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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Surprise, Arizona is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Surprise, Arizona is more expensive.

Overall, Surprise, Arizona cost of living is 104.40.

  COST OF LIVINGSurprise, ArizonaUnited States
  Overall  104100
  Grocery  98.6100
  Health  95100
  Housing  118100
  Utilities  98100
  Transportation  101100
  Miscellaneous  96100

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What transportation?
Moved here from Maryland to escape traffic and now I live in a town with no highways and very few traffic lights. They keep building museums, ballparks and tennis... (read more)
The weather is GREAT!
Surprise is a beautiful city. It is lovely to see the sun come up in the mornings over the east valley, causing a golden sky. The back drop of the White Tank mountains... (read more)
Not as stifling as Phoenix, but still the desert
The city of Surprise, much like many of the continuously developing exurbs on the fringes of the Phoenix metroplex, has a notable amount of open land causing a minor but... (read more)
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Surprise. Allergy and or Respitory problems here
I've only been here 3 months and I was fine for only about 2 weeks if that. I gradually kept getting more and more sinus discomfort and headaches here. Then it got... (read more)
Quality of life in Surprise, AZ
If you are between the ages 15-20 there is nothing to do but bowling and movies.... (read more)
Hating this place!
Honest review: Moved to the west valley area of Phoenix/ Surprise/El Mirage back in 1999 from Texas to start over after getting a divorce and having two small children.... (read more)
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