Are You Thinking Of Moving To Christchurch?
Are you are thinking of moving to Christchurch in New Zealand? Providing you have the skills to offer, the country is desperate for young workers under the age of 30. There is plenty of space, the scenery is stunning, most people speak English and you will never be more than 128km from the sea anywhere in New Zealand!
In February 2011, a devastating earthquake hit the city and since then the local economy has slowed down, resulting in a degree of unemployment. However, there is a high demand for civil engineering and construction workers, and much effort being made to rebuild the city.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Christchurch
If you are moving to Christchurch and need to find a property for sale, there are plenty of reputable estate agents to assist you with your property search.
As a guide to house prices, the current average cost per square metre of real estate in the centre of Christchurch is NZ$4908 (£2570). If you are planning to rent a property before you buy. You can expect to pay approximately NZ$1106 (£579) for a one bedroom apartment in the city or NZ$987 (£516) outside the busy centre.
Schools if moving to Christchurch
Education for your children is priority number one for any parent. The quality of education in New Zealand is amongst the best in the world and expats should have no problems finding a suitable school. State education in New Zealand is fully funded by the government and cities such as Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington will have a good choice of schools. Unless expats have permanent residency, they will need to look at either private or international schools.
Christchurch has a good range of schools. Help to select a school can be found at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/9022568/How-to-pick-a-school
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit http://www.ccc.govt.nz
Christchurch has a very good public transport system, The following site has an excellent journey planner to help you travel within the Christchurch region using buses, trains or ferries: http://www.metlink.org.nz/. The North and South Islands are connected by ferries, which cross the Crook Strait regularly each day and are used by pedestrians and to transport cars. Buses in New Zealand form the main backbone of the public transport network and are a good and reliable way to travel.
If you choose to travel by car, expats can drive in New Zealand for up to a year with a driver’s licence from their home country as long as it is in English. After living in New Zealand for more than 12 months, you will need to apply for a New Zealand licence.
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