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Prominent for its rich cuisine, wine and medieval architecture, Porto is an ideal destination for expatriates who are looking forward to work, study or retire in Portugal.

Thanks to its dynamic economy, Porto has attracted many local companies which provide professional opportunities to expatriates. If you are searching for quality living in a warm climate and welcoming environment, why not turn to Porto?

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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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conversationswithhank.com is a Micro -Sitcom about a family of three living in the north of Portugal: A midwestern American Artist, a Portuguese Scientist and a six year old. The site is in English with a peppering of (translated) Portuguese. Living in Portugal since 2010 this family will have you laughing your way through new conversations posted Monday-Friday. Popover and giggle your way through their expat experience!

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“Do it! You’ll regret not going or wish you had gone sooner.”

Today, Maya, an LA girl, is living with her husband in Singapore and expecting her first child. But Maya has not always had a companion on her Expat adventures. Indeed, a few years ago, right after college, young Maya left the US to teach in the Philippines, satisfying an urge to live abroad she’s always had. In an interview to ...

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