Living in Portugal

Here, you’ll find all the articles related to living in Portugal – everything from the cost of living, to buying furniture, to making new friends.

Is Portugal Right for You?

Praia da Falesia

Beautiful beaches, great weather, and a low cost of living. What’s not to love?

When it comes to living, Portugal suits lots of people but it also isn’t for everyone. It’s important to be realistic and decide if the pros of living in Portugal will outweigh the cons.

Learning Portuguese

Portuguese grammar book

Although English is widely spoken in Portugal, it definitely makes sense to learn Portuguese if you’re serious about living here.

Learning Portuguese definitely comes with a few challenges, particularly in terms of pronunciation and grammar, but it’s definitely not unachievable.

Read the big guide to learning Portuguese


Algarve house

Whether you’re looking to rent, buy, or even sell, property can feel like a complicated issue when you move to a new country.

It’s something we’ve written about a lot, particularly renting: We have guides to renting in Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve.


supermarket trolley

Shopping is always a big part of life but, when you move to a new country like Portugal, it can be challenging to know where to shop.

Regardless of whether you’re buying furniture, shopping online, at the supermarket, or trying to get your Amazon orders delivered, we have plenty of guides to help you out.

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