Cleveland Car Insurance

How much does car insurance cost in Cleveland, OH? Check out the average rates that drivers pay below.

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What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance in Cleveland?

Cleveland, Ohio is situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie. Cleveland is about 60 miles west of the Ohio-Pennsylvania state border. Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State University are among the many colleges and universities that call Cleveland home. Cleveland’s economy is dominated by manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, biomedicals and higher education. Cleveland is a city that loves its sports teams. The Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers all play in the city and are followed closely by devoted fans. Cleveland also has a number of cultural institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra and Playhouse Square. Cleveland has many parks all along with the city with hiking and bicycle trails. Just outside Rockefeller Park, you’ll find the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, which was established in 1930 and is the oldest civic garden center in the nation.

Monthly Average Rates by Country, State, and City

Car insurance rates vary from driver to driver and are based on many factors that include driving history, claims history and where you live. Each city in Ohio has different rates, and below, you can compare average rates with the national average. According to our data, drivers who live in Cleveland typically pay around $115.80 per month compared to the national average of $143.03 per month. The best way to get a low rate is by comparison shopping. SmartFinancial can do that for you at no cost while pairing you with a reputable insurance company so you have no surprises if you have an accident.

AreaAverage Monthly Rate
National $143.03
Ohio $99.00
Cleveland, Ohio $115.80

Cleveland, OH Best Car Insurance Companies

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Certain insurers will offer you better rates than others based on a myriad of factors, so you may get a better deal from one insurer over another for various reasons, and that’s why it’s important to compare. According to our data, Clearcover generally has the most affordable car insurance in Cleveland coming in around $78.10 per month. Other companies to consider if you live in Cleveland is USAA with an average cost of $79.27 per month and State Farm which typically runs around $84.96 per month. Check out the full list below. SmartFinancial rates the following insurers as the best insurance companies for drivers in Cleveland.

RankCompanyAverage Monthly RateComparison State Average
1 Clearcover $78.10-21.11%
2 USAA $79.27-19.92%
3 State Farm $84.96-14.18%
4 American Family $102.833.87%
5 Auto-Owners Insurance Co $103.914.96%
6 Erie $105.616.67%
7 Kemper Auto Premium FR Bond $109.0410.14%
8 Elephant Insurance $109.0910.19%
9 NatGen PPA $109.1510.25%
10 Grange Mutual $111.7312.86%

How Much is Car Insurance in Cleveland, OH?

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Rates can vary from city to city. The residents of Akron typically pay $106.12 per month while people who live in Canton will pay $93.64 per month on average. See what people pay for car insurance in other cities in Ohio.

Ohio CitiesMonthly Average Rate
Akron $106.12
Canton $93.64
Cincinnati $115.13
Cleveland $115.85
Columbus $116.93
Dayton $98.32
Hamilton $97.39
Mansfield $84.52
Springfield $83.86
Toledo $111.73
Youngstown $97.08

Cheap Car Insurance in Cleveland by Zip Codes

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Every zip code rates differently with every insurer. Your zip code determines the crime rate in your area as well as other risks. Below, you can see how average rates range across the state of Ohio. If you live in an area that is rated high in crime, you can make sure to garage your car in a safe place. That ought to save you some money. Covered and gated structures are best. Make sure to tell your insurance agent about the precautions you’re taking.

Cleveland, OH ZIP CodeAverage Monthly Rate

Car Insurance Rates by Driver's Age Group in Cleveland

Generally speaking, you pay more in car insurance the younger you are and the older you are. Teens and young adults often pay around $231.14 per month in Cleveland. Compare that to drivers in their 30’s who typically pay around $115.38 per month drivers in their 40s at $102.21 per month. It’s always a good idea to check for discounts that apply at any age. Some discounts include away-at-school discount, safe driver discount, mature driver discount, good student discount as well as multi-policy and bundling discounts.

Age GroupAverage Monthly Rate

Cheapest Insurance for Teenage Drivers in Cleveland

If you are teen in Cleveland you are probably looking for a good deal on car insurance. Since teenage drivers typically pay the highest rates of any other age group, it’s important to compare multiple companies. According to our research, Elephant Insurance typically charges around $109.09 per month. This is likely the most affordable option in Cleveland. You might also want to consider USAA and State Farm who also offer good affordable policies for teen drivers.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Elephant Insurance$109.09
State Farm$218.28
American Family$254.66

Cheapest Insurance for 20 Year-olds in Cleveland

20 year-olds in Cleveland might want to consider Clearcover who, on average, offers car insurance rates around $65.98 per month. USAA , State Farm , Nationwide ThreeSixZero and American Family are also in the top 5 cheapest rates available.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$116.20
Nationwide ThreeSixZero$118.00
American Family$136.86

Cheapest Insurance for 30 Year-olds in Cleveland

If you are in your 30s in Cleveland our research has found that Clearcover typically has the most affordable coverage coming in around $74.86 per month, followed by USAA at $78.94 and State Farm at $79.14.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$79.14
Auto-Owners Insurance Co$96.51
American Family$102.20

Cheapest Insurance for 40 Year-olds in Cleveland

On average, USAA offers car insurance for 40 year-olds in Cleveland for around $68.60 per month. If you are looking for affordable coverage, you may also want to consider State Farm or Clearcover. The full list of top companies is below.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$76.39
Auto-Owners Insurance Co$88.74
American Family$88.75

Cheapest Insurance for 50 Year-olds in Cleveland

Oftentimes 50 year-olds enjoy some of the lowest rates of any other age group. In Cleveland we found that USAA generally offers the most affordable coverage at $63.04 per month.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$72.20
American Family$81.54
Auto-Owners Insurance Co$82.86

Cheapest Insurance for 60 Year-olds in Cleveland

If you live in Cleveland and you’re in your 60s, our data indicates that Kemper Auto Premium FR Bond usually has the best rates at $63.25 per month. The top 5 list of car insurance companies is below.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Kemper Auto Premium FR Bond$63.25
State Farm$69.05
Auto-Owners Insurance Co$82.53

Driver's Coverage Auto Insurance Rates in Cleveland, OH

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Typically, drivers who currently have car insurance coverage will receive a cheaper monthly quote than drivers who do not. Since car insurance is a requirement in all 50 states, companies may question why you don't currently have coverage. Because of this, they may see you as a higher risk driver. In Cleveland, the average monthly rate for a driver who is currently insured is $94.03 while drivers who are not currently covered will pay around $131.96.

CoverageAverage Monthly Rate
Not Currently Insured $131.96
Currently Insured $94.03

Compare Recent Car Insurance Quotes in Cleveland

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Your vehicle plays a big part in how you rate for car insurance. The more your car is worth, the higher your car insurance rate. To lower your monthly premiums, you can set a higher deductible, but you’ll need to pay that deductible if you have an accident. Generally speaking, the newer a car is, the more it’s worth, and you may pay more in premiums, but the latest safety features will earn you a discount. The overall safety ratings of a car are also considered when determining your rate. In Cleveland a driver of a 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA can expect to pay around $169.09 per month while someone that owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee may pay around $90.88 per month. Check out the list of recent quotes in Cleveland below.

VehicleAverage Monthly Rate
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA$169.09
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee$90.88
2020 Lamborghini Urus$501.54
2009 Chrysler Aspen$40.80
2023 Kia K5$62.12
2019 Nissan Sentra$456.96
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee$286.91
2015 Dodge Journey$62.13
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee$69.54
2019 Mazda 3$82.12

FAQ's for Drivers in Cleveland, OH

driver’s frequently asked question in Cleveland

What Is the Minimum Liability Coverage Requirement in Cleveland, OH?

Every state requires drivers to have a minimum amount of liability coverage. Ohio drivers are required to carry liability insurance to pay for damages and injuries inflicted on someone else in an auto accident.

  • $25,000; Bodily injury coverage per person; Maximum payment for serious injury or death to a single person
  • $50,000; Bodily injury coverage per accident; Coverage for multiple people injured in a single accident
  • $25,000; Property damage per accident; Maximum payment for all damaged property in an accident caused by you

You like to keep it simple, and so do we! Just don’t go too minimalist and skip the auto insurance altogether (see our FAQ for more information). In Ohio, you are legally required to obtain something called liability insurance. This is for your protection if you are deemed “at fault” in an accident that causes injury and lost wages to another driver or passengers in another vehicle. Liability coverage pays up to the amounts listed below. It also pays for damages to the other driver’s vehicle. Trust us, you’d want this coverage even if it wasn’t legally required!

What Is the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit in Cleveland, OH?

It is illegal for an individual to operate a motor vehicle in Ohio with the following BAC percentages:

  • .08%+ @ 21 years old or older
  • .04%+ for commercial vehicle drivers
  • .01%+ @ < 21 years old

What happens if I don’t have insurance or my coverage lapses?

The Ohio Department of Public Safety states possible risks as vehicle registration and license plates impounded, driver’s license and registration suspension, and your vehicle may be immobilized or forfeited. Liability insurance is a minimum requirement in Ohio (and most others), so be sure to have coverage at all times!

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Commute Time in Cleveland, OH

24.1 Miles

Commute Time in United States

26.4 Miles

Number of Nearest Insurance Agents in Cleveland, OH


The statistics listed on this page are from our own in house reporting. We track and record quotes that carriers have provided based on various criteria. The rates and averages shown on this page should only be used as an estimate.

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