What States Have the Most Expensive Car Insurance?

March 15, 2011

You know that accidents, traffic tickets, and even your credit score can determine your auto insurance rates. But so can the state where you live. According to a just-released ranking of state-by-state costs from the web site Insure.com, average rates in the most expensive state — Michigan — are two and half times as high as in the cheapest state, Vermont.

Here are the top ten most expensive states:

1. Michigan, $2,541
2. Louisiana, $2,453
3. Oklahoma, $2,197
4. Montana, $2,190
5. Washington, D.C., $2,146
6. California, $1,991
7. Mississippi, $1,896
8. New Mexico, $1,896
9. Arkansas, $1,836
10. Maryland, $1,807

Click here to see the full list and read more on CBS MoneyWatch.com.