Relocation Guide

Thinking about relocating to Portugal?

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Currency: EUR / €
Population: 10.7M / Plus you
Capital: Lisbon / Oldest Western European capital


Portugal is a highly popular holiday
destination that attracts people across the
world with its busy event calendar,
mesmerizing natural views, stunning beaches,
and perfect climate.

In fact, a holiday in this country offers
something unique to everyone. Starting from
the sun-drenched beautiful Algarve coast to
the bustling capital of Lisbon and the
gorgeous Azores islands, you will enjoy your
every moment here.
The country has lively cities, unique & vibrant
culture, and fantastic countryside. Portugal
has become a value destination for the
European Union. The reason is it offers
incredible landscape diversity.

Take a break from your busy life and visit
Portugal to experience something exciting,
fresh, and new. It has everything that will ignite
the vitality of life as well as energy.

Cost of living in Portugal

Portugal is constantly ranked as having the best climate in Europe. It’s as if the winter has never heard of this country. But thousands of expats, digital nomads and students have. This appeal has increased prices in real estate, but services and local products are more affordable than in other Western European regions.
The average monthly salary in the country is EUR 900 net, with higher wages in Lisbon. A single adult (20-29 years old) can maintain a vibrant life in the capital, experience the cultural and social scene, visit the country or go abroad during the holidays.


Combo meal in a fast-food restaurant


Full Dinner for 2


Downtown Cocktail



Cinema ticket


Monthly gym membership



Rent for 1-bedroom apartment

550€ – 650€/month

Rent for a shared apartment

270€ – 350€/month


105€/month (half price, if you
have a roommate)




One-way ticket (public means)


24-hour tickets


Accommodation & Utilities

Some of the best neighborhoods to live in Lisbon, Portugal


If you are looking for a residential neighborhood with
lush carpets of green, Alvadale is your ideal
destination. If you take the metro from the city center,
you will reach Alvadale within twenty minutes. People
who want a peaceful life in Lisbon should settle in

Avenidas Novas

A property in the Avenidas Novas district may be
excellent for you if you want to be close to the city
center yet away from the tourist crowds. It’s a
neighborhood where you can live like a local. However,
there aren’t many options if you’re seeking a lively
social life.

Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto, Portugal’s most famous district, is also one
of Lisbon’s oldest.This neighborhood boasts many
Portuguese restaurants and scenic pubs where you
may have a drink before embarking on your next trip
or stop by an old favorite fado house.


Baixa neighborhood is located right at the heart of
Lisbon. The district has various magnificent eateries,
shops, and plazas. Due to the popular attractions, the
neighborhood remains quite busy during the daytime.
But if you want to taste the hustling life in Lisbon, this
neighborhood is perfect for you.


Chiado, one of Lisbon’s most fashionable
neighborhoods, is a popular location for having coffee
in ancient cafés and shopping in high-end boutiques.
If you choose to live in Chiado, you’ll have theatres,
bookshops, and historic places nearby.

Principle Real

The neighborhood is one of the most tasteful ones in
Lisbon. It has some of the best bars, restaurants, art
galleries, and shops in the city. The neighborhood has
people of multiple cultures living together. It means
that you can taste food from different corners of the
world at the local restaurants.

Portugal is all about activities and entertainment!

Things you can do in the city

Lisbon is well known for its nightlife. It is home to many
discos, Bars, Fado houses, and nightclubs, all catering to
different tastes and interests and located throughout
the city. All this with very low prices, when compared to
other European capitals. With bars often remaining open
until 3 or 4 am and discos until 6 AM, a night out in
Lisbon often does not end until the next day.

The Bairro Alto district and surrounding area is
considered one of the two biggest hot spot for nightlife
in Lisbon in these days, with more than 100 bars and
restaurants in a small neighborhood. The other big
Lisbon area for nightlife is Cais do Sodré. Among with
those districts, also Largo de Santos area, Docas and Av.
24 de Julho street area are the other big nightlife
hotspots. Find out all Lisbon’s nightlife tips here.

Festivals and Attractions

You can experience various Lisboa live events
throughout the year. The events include art exhibitions, film and food festivals, concerts, and others. Some popular Lisboa live events are as follows:

• New Year’s Concert: Like every big city in the world, Lisbon also welcomes the new year with grandeur. A grand concert is held on the evening of January 1 every year at the CCB.
• Lisbon Carnival: The month of February sees excited party-goers crowding the streets of Lisbon.
• Lisbon International Triathlon: The event is held in May, with more than 800 participants from more than 30 countries participating in swimming, cycling, and racing.
• Arte Lisboa: It is the contemporary Art Fair held in Lisbon every November. The four-day exhibition
displays artworks by renowned and emerging artists.

Adventure activities

Portugal also has an ideal climate for a variety of
adventure activities, like paragliding, abseiling, rafting,
canyoning, caving, mountain biking, in the mountain
areas Serra da Estrela and Peneda-Gerês parks – and on
the major rivers (Douro, Mondego and Zêzere).

Swimming, surfing and windsurfing

The Algarve has the country’s most popular sandy beaches, many of them sheltered in coves – and the sea is warmest on the eastern Algarve. The western coast has some stupendous stretches of beach, but they face the full brunt of the Atlantic Ocean, making for great surfing and wind-surfing opportunities.

Hiking and walking

While Portugal only has one national park – the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês in the north -over forty other protected areas offer incredible walks. Special mention must be made of the lesser-trodden trails of the highest mountains in Portugal – taking in historic villages, waterfalls, windswept rocky plateaus and stupendous views, routes in the Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela are a must-visit for adventurous hikers who visit Portugal. You might want to hire a local Portugal guide with hiking know-how.
Some of Portugal’s other dramatic walking landscapes include the limestone caves of the Serras de Aire e Candeeiros, the island hideaway of the Ilha Berlenga (reached from Peniche), and the lagoons, dunes and marshes of the Ria Formosa.

Culture, history and traditional entertainment

Whichever region you choose when you visit Portugal,
you won’t be short of historic sights to soak up. From
Alfama, Lisbon’s ancient heart, with its Moorish castle, to
the sparsely inhabited mediaeval village of Monsaraz.
Located near the Spanish border, it sits high above a
plain of vineyards and olive groves, with a stunning
castle, and charming streets speckled with handicraft
Meanwhile, mediaeval charm awaits in Coimbra, one of
the best places to travel in Portugal for history and
contemporary culture. Home to Portugal’s oldest
university, the old town exudes old world charm, and a liveliness generated by the student population, with plenty of opportunities to hear fado music – listening to
this moving, melancholic traditional song accompanied
by guitars is a Portugal travel highlight.

Useful Information

Who to call

in an emergency…

Pan-European emergency number
Medical Emergency


Health line for emergencies available 24/7

808 | 242 | 424

Forest Fires


Sea Rescue

214 | 401 | 919

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