Paying too much for car insurance? This is where you want to live in Florida


You might want to move to the Fort Myers-Naples area of Florida — if you don’t already live there — if you want to pay the least for your car insurance in the state.

That’s because drivers in the Southwest Florida market are paying $1,746 for an average annual premium between Jan. 1, 2018, and Sept. 30, 2018.

That’s still more than the national average of $1,470, according to the latest survey by The Zebra, an insurance search engine group that compares car insurance rates across the U.S. But it’s about $300 cheaper than the Florida average of $2,058.

According to The Zebra’s 2019 State of Auto Insurance Report, South Florida’s tri-county metro area of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach tops the state at an average figure of $2,687, more than 6 percent higher in the first nine months of 2018 compared to 2017.

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