HERE AND AWAY: Car Insurance Rates

By Pamela Swanigan
 

Figures based on average annual premium. Canadian figures are from 2009.

Nova Scotia (private): $735. (16 to 24-year-old average premium: $2,522).

Alberta (private): $1,004. (16 to 24-year-old male with clean driving record,

living in Calgary: $2,973-$3,789).

British Columbia (public-private mix): $1,112.

Quebec (public-private mix): $642.

Prince Edward Island (private): $695.

Manitoba (public): $1,027. (16 to 24-year-old male with clean driving record,

living in Winnipeg: $1,027).

Ontario (private): $1,481. (16 to 24-year-old male with clean driving record,

living in Toronto: $4,239-$9,270).

Maine: $889.

Louisiana: $2,536.

New Hampshire: $1,133

California: $1,709.

U.K.: £595 ($1077 CDN)

Australia (private): Queensland, AU$931 (CDN $912)

New South Wales, AU$1,464 (CDN $1,434).

Russia: RU2,138 (approx. $80) to RU10,770 (approx. $385).

Nigeria: 5% of the car’s value.

Sources: Autos.ca.MSN.com; Globe and Mail; Insurance Bureau of Canada; Forbes.com; BBC; Canstar (Australia); Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine; Rusprice.blogspot.