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Surabaya (Indonesian pronunciation: [surəˈbaja]) (formerly Dutch: Soerabaja/Soerabaia Javanese: ꦱꦸꦫꦧꦪ (Surabaya)), is the capital of Jawa Timur (East Java), located on northeastern Java island and along the edge of the Madura Strait and the second-largest-city in Indonesia. At the 2010 census, the city had a population over 2.8 million and an 'extended metropolitan area', with more than 9 million inhabitants in several cities and approximately 50 districts spread over non-contigous urban areas including Gresik, Sidoarjo, Mojokerto and Pasuruan regencies, and locally known as Gerbangkertosusila The national government recognizes only the continuous core metropolitan area (Surabaya, Gresik and Sidarjo) as Greater Surabaya (Zona Surabaya Raya) with a population of 6,484,2060 (2010), making Surabaya now the third largest metropolitan area in Indonesia, after Greater Jakarta and Greater Bandung. The city is known as Kota Pahlawan "city of heroes" due to the importance of the Battle of Surabaya in galvanizing Indonesian and international support for Indonesian independence during the Indonesian National Revolution. Surabaya was once the largest city in Dutch East Indies and virtually the center of trading in the nation, exceeding those of Batavia, competing with the likes of Singapore and Hong Kong.

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A place in Indonesia, Surabaya is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Surabaya*

  • Pollution Statistics in Surabaya

    Know the pollution level of Surabaya before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50.78 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35.61 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.41 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 31.82 (Low)
  • Surabaya: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Surabaya for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Surabaya.

    • Burglary and Theft 23.86 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 32.95 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 22.73 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 32.95 (Low)
    • Attacks 23.81 (Low)
    • Drug offense 36.36 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.36 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.45 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.59 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.9 (Low)
  • Living in Surabaya - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Surabaya is 129.16 (High)

    • Safety Index 68.74 (High)
    • Climate Index 55.68 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 53.23 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.07 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 36.81 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.59 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.98 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 37.18 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Surabaya

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Surabaya

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.36 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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