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Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census; however, rapid expansion has boosted the city's population to 117,517 at the 2010 census, an increase of 281%. As such, it is the second fastest-expanding municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area (after Gilbert) and, between 1990 and 2000, it was the sixth fastest-expanding place among all cities and towns in Arizona. The city has a 10,562-square-foot (981.2 m2) Aquatics Center and Maricopa County's northwest regional library, a $5.5 million, 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) library, along with a 100.3 cost of living index.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Surprise, United States. Explore Surprise travel guide before you plan your trip here. When planning a trip to Surprise, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Phoenix. Take a short trip from Surprise and set some time aside to explore the Phoenix. Dotted with places like Desert Bontanical Garden, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix Zoo; it will definitely be a good idea. Popular vacation packages of Surprise are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Surprise*

  • Pollution Statistics in Surprise

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

    • Air Pollution 58.18 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 52.6 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.85 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.55 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50.52 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.02 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.63 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 44.79 (Moderate)
  • Surprise: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 60.19 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.52 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.48 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 46.79 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50.32 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.97 (High)
    • Attacks 44.06 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 69.14 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.1 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.57 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.13 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.87 (High)
  • Living in Surprise - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Surprise is 161.6 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 44.73 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 53.76 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 60.07 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.27 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.89 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.76 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.8 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 147.72 (Very High)
    • 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 Surprise

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.24 USD

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

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