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If you wish to settle in Portugal, close to the sea, why not turn to Algarve. World famous for its beautiful postcard beaches, Algarve attracts expatriates in large numbers by its mild winters and warm summers.

Its heavenly looks has transformed it over the years into one of the country's richest, most developed and visited regions. Nowadays, Algarve is known for safety and quality living.

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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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The Many Adventures of Team Calcott (in Portugal)

2 years ago

Now we've done it... We sold our house and everything we own and we're headed off to Portugal. Why? I guess the better question is why not? We're ready to stop the madness and enjoy a simpler life with our 11 year old son. Join us on our adventures as we learn about our new home in Portugal!

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Algarve Blog

3 years ago

Sharing our life in the beautiful Algarve with you. Husband and wife Dave and Alyson Sheldrake left Britain and now live and work in the sunny Algarve as a photographer and artist respectively. This is their colourful and informative award-winning blog about their life in the Algarve.

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Portugal in Pictures

6 years ago

An expat shares her view of Portugal - its people, places and culture through the lens of a camera.

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