Average Cost Of Insurance In South Africa

What is Insurance?

Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management, primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent or uncertain loss. An entity that provides insurance is known as an insurer, an insurance company, an insurance carrier, or an underwriter.


Average Cost Of Insurance In South Africa

Prices of private policies will always vary and can be difficult to generalize, but on average, health insurance in South Africa can cost from R1,000 to R2,000 per month for a family of four. If you’re after comprehensive cover, or you’re above 55, you’ll probably need to pay a little more each month.

How much is insurance usually a month?

The national average cost of insurance is R1083.76per month for minimum coverage or R13088.46per year. Your rate will vary based on where you live, what kind of coverage you have, and your driving history.

How does car insurance work in South Africa?

There are many South African insurance companies that provide car insurance coverage. Policies ensure the vehicle rather than the driver. However, you will need to name the listed or designated driver of the car. You can add other drivers on but this may affect premium costs.

Is car insurance mandatory in South Africa?

Having car insurance in South Africa is not required by law. However, if a vehicle is purchased with a loan from a financial institution or a bank, car insurance then becomes mandatory by the relevant financial institution or bank.

What happens if you get into a car accident without insurance in South Africa?

If a person is not insured, s/he will have to claim from the person who caused the damages to his/her motor vehicle or property. If a person has a claim for less than R20 000, s/he may pursue his/her claim in the Small Claims Court (legal practitioners are not allowed in the Small Claims Court).