Key Takeaways

  • State Farm and Amica tend to be the cheapest renters insurance companies, but other companies may offer cheaper rates in your area.
  • We recommend taking advantage of discounts and shopping around to get lower rates.

Renters insurance is one of the most affordable types of insurance; however, you can get your rates even cheaper by comparing quotes. We looked at thousands of renters insurance quotes and found that policies range from $138 to $376 a year, depending on the state you live in and the provider you choose.

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Who has the cheapest renters insurance?

The cheapest renters insurance companies are State Farm and Amica, according to our research. Other insurance companies also offer affordable renters rates.

Cheapest premiums by company
Company Monthly rate
​​​​​​​Allstate Logo Allstate $233
Amica Logo Amica $206
Farmers Logo ​​​​​​​ Farmers $277
State Farm Logo State Farm $155
Travelers Logo Travelers $212
Note: Average rates are based on online quotes from provider websites. Your rates may vary.

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State Farm has the cheapest renters rates in our study at an average rate of $155 a year. Along with cheap rates, State Farm offers a multi-policy discount that could save you up to $722 if you bundle your renters and auto policies. State Farm also offers inflation coverage as an additional coverage, which takes into account rising costs and ensures that you're covered at the same levels every year.


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Amica offers the second-cheapest average renters insurance rate in our study at a rate of $206 a year. Amica offers all the standard coverages that are typically found in a renters insurance policy. It also includes additional coverages such as personal property replacement, which fully pays for the repairs or replacement of your personal property regardless of depreciation up to your coverage limit. Amica provides a discount of up to 15% if you bundle your renters and car insurance with it, too.


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Travelers offers the third-cheapest average renters insurance rate in our study at a rate of $212 a year. However, Travelers offers the cheapest rates in many of the biggest cities in the U.S. Travelers' renters insurance policy covers housing improvements, which pays up to 10% of your personal property coverage if any repairs or replacements are needed for a covered loss on the improvements that you paid for or made.

Cheapest renters insurance by state

The cost of renters insurance varies quite a bit depending on your address. This is because insurance risks differ across states. You're more likely to file a claim in some regions, and insurance providers charge higher rates in those areas. These states have the cheapest annual renters insurance rates:

  1. Alaska: $138
  2. North Dakota: $145
  3. Maine: $146
  4. New Hampshire: $146
  5. New York: $149

If your state isn't one of the cheapest states for renters insurance, you can still get cheap rates by comparing rates from different insurers. We compiled rates for the cheapest renters insurance companies in each state.

State Cheapest company Cheapest average annual rate
Alabama State Farm $219
Alaska Allstate $126
Arizona State Farm $128
Arkansas State Farm $216
California State Farm $179
Colorado State Farm $152
Connecticut Amica $156
Delaware State Farm $112
District of Columbia Amica $127
Florida Assurant* $247
Georgia State Farm $233
Hawaii Allstate* $199
Idaho State Farm $114
Illinois State Farm $110
Indiana State Farm $139
Iowa State Farm $126
Kansas State Farm $150
Kentucky State Farm $192
Louisiana State Farm $271
Maine State Farm $89
Maryland State Farm $130
Massachusetts Amica $165
Michigan Travelers $191
Minnesota State Farm $111
Mississippi Travelers $305
Missouri Nationwide $188
Montana Travelers $128
Nebraska Nationwide $129
Nevada Travelers $153
New Hampshire State Farm $106
New Jersey State Farm $117
New Mexico Amica $208
New York Travelers $125
North Carolina Nationwide $175
North Dakota Nationwide $125
Ohio Nationwide $190
Oklahoma Travelers $263
Oregon Farmers $139
Pennsylvania Nationwide $161
Rhode Island Amica $155
South Carolina State Farm $165
South Dakota Nationwide $128
Tennessee Nationwide $191
Texas Amica $185
Utah Nationwide $105
Vermont Allstate $140
Virgina Nationwide $153
Washington Amica $137
West Virginia Allstate $197
Wisconsin Amica $135
Wyoming Nationwide $123
Source: Average rates are based on online quotes from provider websites. Your rates may vary. *State has rates for only 1 company.

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Cheapest renters insurance companies in biggest cities

Renters insurance premiums also vary by city due to risks like crime rate and extreme weather. We compiled rates for the cheapest renters insurance companies in the biggest U.S. cities.

City Cheapest company Cheapest average annual rate
New York City Travelers $125
Los Angeles Travelers $200
Chicago Travelers $174
Houston Travelers $232
Phoenix Travelers $183
Philadelphia Travelers $186
San Antonio Nationwide $197
San Diego Nationwide $162
Dallas Amica $183
San Jose Farmers $130
Note: Average rates are based on online quotes from provider websites. Your rates may vary

How to make your renters insurance cheaper

To get your cheapest renters insurance rates, we recommend taking full advantage of discounts and shopping around. Here are some ideas for getting the lowest rates you can.

Shop around

Rates are different between companies. By getting quotes from several companies, you give yourself options and have the opportunity to pick the policy that's best for you. You can save over $100 a year on your renters insurance premium by comparing rates.

Raise your deductible

Raising your deductible will lower your renters insurance premium. Similarly, lower deductibles generally mean higher rates. However, you should only raise your deductible if you'll be able to afford the deductible amount in the event of a loss. Your deductible is the amount you have to pay toward a claim before your renters insurance company kicks in to help.

For example, if you have a $1,000 deductible and you file a claim for $5,000, your renters insurance policy will cover the $4,000 for a covered claim and you'll have to pay $1,000 toward the damages.

Bundle renters and auto insurance

Purchasing multiple insurance policies from the same company could earn you a bundling discount, which commonly ranges from 5% to 15%. Bundling your renters and auto insurance policies, for instance, can also be convenient -- having your policies under the same company reduces the number of companies you must interact with or pay.

Make your home safer

Many people can get cheaper rates by reducing their home's risk of damage. For example, consider installing a burglar alarm or centrally monitored smoke detector. Small improvements to the safety of your home can save you a few bucks a month and get you cheap rates.

Decrease policy limits

Renters insurance has a few coverages, including personal liability and personal property coverage. Every coverage has a maximum payment amount. For instance, it's common to have personal property coverage up to $30,000. Any losses above $30,000 will not be covered.

If you lower your policy limits, you'll save on your renters insurance premium. However, it's important to remember that you're reducing how much protection you have. For this reason, we only recommend decreasing your policy limits if you think you have too much coverage.

When figuring out how much coverage you need, we recommend creating an inventory of your belongings with the value of each item. Having a detailed list of your personal belongings in your rental can help make the claim process easier.


We collected quotes from addresses in each state for a renters insurance policy. 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%

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