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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

#2
out of 149 economies on the Prosperity Index

A Basecamp to Explore

2
hours get travel from ocean to alps
20
minutes to travel from the city to beaches, biking and walking tracks

Low Cost of Living

11%
cheaper than Wellington
15%
cheaper than Auckland

Connected to Nature

#1
Largest inner city park in the Southern Hemisphere
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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