Cheapest car insurance

Those cheeky critters at Compare the Meerkat have listed the 10 cheapest places in Britain to insure your car.

Having analysed car premium data from every local authority across the UK, the insurance experts can now reveal how your premium stacks up against others.

To do this, data was gathered using average and cheapest car insurance prices by three variables: age, local authority, and vehicle value.

The South-West of England takes the badge for the cheapest places in the UK to insure a car, with five of its local authorities having an average of £490 or less a year.

The only non-southern authority to fall into the top 10 cheapest is the Scottish Borders.

So, if you want the best deal you’re going to have to move house to Caradon, near Liskeard in Cornwall, and endure views like this, Goliath Falls:


Or this, the old tin mine area:


Or visit a museum like this, not to mention nearby Liskeard town centre, main photo, top:


You could always move to Devon for the next three best places, but it doesn’t have the same appeal as London (£1,460), Manchester (£1,260), Birmingham (£1,173) and Luton (£1,165), which were named as the most expensive areas.

Compare the Meerkat say: “With a dense population and complex road system, it’s no surprise to see London boroughs dominating the most expensive car insurance location list.”

Here are the top 10 cheapest council areas or local authorities for car insurance:

1 Caradon, Cornwall (£469.86).

2 West Devon (£471.26).

3 South Hams, Devon (£477.06).

4 East Devon (£485.53).

5 West Somerset (£489.05).

6 North Devon (£490.73).

7 North Norfolk (£493.00).

8 Teignbridge, Devon (£493.08).

9 Scottish Borders (£495.40).

10 Stroud, Gloucestershire (£496.00).

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