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 19.17 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 21.88 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.26 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 6.82 (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 38.89 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.67 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.24 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.94 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.7 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.03 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.03 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.3 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.76 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Christchurch - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Christchurch is 200.4 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 62.27 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.09 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.53 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.12 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.49 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.93 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 114.82 (Very High)
    • 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 8.21 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 104.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.09 USD

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

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