Reviews: Monito – Compare Currency Transfer Services

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Transferwise, Currencyfair, PayPal, your bank…there are lots of different ways to exchange money into different currencies and, if you’re an expat living abroad, it might be something you’ll have to do quite often. In fact, many expats in Portugal do this on a monthly basis. These days, most people know that high street banks charge … Read more

Reviews: Nomadx – Monthly Rentals in Portugal & Beyond

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NomadX is a startup that allows you to find medium-term rentals, both flatshares and entire properties. It’s primarily marketed towards digital nomads, freelancers, and remote workers – basically people who work from home but who move around a lot doing it – but it’s definitely not exclusively for that crowd. Anyone, young or old, can … Read more

Living in Portugal: Healthcare, Taxes, & All That Important Stuff

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Portugal is increasingly becoming a popular place to live, and for good reason too. It’s friendly and welcoming, it has good food, and of course there’s the weather – in the Algarve, for example, there are more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Different tax schemes mean that are also sometimes financial advantages to … Read more

How to Send Money to Portugal (& Get the Best Possible Rate)

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If you’re living in Portugal, or just spending a lot of time here, it’s quite likely that you’ll need to transfer money to a Portuguese bank account at some point.  You may need to transfer your pension from another country. You may need to transfer money to buy a house. You may need to transfer … Read more

UK Virtual Mailboxes: How Expats & Nomads Can Keep A UK Address

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A lot of people that move to Portugal have legitimate reasons to want to keep an address in the UK. Some expats have businesses there, and need to hold a registered business address. Others need a more residential address so that they can receive things like bank statements or new bank cards and other important … Read more

Gift Vouchers for People in Portugal: 10+ Easy Gift Ideas

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Buying gifts for people living in Portugal or that are coming to Portugal can be difficult but, thankfully, more and more companies now offer gift cards that can be used here. And, let’s be honest: a gift card is a present that’s actually going to get used.  Gift cards are especially great for people that … Read more

Brexit & Portugal: Holiday & Expat FAQs


This article tries to answer a few questions about Brexit and Portugal but, the truth is, when it comes to Brexit, nobody really knows what’s going to happen. Despite the confusion, this article aims to provide accurate answers to some of the biggest Brexit questions that British travellers and expats have. Disclaimer aside, the good … Read more

Portugal for Digital Nomads (there’s more than just Lisbon)

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Talk about being a digital nomad in Portugal and most people will assume that you mean Lisbon. They’re probably right too: although nomads travel to other parts of Portugal (particularly Porto and the Algarve), the majority of nomads are based in the Portuguese capital. It’s easy to see why. Lisbon is one of the largest … Read more

Coding Bootcamps in Portugal

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If you’re thinking about learning to code, why not learn in Portugal? Portugal, especially Lisbon where the majority of coding bootcamps are located, has great weather, a growing tech scene. It’s also just a fun place to spend a few months. There are now several coding bootcamps in Portugal that’ll teach you everything that you … Read more

A Guide to Buying Furniture in Portugal


Anyone living in Portugal will have to buy furniture at some point or another. Maybe you need to furnish an entire apartment or house, or maybe you just need one or two small things. Either way, the question is: where should you go to buy furniture in Portugal? The answer depends a lot on the … Read more