Study in Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 381,800 residents, making it New Zealand's third most-populous urban area behind Auckland and Wellington.

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Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 381,800 residents, making it New Zealand's third most-populous urban area behind Auckland and Wellington.

Christchurch is the gateway to the Canterbury region and the spectacular experiences you will have on the South Island of New Zealand. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which runs through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
 

What to do and see: visit the official Christchurch tourism website.
 

Be prepared, what is important to know about Christchurch:

  • Christchurch Currency: NZD
  • Christchurch Telephone area code: +64 3
  • Christchurch Electricity (plug): Electricity in New Zealand is 230-240 volts, frequency 50Hz, plug type I. Check out the type of plug.
  • Christchurch Annual events: Festival of Flowers (Feb), Christchurch Arts Festival (Aug), The Body Festival (Sep) and more.
  • Christchurch Public holidays: check out on Government website.
  • Christchurch Weather average:

Summer (Dec - Feb): 10ºC - 22ºC
Autumn (Mar - May): 7ºC - 17ºC
Winter (Jun - Aug): 1ºC - 11ºC
Spring (Sept - Nov): 6ºC - 17ºC
 

Find information about transports in Christchurch on government website:

  • Getting around Christchurch: buses and rail.
  • Taxis can be hailed from the streets.

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Numbers

368000
population
$ 630
Cost of living
(Week)
3.2 %
Unemployement
$ 15.25
Minimum Wage
(per hour)
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  • Living expenses
cost of living unit: 
Week
  • Food: 175.0
  • Accommodation: 300.0
  • Services: 50.0
  • Entertainment: 50.0
  • Extras: 30.0
  • Transport: 25.0

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