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As an easily accessible European Union country, Portugal attracts expatriates in large numbers every year, particularly retirees. Indeed, Portugal is much appreciated for its pleasant climate, the living standards and quality, as well as affordable rent prices. By moving there, you will also discover a huge historical and cultural legacy and enjoy beautiful golden beaches and great food.

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An important task for any new expat to Portugal is finding accommodation. Housing options can vary greatly in price, size, and amenities, depending on your budget and your preferred location. If you are moving to an area popular with tourists, accommodation can tend to be scarce and may be more expensive. Here’s an overview of accommodation in Portugal, and how to navigate the rental system.

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, offers a wealth of jobs and opportunities, making it a very popular city with expats in Portugal. With a population of nearly 3 million in the wider region, Lisbon attracts both Portuguese and international workers who are looking for education and employment.

Porto is Portugal's second largest city, after Lisbon, with a population of approximately 240,000 within the city, and 1.8 million within the wider Porto region. Porto attracts tourists and expats from across the world, drawn to the culture, history, and food and wine of this scenic waterfront city.

Moving to Portugal means adapting to a new lifestyle and a new working environment, but there are many opportunities to be found for expats in the country. Here is an overview of the country's labour market.

Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and is also the largest city in the country. The Portuguese economy has continued to improve in recent years, which has resulted in lower levels of unemployment compared to years past.

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Arrifana Dreaming

6 months ago

Four years ago we bought a house on the Vale da Telha in the Western Algarve to rent as a holiday let with a plan of retiring there a few years down the line. This is our journey from viewings and purchasing, to setting up a holiday rental and finally to creating a home to retire to...

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Gail at Large

7 months ago

Gail at Large is a 15-year old blog with a focus on Portugal, Portuguese culture, expat life, and travel. Based in Porto since late 2013 and previously in Toronto and Vancouver, with expat stops in the USA, Scotland, and Australia.

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Portugalist.com is run by James and Jemma, a couple from Ireland and Scotland who now live in Portugal. The blog covers their expat life in Portugal as well as topics such as the cost of living in Portugal, restaurant reviews, and more.

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