A Difference of $1,678: Ontario Cities With the Cheapest and the Most Expensive Auto Insurance Rates

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Most expensive cities for car insurance in Ontario (CNW Group/RATESDOTCA)

RATESDOTCA has revealed the most expensive and cheapest cities for auto insurance in Ontario.

As per the data, RATESDOTCA says there is a difference of $1,678 difference between the least to the most-costly premiums province-wide. The average Ontario auto insurance premium in December 2020 is estimated at $1,616, a 9.7 per cent increase from December 2018.

 

ONTARIO CITIES & TOWNS WITH THE CHEAPEST AUTO INSURANCE

  1. Kingston, Napanee, Port Hope, Cobourg and Brockville – $1,103 (average rate per year)
  2. Cornwall, Petawawa, and Russell – $1,107
  3. St. Thomas -$1,124
  4. Sarnia – $1,159
  5. Sudbury – $1,165
  6. Grimsby and Waterdown – $1,192

ONTARIO CITIES & TOWNS WITH THE MOST EXPENSIVE AUTO INSURANCE

If you live in Brampton, Mississauga, Vaughn, Richmond Hill or Markham, you paid more for auto insurance than your fellow drivers from other parts of the province, according to RATESDOTCA.

  1. Brampton – $2,698 (Estimated Premium in Dec. 2020)

  2. Mississauga – $2,372
  3. Vaughan – $2,334
  4. Richmond Hill – $2,286
  5. Markham – $2,222
  6. Toronto – $2,201
  7. Ajax – $2,141
  8. Pickering – $1,961
  9. Whitby – $1,777
  10. Hamilton – $1,755
  11. Oshawa – $1,636

The cities of London, Windsor, Kitchener and Ottawa have insurance premiums lower than the provincial average with an average premium of:

  • London – $1,509 (up from $1,392 in 2018).
  • Windsor is $1,412 (up from $1,368 in 2018).
  • Kitchener is $1,341 (up from $1,264 in 2018).
  • Ottawa is $1,213 per year (up from $1,151 in 2018).

RATESDOTCA says to get an auto policy premium below the provincial average of $1,616, you need to live in a city or region outside of the GTA. Smaller urban centres such as Collingwood, Owen Sound, and Stratford ($1,211 per year each) all fall below the provincial average.

 

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