, consult our directory below.

Neighborhood

Insurer or AgentAddress
West RoxburyAllstate Insurance Agent: John Greaney2041 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Russell K McNeil Insurance Agency Inc5341 Washington St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Charles Obeid Insurance1895 Centre St # 102, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Steven J Salhaney Insurance5264 Washington St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Anawan Insurance4 Anawan Ave, Boston, MA 02132
DowntownLiberty Mutual Insurance141 Congress St, Boston, MA 02110
Safety Insurance20 Custom House St, Boston, MA 02110
A-Affordable Insurance Agency, Inc.55 Union St, Boston, MA 02108
Delano Insurance ServicesSuite 420, 31 Milk St, Boston, MA 02109
Knapp Schenck Insurance Services1 India St #204, Boston, MA 02109
BrightonAllston Insurance Agency, Inc.1065 Commonwealth Avenue # 3, Boston, MA 02215
Galaxy Insurance1216 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
John J. Ryan Insurance Agency376 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135
Point Insurance1103 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Sawyer Insurance Agency1496 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135
AllstonAllston Insurance Agency, Inc.1065 Commonwealth Avenue # 3, Boston, MA 02215
Gorman Insurance Agency1212 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Best Choice Insurance Agency163 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Allstate Insurance Agent: Diana Grinshtat1500 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
Best Choice Insurance Agency163 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134
South BostonAllstate Insurance Agent: The Hanley Agency Inc135 Emerson St, Boston, MA 02127
Lighthouse Insurance Agency470 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Kiley & O'Toole Insurance, Inc.594 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
O'Connell Insurance Group Inc601 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Baltic Insurance Agency597 E Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
RoslindalePaul Lymneos Insurance Agency4258 Washington St Suite 8, Roslindale, MA 02131
Gallagher Insurance4197 Washington St # B, Roslindale, MA 02131
HR Hatch Insurance Agency4401 Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131
Boje Insurance288 Cummins Hwy, Roslindale, MA 02131
Ronald H Krupa Insurance Inc25 Corinth St, Roslindale, MA 02131
Jamaica PlainJ Arico Insurance28 Brookley Rd, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Sawyer Insurance720 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Leo J Costello Insurance84 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Hyde ParkRoche Insurance Agency1070 River St, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Thomas F Gallagher Insurance1270 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Burke Insurance1279 River St, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Timothy Murphy Insurance53 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136
MacDonald Insurance Agency, Inc.183 Wolcott Ct, Hyde Park, MA 02136
CharlestownFlynn Insurance Agency, Inc.92 Main St, Boston, MA 02129
Andrew Wilson - Ameriprise Financial Services2 Constitution Plz, Fl 1, Charlestown, MA 02129
Inland Underwriters Insurance Agency, Inc.2 13th St, Charlestown, MA 02129
Batchelder Bros. Insurance314 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown, MA 02129
East BostonSpataro & Bellino Insurance Agency156 Maverick St, East Boston, MA 02128
A-Affordable Insurance Agency, Inc.222 Sumner St, Boston, MA 02128
Metro Boston Insurance Agency78 Bennington St, Boston, MA 02128
Saratoga Insurance452 Bennington St, Boston, MA 02128
Dorchester/MattapanKarlene A. Valente Insurance Agency, Inc1497 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122
H. Levenbaum Insurance Agency1534 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122
Vargas & Vargas Insurance Inc.1133 Washington St, Boston, MA 02124
Sunrise Insurance925 Washington St # 2, Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Adams Village Insurance Agency520 Gallivan Blvd, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Minimum Car Insurance Requirements in Boston, Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts requires that all drivers have valid liability car insurance before they can register their car or drive on the road. It is also one of a number of states that requires that drivers have personal injury protection—which is a no-fault coverage that can pay for your medical expenses in the event of an accident. Below, we've included a breakdown of the minimum coverage limits for car insurance in Boston.

Coverage Type

Minimum Limits
Bodily Injury Liability$20,000 per person / $40,000 per accident
Property Damage Liability$5,000 per accident
Personal Injury Protection$8,000 per person, per accident
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury Liability$20,000 per person / $40,000 per accident

Methodology

Car insurance premiums were for a 30-year-old male driving a 2010 Toyota Camry that is owned. The automobile is primarily used for the purpose of commuting. Insurance coverage is slightly above the state minimum. Our hypothetical driver logs anywhere between 10,000-15,000 miles each year and no accidents or violation of record in the last 5 years.

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