What Living in Lisbon is Like (& Should you Move There)?

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For a long time, Lisbon was never seen as the place to move to. That was London, Paris, Rome – and all of the other major European capitals. All of that has changed in the past few years, however. Lisbon is now the place that everybody wants to move to.  And, it’s no surprise either. … Read more

10+ Expat Supermarkets & Online Shops For That Essential Taste of Home

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No matter how much you try to deny it, there are always things that you miss from home. It could be strong tea bags (British), Vegemite (Australians), Tayto crisps (Irish), sausages (Germans), or BBQ (Americans). Although you can find some of these things in the Portuguese supermarkets, particularly the larger supermarkets, you probably won’t be … Read more

Moving to Portugal from the UK: 15 Important Considerations

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So, you’re thinking about moving to Portugal from the UK. Great choice! Portugal is an incredibly welcoming country with fantastic weather, a laid-back lifestyle, and a much lower cost of living than most of the UK.  Brits are the biggest expat group in Portugal, and have been for many years. The majority live in and … Read more

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