Living in Christchurch

Find useful info to make the most of your expat project and get in touch with expatriates

Join us

Make your expat project in Christchurch successful

Christchurch is an ideal destination for an expatriation. Located in the Canterbury region, it is deemed to be the gateway to the South Island.

As the country's second biggest city, Christchurch provides a pleasant living environment to expatriates. Being the second manufacturing hub after Auckland, its is very promising for professional expatriates while attracting international students.

Expatriate health insurance in Christchurch

Free advice and quotation service to choose an expat health insurance in Christchurch

Moving to Christchurch

Get free quotes from professionals for moving to Christchurch

Learn the local language

And get off to a great start in your new country. Selected for you by


Find your dream job and take your career to an international level. Apply to the vacancies available.


Find your perfect home

Do you rent or sell housing?

Landlords, agencies, roommates: get your flat or house featured

Post your ad for free
Looking for accommodation?

Find your dream home in Christchurch: post an ad and get in touch with landlords or real estate agencies.

Post your ad for free

The New Zealand guide

Latest articles

The biggest city in New Zealand always has something to do of an evening. Whether you want a big night out, some romantic couple time, or a family experience, here is a non-exhaustive list of things to do in Auckland.

Kiwis all over the country absolutely love sports and staying fit, and Auckland is no exception. Anywhere you decide to make your home, you will be able to find a match to watch, a game to play, or a place to get fit.

Auckland has a strong food and drink culture with influences from the West, Asia, the Pacific Islands and indigenous Māori. Whatever your budget or preference, you will be able to find some delicious kai (food) - and be sure to try the local favourites!

The first few days in a new city can be daunting, but with a little planning and knowledge, you will find that its easy to settle in and make Auckland feel like home in no time at all.

View all articles

Meet people

king ging
Create an event and invite expats to join: party, concert, match, festival or casual gathering... it's up to you!
Create your event

Christchurch bloggers

Fried Kiwis

4 years ago

This blog covers life in Christchurch as our American family moves in to town.

Amongst the Kiwis: An American PhD Student in New Zealand

5 years ago

This blog describes my experiences as a postgraduate student in moving to Christchurch, New Zealand, which is a city still in the process of rebuilding after its earthquake. I point out differences compared to both the U.S. and U.K. where I've lived previously.

Doitsu Gaijin Memoir

5 years ago

Since July 2013 I am living with my family in New Zealand. In August 2012 I started to write this blog about Japan in German but many readers from abroad wanted an English blog. I am not perfect but I try my best :). My husband is Japanese and I am German. In our intercultural marriage we have many funny encounters in daily life, some misunderstanding and we are learning about each other cultures. William Shakespeare wrote about Othello and Desdemona, I am writing about us, first hand! I lived and worked for 9 years in Singapore. After a short stay in Japan we moved to Dubai and I spent three wonderful years as housewife and mother there. In 2010 we moved back to Japan only to leave again in 2013 for New Zealand. The original website is written in German and you can find it here: Email: - all right for photos belonging to me or the original photographer. Some pictures are bought from, the rights for this pictures belonging to the artist. - Re-blogging is allowed


Share your expat experience in Christchurch


Buy, sell and find all you need: deals, furniture, cars, household appliances and many more.

Post your ads for free
Recommended services

Try it, recommend it! Share your opinion and get in touch with professionals and services tested and approved by expats.

Greenback Expat Tax Services

Greenback makes life better for Americans living abroad and aims to take away the anxiety and ...

Marine Agents International Ltd, t/a American Wholesale Boats.
50 Winters Rd, Redwood, 8051, Christchurch

Marine Broker

Universal Emigration Consultants
16 Denvir Street, Strowan, Christchurch

Immigration consultants