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Living in Christchurch

Kia Ora and Welcome

Kia Ora and welcome to Ōtautahi Christchurch. We are pleased you have chosen Christchurch and Canterbury as your new home. Here you will have the opportunity to receive an internationally recognised education and to explore an exciting and enjoyable lifestyle. 

Why live in Ōtautahi Christchurch?

Global Leader in Prosperity

out of 149 economies on the Prosperity Index

A Basecamp to Explore

hours get travel from ocean to alps
minutes to travel from the city to beaches, biking and walking tracks

Low Cost of Living

cheaper than Wellington
cheaper than Auckland

Connected to Nature

Largest inner city park in the Southern Hemisphere

Explore a Summer of Fun

Canterbury is a vast treasure trove of landscapes and experiences. From rafting down the Waimakariri, to exploring the Port Hills or improving your English in the heart of the city. Do something new and have an awesome kiwi summer. Get to know Christchurch and Canterbury and make some new friends along the way.

Hero Christchurch Skateboarding Bridge of Rememberence

Your New City

Christchurch is an attractive city where you can study, work and experience a lifestyle that is both stimulating and relaxing. It is the largest city in the South Island with a population of 388,500 and is located on the eastern coast between the Pacific Ocean and the mountains of the Southern Alps.
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