Find Cheap Auto Insurance Quotes in Your Area
If you're looking for cheap car insurance in Mississippi, it's best to shop around among multiple providers. We compared local car insurance quotes for a benchmark driver in 160+ cities across the Magnolia State, and found that the cheapest car insurance in Mississippi varies widely by location and insurance company.
In fact, the most expensive auto insurance company costs over twice as much what the cheapest auto insurance company in Mississippi charged. That's why to find the best car insurance rates, drivers should compare rates from a few different companies. To get started, use the tool above and type in your zip code to see the top providers near you or read on to see our research on rates.
Cheapest car insurance in Mississippi
The three cheapest car insurance companies in Mississippi are State Farm, Mississippi Farm Bureau and Alfa Insurance, based on our analysis of car insurance quotes across the state. We analyzed auto insurance rates in Mississippi for our sample driver, a 30 year old single man, as a benchmark to compare costs across eight companies.
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Shoppers should note that the Farm Bureau charges an annual membership fee, which can range from $25 to $40 based on which county drivers live in.
The three cheapest insurers had an average annual rate of $1,678, which is almost $600 below the state average. If you qualify, USAA is also an extremely affordable option, with average rates of $1,033 per year. We suggest that drivers looking for low rates add these four insurers to their list of companies to get and compare quotes from.
Progressive, Allstate and Shelter rank as some of the more expensive insurers in Mississippi. The average of these insurers' rates is $3,107 per year, 41% more expensive than the Mississippi average.
|Rank||Company||Average annual rate|
|2||Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,716|
Cheapest full coverage auto insurance: State Farm
A full coverage policy includes comprehensive and collision insurance, and is more expensive than a policy that just has liability insurance. On average, Mississippi drivers get the cheapest full coverage policies with State Farm. We also recommend getting a quote from Mississippi Farm Bureau and Alfa.
- State Farm: Full coverage policies cost $1,504 per year on average with State Farm in Mississippi. This is over $200 cheaper than the best alternative.
- Mississippi Farm Bureau: Even including its membership fee, the Farm Bureau has the second cheapest rates in the state at $1,716 per year.
- Alfa: The Alabama-based Alfa Insurance is not far behind the Farm Bureau. Mississippi drivers can get a full coverage policy for $1,814 per year on average.
Comprehensive insurance covers your car against damage from events that are an "act of God," such as weather. Collision insurance covers damage to your car that happens on the road regardless of who was at-fault, so damage to your car will be covered if you're in a solo accident or in an accident that was your fault.
If you borrowed to finance your car purchase, or if you're leasing a car, your lender likely requires you to buy a full coverage policy.
For everyone else, we recommend full coverage insurance if the value of your car is higher than the sum of the cost of adding full coverage and your policy deductible.
Cheapest minimum liability auto insurance: Mississippi Farm Bureau
If you're looking for the cheapest auto insurance policy possible, you should buy one that meets the minimum coverage limits required by Mississippi. Among insurers offering these policies, we found Mississippi Farm Bureau to be the cheapest.
- Mississippi Farm Bureau offers minimum coverage policies for an average of $511 per year. This is 32% cheaper than the state average of $749.
- State Farm is similarly affordable with an average rate of $540 per year. Given the limited difference in rates, shoppers should definitely get a quote from both of these cheap options.
- Nationwide is a distant third at $693 per year, but still far cheaper than Alfa, Allstate, Progressive and Shelter.
For those who qualify, USAA is by far the cheapest option for minimum coverage in Mississippi. The average quote for our sample driver was only $267 per year, about half the price of the Mississippi Farm Bureau.
A minimum coverage policy with liability insurance will ensure you're compliant with state law, but we always recommend purchasing even more liability coverage. In the event of a major accident in which bodily injury and property damage costs exceed these modest limits, Mississippi drivers will be on the hook for the remaining costs out of pocket.
Cheapest for drivers with an accident on their record: State Farm
Mississippi insurance companies charge more for drivers with an accident on their record. In the eyes of an insurer, a history of crashes makes you more likely to crash again. If you have an accident on your record, you should look to find savings with State Farm, which had the cheapest rates for any Mississippi insurer when our driver had been in an at-fault accident.
|Rank||Insurer||Annual rate after accident||Annual rate before accident||Difference|
|3||Mississippi Farm Bureau||$2,249||$1,716||$533|
Alfa Insurance may also be an affordable option for Mississippi drivers. On average, it raised rates by $261 per year for our sample driver, which is less than any other insurers, including State Farm. Several insurance companies in Mississippi — such as Shelter, Progressive and Allstate — had much more severe penalties for our driver in excess of $1,700.
Best auto insurance companies in Mississippi
One way of evaluating which Mississippi carriers are the best for car insurance is to analyze how many complaints they received relative to their competitors — a complaint index. By this measure, Mississippi Farm Bureau, Progressive and Nationwide rank as the best insurers for customer service in Mississippi.
Given its combination of low complaints and affordability, Mississippi residents looking for their best overall car insurance option should definitely take a look at the Farm Bureau.
|Rank||Company||Market share||Complaint index|
|1||Mississippi Farm Bureau||9.9%||0.21|
|7||Liberty Mutual (Safeco)||5.9%||0.66|
The complaint index is calculated by comparing each company's share of complaints versus its market share. The lower each company's complaint index figure, the more the company outperforms its competitors. The national average is 1.0, so all these insurers have a complaint rate that is lower — in other words, better — than the average insurance company.
Mississippi car insurance minimum requirements
In Mississippi, all drivers are required to have auto insurance coverage. Driving without insurance in Mississippi can lead to a fine of $500 and license suspension. Below we detail the minimum required auto insurance coverages for Mississippi drivers.
- Bodily Injury Liability Coverage: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident
- Property Damage Liability Coverage: $25,000 per accident
Cheapest auto insurance in Mississippi: by city
The cheapest rates for car insurance in Mississippi will vary depending on your location. We looked into auto insurance quotes at the 50 most populated cities in the state to see just how much rates can change and recommend the cheapest insurer on average in each.
If you qualify for USAA, it tends to be the cheapest insurer in any given city. Otherwise, State Farm was the most affordable option.
Mississippi Farm Bureau and Alfa Insurance alternated as the third most affordable car insurance company for these 50 Mississippi cities, with the Farm Bureau one of the top three cheapest in 33 cities and Alfa Insurance in the remaining 17.
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,529|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,828|
|Bay St. Louis||USAA||$1,032|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,845|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,912|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,457|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,750|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,629|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,719|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,613|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,496|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,846|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,720|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,701|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,694|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,762|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,989|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,629|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,570|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,723|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,821|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,658|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,784|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,670|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,471|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,833|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,691|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,576|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,469|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,822|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,682|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,529|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,845|
|Mississippi Farm Bureau||$1,557|
To take a closer look at how car insurance rates may change depending on where you live in Mississippi, we dug into costs for the five largest cities below:
The range of car insurance prices in Mississippi tends to be quite narrow. The most expensive city, Jackson, is 10% more expensive than the state average, while the cheapest city, Tupelo, is only 11% cheaper than the average cost of car insurance in Mississippi.
Car insurance in Jackson, MS
Jackson is the most expensive city in Mississippi for auto insurance, which makes sense: densely populated areas with more accidents tend to have more expensive quotes.
- Our sample driver pays $2,435 per year for car insurance in Jackson, 10% higher than the overall state average.
- State Farm and Alfa Insurance are both reasonably affordable options in Jackson at $1,764 per year and $1,866 per year, respectively.
Auto insurance in Gulfport, MS
Like Jackson, it's harder for drivers to find cheap car insurance in Gulfport. It ranks as the fifth most expensive city in the state.
- The average cost of car insurance in Gulfport is $2,354 per year for our driver. That's 7% higher than the Mississippi average.
- USAA is the cheapest overall insurer, but Gulfport has a big gap in rates between State Farm and the Mississippi Farm Bureau, the second and third cheapest insurers. At $1,550 per year, State Farm is more than $400 cheaper than the Farm Bureau ($1,989 per year).
Auto insurance in Southaven, MS
For a populous city, Southaven is relatively affordable. Its prices are right around average of our 50 cities.
- Car insurance in Southaven costs $2,249 per year on average, 2% over the Mississippi average.
- With the exception of USAA, State Farm and Alfa insurance rank as the two most affordable insurers.
Auto insurance in Biloxi, MS
Like Jackson and Gulfport, Biloxi residents will pay some of the highest rates in the state. Biloxi ranks as the eighth most expensive city for car insurance.
- Biloxi's average annual premium of $2,313 per year is 5% higher than the state average.
- Biloxi is another city in which State Farm is measurably cheaper than the closest competitor, with our sample driver paying almost $400 less per year than he would with Mississippi Farm Bureau.
- However, USAA is the cheapest provider for those who are eligible.
Auto insurance in Hattiesburg, MS
Despite its size, Hattiesburg is the most affordable big city for car insurance. It is the 14th most affordable place in Mississippi.
- Average annual quote = $2,143 per year. This is 3% cheaper than the state average.
- Shoppers looking for affordability should once again start their search with State Farm, Alfa Insurance or Mississippi Farm Bureau.
Average cost of car insurance in Mississippi: by city
How much is car insurance in Mississippi? We found the state has average yearly car insurance premiums of of $2,208.
But rates change depending on location. Quote data for our sample driver was collected across these eight insurers to determine the average cost per city. This figure was then used to rank and compare the cities relative to one another, from the cheapest rates to the most expensive.
- With average rates of $1,975 per year, Tupelo is the cheapest city for car insurance in Mississippi.
- Jackson is the most expensive city for auto insurance policies: Average rates are $2,435 per year for our sample driver.
|Rank||City||Average annual premium|
|44||Bay St. Louis||$2,335|
We collected quotes from over 160 Mississippi cities to complete this study. When obtaining a quote, we used the profile of a 30-year-old male driving a 2015 Honda Civic EX. The driver has a below average credit record and sought a full coverage policy with the following limits:
|Coverage type||Study limits|
|Bodily liability||$50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident|
|Property damage||$25,000 per accident|
|Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury||$50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident|
|Comprehensive and collision||$500 deductible|
For the policy meeting only Mississippi's minimum coverage requirements, our sample driver bought a policy with those specific liability limits.
ValuePenguin's analysis used insurance rate data from Quadrant Information Services. These rates were publicly sourced from insurer filings and should be used for comparative purposes only — your own quotes may be different.