Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (104) B
Entertainment (29) F
Food and Drink (269) A+
Fitness (59) A+
Groceries (108) F
Parks (895) A+
Shops (548) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 8.8% take public transportation in Surrey.
Public Transit Stops (1343)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Surrey is 111/100 - which is 10% lower than British Columbia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime D+

Surrey crime rates are 5,318 per 100k, which is 12% lower than British Columbia
Property Crime
4,332 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
986 crimes per 100k
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employment A+

The median income in Surrey is $93,885 - which is 9% higher than British Columbia.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (171)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing B

Surrey home prices are $1,243,759 - which is 29% higher than British Columbia
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
13.2x (home price to income ratio)
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schools B-

The Surrey graduation rate is 83% - which is 3% lower than British Columbia
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (134) D-
High Schools (49) F
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ratings D+

Surrey has an overall rating of 57% from 18 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
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User Surveys (16)
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Living in Surrey, BC

Surrey Area Facts

  • Surrey has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Surrey crime rates are 12% lower than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in Surrey is 10% lower than the British Columbia average

Surrey Reviews

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lived here for 6 yrs, horrible place 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jan 09, 2024) there is no decent take out food, there are illegal fireworks going of all year round, RCMP are overworked & not reliable, people are unfriendly, city is not pet friendly. Really I have not found anything good about Surrey, BC. I am astonished the livability number is so high on ...Read More this sight. It makes me not trust any of their numbers having lived here for 6 years now. Read Less
My Experience At Sikh Academy 5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 08, 2023) My name is Amitoj Kaur Gundarah, and I have been a part of Sikh Academy for 8 years. I cannot tell you how important this school was to me. The facility was huge (3 floors), the teachers were amazing; they taught very nicely; they cared a lot about the students and they made sure ...Read More that everyone would understand what they were teaching. There was a Gurdwara inside of the school and a langar hall. We would be taught a lot about our religion with Gurdwara assembly and the morning, punjabi, kirtan, and gurbani in the afternoon, and gatka after school. We would celebrate religious events in our school with assemblies and the school would give langar (free lunch) to everyone in the school. On pink shirt day, the school would give free pink kindness t shirts to everyone. Our school cared a lot for us. For my Grade 7 graduation, our school went all out. We had our graduation in a fancy banquet hall with fancy tables for the families, waiters, a huge stage, food bar, photo booth, ice cream stand, and the mayor Brenda Locke came to our graduation to make a speech and she told us our school was one of the best in the country. We got huge graduation gifts and we made the best memories ever. There were professional photographers who took each student's picture when they got their certificate. I overall have to say that this school is the best school I could have ever imagined. This school was literally my whole life and leaving it for high school is very hard for me. Just remembering all the memories I had still puts tears in my eyes! Read Less
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      Surrey, BC

      Surrey is a suburban city that is sandwiched between the Fraser River and the Strait of Georgia. It is British Columbia’s third largest city by area and second largest by population. It is made up of six town centres, some of which have industrial and commercial areas, others that a predominately residential. In fact, Surrey is one of the province’s largest industrial centres, known for its high-tech, health, manufacturing and clean energy industries.

      Whalley is considered to be the city centre and although it is not the safest area to live in, it is one of the most popular. This is due to the fact that it is an affordable area in an otherwise expensive city. It also happens to be the only area that is served by the sky train line. This is a great area for students, as it is home to the SFU Surrey campus. The south and east areas of Surrey are much safer to live in, but are also much more expensive. South Surrey has a much older population, mostly due to its high cost of living. Cloverdale is a more lively affluent area that is home to many heritage sites. Most Surrey residents will lead people here for the annual Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, the Surrey Municipal Hall complex and Fraser Downs.

      There are two universities in Surrey as well as numerous private colleges that offer courses in business, technology, hospitality and a variety of other areas. This results in many young, hip residents, with most living in the northern half of the city. Surrey is also extremely multicultural, with more than half of the population being a visible minority. Over half of the city uses English as its mother tongue, though Punjabi is not far behind. What this means is that there are a plethora of authentic Indian restaurants, most of which are within the Newton area.

      All-in-all, Surrey is a great city with lots to offer. Surrey has something for everyone, from large shopping malls to prestigious golf clubs. There are also a number of cultural events that take place each year, including WinterFest, Vaisakhi and the Surrey Festival of Dance. Getting to any of these or any other festival can be done by public transportation, as Surrey has a network of buses that travel throughout most of the city.

      A+ Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Surrey? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.


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      Sullivan Elementary School Park
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      Bell Performing Arts Centre
      The Clova
      Surrey Archives
      Museum of Surrey
      Newton Cultural Centre
      Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre

      Food & Drink

      Boss Exotics
      Spice Kings
      Chopsticks on Pho
      Mary Brown's
      Pizza Twist

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Surrey? Of all people who commute, 8.8% take public transportation in Surrey.
      Drive to Work

      3% higher than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      2% higher than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      1% lower than the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

      Is Surrey a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


      Surrey Memorial Hospital


      Shoppers Drug Mart
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      Family Care Pharmacy
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      Dr. J. T. Wang Medical Clinic
      Clover Care Walk-In Clinic
      Semiahmoo Medical Clinic
      Dr S. Gharbi Internal Medicine & Cardiac Lab
      WELL Health - Colebrook Medical Clinic
      Dr. Joseph King
      Dr. Timothy Ekhlassi
      Dr. Darren Payne