Porto Coimbra meetup networking for digital nomad community


Good day. Kindly share advise and link for Digital Nomad Community meetup , networking in Porto and Coimbra.

I am coming on digital Nomad Visa . I also need advice for comparison of both cities living cost , culture and food option possibilities.

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Dear Ahmed,

We hope you are doing well. We are twin sisters Salma and Amina, looking for a job in Portugal immediately, we have 20 years work experience in international companies, we hope so to know about digital Nomad Visa, is it easy to get it? The conditions? … all about. Thanks in advance for your time and precious help.

We visited Portugal so many times, people are very polite and kind.

Both Porto and Coimbra are vibrant cities in Portugal with rich histories, but they offer different lifestyles, cultural experiences, and costs of living. Here's a comparison:

Living Cost

1. Porto: Generally, more expensive than Coimbra, especially when it comes to housing and dining out. However, it's still more affordable than other major European cities like Paris or London.

2. Coimbra: Known for being a student city, Coimbra generally has a lower cost of living. Housing is cheaper, and there are many budget-friendly food options catering to students.


1. Porto: Known for its port wine, historic architecture, and the Douro River, Porto has a rich maritime history. The city is a mix of old and new, with modern art installations, a thriving music scene, and numerous cultural events throughout the year. Porto is also larger and more cosmopolitan than Coimbra.

2. Coimbra: Home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, Coimbra has a strong academic culture. The city is smaller and more intimate, with a focus on intellectual pursuits. The University of Coimbra and its surrounding areas are the heart of the city, and you'll find many bookstores, academic events, and intellectual gatherings.

Food Options

1. Porto: Porto offers a wide range of dining options, from high-end restaurants to small, family-run tascas. Seafood is a big part of the diet, and the city's signature dish is the Francesinha, a meaty sandwich covered in cheese and a tomato-beer sauce. There are also many international food options due to the city's more cosmopolitan nature.

2. Coimbra: The food scene is more limited but still offers a variety of traditional Portuguese dishes. Being a student city, you'll find many budget-friendly eateries. Local specialties often include "chanfana" (goat stew) and "leitão" (suckling pig).


- If you prefer a larger, more cosmopolitan city with a wide range of cultural and food options, Porto may be the better choice for you. 

- If you're looking for a smaller, more academic environment with a lower cost of living, Coimbra could be more suitable.

Both cities have their own unique charm and offer different experiences, so your choice would depend on what you're looking to get out of your stay in Portugal.

Wish you all the very best.

If any other help, don't hesitate.

Amina and Salma

Hi Ahmed,

Some info here:

How to build a social circle from scratch in Portugal


     Some meetup groups

https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.p … 30#4966994

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@Amina Marie 2023

Gladly appreciated and thank you very much.

you shared quick and simple comparisons, perfect.

will contact you.

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As always be admirable reply, I really appreciated.

Thank you

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