How much does pet insurance cost for cats?

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Curious to know how much it will cost to insure your cat? We crunched the numbers by averaging out the cost from 6 Australian pet insurance providers for accident, accident and medical and comprehensive plans with zero excess. Quotes were taken in June 2017 for a male, desexed cat that was born on 13/2/2012 for the 5-year-old cat and 13/2/2016 for the 1-year-old cat. The owner was 24 years old at the time, residing in the 2010 postcode. The most interesting thing we found was that all cat breeds cost the same to insure (with the exception of unknown breeds). It's also considerably cheaper to insure a cat than a dog, which is great news for cat lovers!

BreedAccident OnlyAccident and IllnessComprehensive
Abyssinian$25.50$40.44$46.04
Alley Cat$25.50$40.44$46.04
American Bob Tail$25.50$40.44$46.04
American Maine Coon$25.50$40.44$46.04
American Short Hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Angora$25.50$40.44$46.04
Australian Mist$25.50$40.44$46.04
Australian Tiffanie$25.50$40.44$46.04
Balinese$25.50$40.44$46.04
Bengal$25.50$40.44$46.04
Bengal Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Birman$25.50$40.44$46.04
Bombay$25.50$40.44$46.04
British Blue$25.50$40.44$46.04
British Short Hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Burmese$25.50$40.44$46.04
Burmese Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Burmilla$25.50$40.44$46.04
Burmilla Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Chinchilla$25.50$40.44$46.04
Chinchilla Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Colourpoint Shorthair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Cornish Rex$25.50$40.44$46.04
Devon Rex$25.50$40.44$46.04
Devon Rex Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Domestic House Cat$25.50$40.44$46.04
Domestic House Cat Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Domestic Long Hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Domestic Medium Hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Domestic Short Hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Domestic Short Hair Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Egyptian Mau$25.50$40.44$46.04
English Spotted Short Hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Exotic Short Hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Foreign White$25.50$40.44$46.04
Havana$25.50$40.44$46.04
Havana Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Himalayan$25.50$40.44$46.04
Himalayan Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Hovarwart$25.50$40.44$46.04
Hybrid$25.50$40.44$46.04
Japanese Bobtail$25.50$40.44$46.04
Javanese$25.50$40.44$46.04
Korat$25.50$40.44$46.04
LaPerm - long hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
LaPerm - short hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Layanese$25.50$40.44$46.04
Maine Coon$25.50$40.44$46.04
Manx$25.50$40.44$46.04
Manx Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Moggie$25.50$40.44$46.04
Munchkin$25.50$40.44$46.04
Norwegian Forest Cat$25.50$40.44$46.04
Norwegian Forest Cat Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Ocicat$25.50$40.44$46.04
Oriental$25.50$40.44$46.04
Oriental Black Torti$25.50$40.44$46.04
Oriental Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Oriental Lilac$25.50$40.44$46.04
Oriental Shorthair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Peke-Faced Persian$25.50$40.44$46.04
Persian$25.50$40.44$46.04
Persian Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Persian-Colourpoint$25.50$40.44$46.04
Pixie Bob$25.50$40.44$46.04
Ragdoll$25.50$40.44$46.04
Ragdoll Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Rex - Cornish Rex$25.50$40.44$46.04
Rex - Cornish Si-Rex$25.50$40.44$46.04
Rex - Devon$25.50$40.44$46.04
Rex - Devon Si-Rex$25.50$40.44$46.04
Rex - Selkirk Rex$25.50$40.44$46.04
Russian Blue$25.50$40.44$46.04
Russian Blue Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Russian White$25.50$40.44$46.04
Russian White Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Scottish Fold$25.50$40.44$46.04
Scottish Short Hair$25.50$40.44$46.04
Siamese$25.50$40.44$46.04
Siamese Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Siamese Oriental$25.50$40.44$46.04
Siberian$25.50$40.44$46.04
Singapura$25.50$40.44$46.04
Somali$25.50$40.44$46.04
Somali - Ruddy$25.50$40.44$46.04
Somali - Sorrel$25.50$40.44$46.04
Sphynx$25.50$40.44$46.04
Spotted Mist$25.50$40.44$46.04
Tabby$25.50$40.44$46.04
Tiffanie Silvertails$25.50$40.44$46.04
Tom Cat$25.50$40.44$46.04
Tonkinese$25.50$40.44$46.04
Tonkinese Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Turkish Van$25.50$40.44$46.04
Turkish Van Cross$25.50$40.44$46.04
Unknown Cat Breed$21.01$33.45$36.01
Average for all breeds$25.45$40.37$45.94
Cat BreedAccident OnlyAccident and IllnessComprehensive
Abyssinian25.5040.4446.04
Alley Cat25.5040.4446.04
American Bob Tail25.5040.4446.04
American Maine Coon25.5040.4446.04
American Short Hair25.5040.4446.04
Angora25.5040.4446.04
Australian Mist25.5040.4446.04
Australian Tiffanie25.5040.4446.04
Balinese25.5040.4446.04
Bengal25.5040.4446.04
Bengal Cross25.5040.4446.04
Birman25.5040.4446.04
Bombay25.5040.4446.04
British Blue25.5040.4446.04
British Short Hair25.5040.4446.04
Burmese25.5040.4446.04
Burmese Cross25.5040.4446.04
Burmilla25.5040.4446.04
Burmilla Cross25.5040.4446.04
Chinchilla25.5040.4446.04
Chinchilla Cross25.5040.4446.04
Colourpoint Shorthair25.5040.4446.04
Cornish Rex25.5040.4446.04
Devon Rex25.5040.4446.04
Devon Rex Cross25.5040.4446.04
Domestic House Cat25.5040.4446.04
Domestic House Cat Cross25.5040.4446.04
Domestic Long Hair25.5040.4446.04
Domestic Medium Hair25.5040.4446.04
Domestic Short Hair25.5040.4446.04
Domestic Short Hair Cross25.5040.4446.04
Egyptian Mau25.5040.4446.04
English Spotted Short Hair25.5040.4446.04
Exotic Short Hair25.5040.4446.04
Foreign White25.5040.4446.04
Havana25.5040.4446.04
Havana Cross25.5040.4446.04
Himalayan25.5040.4446.04
Himalayan Cross25.5040.4446.04
Hovarwart25.5040.4446.04
Hybrid25.5040.4446.04
Japanese Bobtail25.5040.4446.04
Javanese25.5040.4446.04
Korat25.5040.4446.04
LaPerm - long hair25.5040.4446.04
LaPerm - short hair25.5040.4446.04
Layanese25.5040.4446.04
Maine Coon25.5040.4446.04
Manx25.5040.4446.04
Manx Cross25.5040.4446.04
Moggie25.5040.4446.04
Munchkin25.5040.4446.04
Norwegian Forest Cat25.5040.4446.04
Norwegian Forest Cat Cross25.5040.4446.04
Ocicat25.5040.4446.04
Oriental25.5040.4446.04
Oriental Black Torti25.5040.4446.04
Oriental Cross25.5040.4446.04
Oriental Lilac25.5040.4446.04
Oriental Shorthair25.5040.4446.04
Peke-Faced Persian25.5040.4446.04
Persian25.5040.4446.04
Persian Cross25.5040.4446.04
Persian-Colourpoint25.5040.4446.04
Pixie Bob25.5040.4446.04
Ragdoll25.5040.4446.04
Ragdoll Cross25.5040.4446.04
Rex - Cornish Rex25.5040.4446.04
Rex - Cornish Si-Rex25.5040.4446.04
Rex - Devon25.5040.4446.04
Rex - Devon Si-Rex25.5040.4446.04
Rex - Selkirk Rex25.5040.4446.04
Russian Blue25.5040.4446.04
Russian Blue Cross25.5040.4446.04
Russian White25.5040.4446.04
Russian White Cross25.5040.4446.04
Scottish Fold25.5040.4446.04
Scottish Short Hair25.5040.4446.04
Siamese25.5040.4446.04
Siamese Cross25.5040.4446.04
Siamese Oriental25.5040.4446.04
Siberian25.5040.4446.04
Singapura25.5040.4446.04
Somali25.5040.4446.04
Somali - Ruddy25.5040.4446.04
Somali - Sorrel25.5040.4446.04
Sphynx25.5040.4446.04
Spotted Mist25.5040.4446.04
Tabby25.5040.4446.04
Tiffanie Silvertails25.5040.4446.04
Tom Cat25.5040.4446.04
Tonkinese25.5040.4446.04
Tonkinese Cross25.5040.4446.04
Turkish Van25.5040.4446.04
Turkish Van Cross25.5040.4446.04
Unknown Cat Breed21.0133.4536.01
AVERAGE25.4540.3745.94

Why you should consider pet insurance for your cat

Let's face it: vet treatments aren't exactly cheap. Whether your cat is a bit accident-prone or likes to eat things it shouldn't, pet insurance is a no brainer. For an average of 50 dollars a month, you'll have the peace of mind to know that you won't need to fork out thousands of dollars in vet bill - or have to make a far more horrible decision about the life of your little kitty. The good news is, pet insurance has your back.

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