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Lisbon, which is Portugal's capital and biggest city, has an international outreach with its own particular personality and atmosphere. By moving to this city, you will enjoy a dynamic urban life whereby everything goes at its own rhythm, especially for those who are working here.

Close to the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a beautiful cityscape with cobbled streets and earthenware-tile facings.

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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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Mr Kev's Adventures

3 years ago

This is my travel blog and includes travelling experiences around the countries I've lived in - Poland and Portugal - as well as trips I've taken on holidays, further afield! :)

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Um Lisboeta Ingles - An Englishman in Lisbon

3 years ago

My day to day experiences of life as an ex-pat English teacher in Lisbon.

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Sandcastles in Portugal

5 years ago

Everyday events that take on a new twist when living in a new culture while learning the language, renovating a house, sorting out the children's education, looking for a new home and meeting the neighbours. Plus we disover activities within the region and why it's a great place to visit.

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