Improvenet used Google search’s autocomplete feature to make several maps about the United States. The map above was generated using the question “Why is ___ so expensive in [state]?” As you can see, the most common answer is gasoline. It’s expensive in a lot of states. Then there are things you just have to wonder about. Why is liquor expensive in Alabama, while milk is higher in Louisiana? You might find the answers at The Daily Dot, where they give us explanations for the price discrepancies.
Why is car insurance so expensive in the Bluegrass state? Not only is Kentucky the third most expensive state in the nation for car insurance, Louisville is the eighth most expensive city. Local news outlet WDRB reported that the pricey auto insurance rates are due to Kentucky being a "no fault" state for car accident liability.
"If you're in a vehicle accident in Kentucky, your insurance picks up the first $10,000 of your medical bills whether you were at fault or not," explained Louisville Kentucky Insurance agent David Cronin to WDRB.
And here I thought it was because we have three teenage drivers and five vehicles. No wonder my credit cards are groaning. Anybody want to buy an old car?