Relocating to Christchurch
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If you’re migrating to New Zealand or relocating to Christchurch and want to find out more about living in The Garden City, we have compiled some information which we hope will be useful.
Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and the largest in the South Island with a population of around 350,000 (around 8.7% of the total population). Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island, providing easy access to the rest of the Canterbury region and beyond, making it a popular entry point for visitors.
Christchurch offers world-class sports and leisure facilities, a thriving arts scene, fantastic nightlife and entertainment, award-winning cuisine, and boutique cafes and shopping, plus easy access to mountains, rivers, beaches and national parks.
House prices are around 20% lower than Auckland and much cheaper than countries such as Australia and the UK. City house prices are more expensive but there are many suburbs close to the city with more affordable housing.
Christchurch has a thriving business centre with a range of large companies and small businesses offering a full and part time employment. In addition, the proximity of Christchurch to beaches, ski fields and tourist attractions provides plenty of seasonal employment.
Schools in Christchurch are among the best in the country, there are two excellent Universities and a large number of tertiary colleges providing higher education.