Christchurch Tourism

Visit Christchurch - Best of Christchurch

Christchurch is New Zealand's second-largest city and the gateway to the South Island. A picturesque city bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps. The city is also known as Garden City.

While on your Christchurch tour, you will realize that the city, along with its people, is full of hope, optimism and joy. As recent as 2011 and 2012, the city was devastated by earthquakes. However,   the fighting spirit along with an optimistic attitude of the people prevailed and the city bounced back. Some of the ruins can still be found.

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Facts and Stats for Christchurch*

  • Pollution Statistics in Christchurch

    Know the pollution level of Christchurch before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 26.19 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 22.62 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 23.81 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.43 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 7.89 (Very Low)
  • Christchurch: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Christchurch for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Christchurch.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.66 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.79 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.95 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.73 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.02 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.66 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.19 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.97 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.93 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.05 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.31 (Moderate)
  • Living in Christchurch - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Christchurch is 187.55 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.04 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.09 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.15 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.25 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.08 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75.33 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.71 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.28 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Christchurch

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Christchurch

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.66 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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