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Protect your stuff from the unexpected.

Renters insurance covers your possessions, assets, and liability. Best of all, policies are affordable and simple.

Cheapest renters insurance companies

by Hira Tanweer

We gathered online quotes from six different insurers. Nationwide has the cheapest average renters insurance rate of the companies we surveyed. Your rates will most likely differ from the quotes below depending on your location, coverage amount and other factors.

Company Average annual premium
Allstate $232
Amica $205
Farmers $265
Nationwide $195
State Farm $199
Travelers $205
Note: Average rates are based on online quotes from provider websites. Your rates may vary.

How renters insurance works

Your landlord's insurance policy doesn't cover any of your personal property. To protect your belongings, you must purchase a renters insurance policy. Renters insurance also covers legal costs if someone gets hurt in your rental unit and sues you. Renters insurance isn’t required by law, but landlords may require that you have it as part of a lease agreement.

To get the most accurate renters insurance quote, you may have to provide information about yourself, your rental and how much coverage you need.

How to compare renters insurance companies

Comparing renters insurance quotes from different companies can help you get the best rates and coverage. You don’t need to be a first-time renter to compare rates. Here's how some of the top companies compare.

Renters insurance companies' customer satisfaction scores
Company Overall customer satisfaction (out of 1,000)
USAA 893
Lemonade 870
State Farm 866
American Family 838
Nationwide 834
Allstate 833
Farmers 831
Liberty Mutual 823
ASI Progressive 816
Travelers 815
Source: 2021 J.D. Power Home Insurance Study

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How to compare renters insurance quotes

Renters insurance companies determine your quote using many factors. The price in the quote you receive is the result of multiple coverage limits and policy details. That means you should consider more than the final price on the quote. For instance, one company may have higher monthly premiums, but you may also get more coverage for the price.

One way to compare renters insurance quotes is to get several quotes from individual agents or companies in person, over the phone or online, and then compare them. This can take a lot of time, and it can also be confusing.

Renters insurance coverage types and what they cover
Coverage What it covers
Personal property

Personal property

Covers the cost to repair or replace your belongings up to a specific limit due to certain perils.
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Liability

Covers the cost if a guest is injured in your rental, or if you accidentally damage someone else’s property. This includes legal expenses as well.
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Medical payments to others

Covers medical costs if a guest is injured in your rental.
loss of use

Loss of use

Covers extra living expenses if you have to relocate due to damages that are being repaired due to a covered event.
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Renters insurance policies are usually standardized, which means that coverages are similar between companies. However, premiums, coverage limits, discounts and customer service can vary between companies.

Another factor to consider when comparing quotes is whether your renters insurance will cover your belongings at actual cash value or replacement cost. Replacement cost insurance policies reimburse you for your belongings based on how much money is needed to replace the item with a new one. Actual cash value insurance policies reimburse you based on the value of the item at the time of loss, factoring in depreciation. This means ACV policies can leave you with out-of-pocket costs.

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Average renters insurance premiums by state


The average cost of renters insurance in the U.S. is $219 a year, according to our comprehensive study. Average renters insurance rates are different in each state. Your claims history, the amount of coverage you choose and your building’s construction are all factors that may affect how much you pay for renters insurance. The table below can help you estimate how much your neighbors pay.

State Average annual premium Average monthly premium
Alabama $334 $28
Alaska $125 $10
Arizona $238 $20
Arkansas $294 $25
California $222 $19
Colorado $181 $15
Connecticut $208 $17
Delaware $230 $19
Florida $278 $23
Georgia $346 $29
Hawaii $199 $17
Idaho $176 $15
Illinois $191 $16
Indiana $216 $18
Iowa $164 $14
Kansas $218 $18
Kentucky $246 $21
Louisiana $320 $27
Maine $154 $13
Maryland $204 $17
Massachusetts $197 $16
Michigan $345 $29
Minnesota $195 $16
Mississippi $374 $31
Missouri $264 $22
Montana $163 $14
Nebraska $175 $15
Nevada $241 $20
New Hampshire $138 $12
New Jersey $179 $15
New Mexico $245 $20
New York $160 $13
North Carolina $207 $17
North Dakota $163 $14
Ohio $236 $20
Oklahoma $348 $29
Oregon $177 $15
Pennsylvania $195 $16
Rhode Island $247 $21
South Carolina $204 $17
South Dakota $140 $12
Tennessee $277 $23
Texas $230 $19
Utah $158 $13
Vermont $156 $13
Virginia $209 $17
Washington $179 $15
West Virginia $218 $18
Wisconsin $163 $14
Wyoming $179 $15
Note: Average rates are based on online quotes from provider websites. Your rates may vary.

Cheapest states for renters insurance

  1. Alaska: $125
  2. New Hampshire: $138
  3. South Dakota: $140
  4. Maine: $154
  5. Vermont: $156

Most expensive states for renters insurance

  1. Mississippi: $374
  2. Oklahoma: $348
  3. Georgia: $346
  4. Michigan: $345
  5. Alabama: $334

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Renters insurance situations

If you have a roommate or you're a college student, your renters insurance policy may differ from a typical policy.


If you live in a dorm or on-campus student housing, you might not need renters insurance. You may be covered by your parents' homeowners insurance policy. We recommend purchasing renters insurance if your parents’ policy doesn’t cover your personal belongings and rental.

If you have a roommate, then you may be able to purchase a renters insurance policy together, but we recommend that each person purchases their own policy due to complications that may arise with claims.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What is renters insurance?

A: Renters insurance protects your personal belongings and yourself if someone is injured in your rental or if you are sued for damages.

Q: How do I compare renters insurance quotes?

A: When you compare renters insurance quotes, look at prices, coverages, customer service ratings and more.

Q: What does renters insurance cover?

A: Renters insurance covers personal property, liability, medical payments to others and extra living expenses if you have to relocate due to damages from a covered event.

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Methodology

We collected online quotes from thousands of addresses in the U.S. We used the following coverages:

    • $30,000 of personal property coverage
    • $500 deductible
    • $100,000 of personal liability
    • $1,000 of medical payments to guests
    • Loss of use: 30% (Farmers Insurance: 20%)

We used quotes from the following insurance companies: Allstate, Farmers, Travelers, Nationwide, Amica, and GEICO (used for Florida quotes only).

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