Living in Portugal

 

Moving to Portugal to live is often a long-held dream come true for the expats who live here – a life that it’s full of outdoor activities, fine foods and traditional values. Portugal is a modern country with a European lifestyle that can seem much more relaxed compare with the hustle and bustle of the UK.


Portugal is one of the most popular tourist destinations, thanks to its beautiful climate, entertainment and lifestyle. Of course, no matter where in the world you live there will always be legal and financial areas that you need to be aware of – and whilst much of the western world is similar there will always be subtle differences you experience as you settle into your new life. Your children may be educated in a slightly different way, social activities will differ thanks to the climate, and then of course there is the language!

 

That’s where the Portugal Buying Guide comes in. We have put together our best tips and experience to help you settling in to your life here – and get the very best out of Portuguese living!

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Money matters

One of the primary things to take care of is opening a bank account. As well ensuring you are working with a currency broker.
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Legal matters

Make sure you take the time to investigate the legal system so that you know what you can and can't do.
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Social life in Portugal

The best way to get settled in France is to find out as much as you can about your new community.
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Learning Spanish

Successful moves lie in integrating into the Spanish lifestyle – alnd to do this you need to learn at least a little Spanish!
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Healthcare

The French healthcare system is one of the best in the world. And when compared to the UK the difference obvious.
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Family fun

Spanish culture is very family oriented, and a move to the country has increasing appeal for those with young children.
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Download our guides

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Portugal Buying Guide – Your definitive guide to buying property in or moving to France, written by expats living in France and industry experts. To download click here.

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Your Viewing Trip: The Golden Rules – A handy guide to everything you need to know for a successful property viewing trip overseas. To download click here.

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A Trader’s Guide to Overseas Property – A currency specialist’s ‘insider’s guide’ to a successful international property purchase, written by currency and overseas property experts. To download click here.

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Removals Guide – We have teamed up with the British Association of Removers (BAR), the removal industry's only not-for-profit trade association, to offer a free guide to finding the best removals company for your move abroad. To download click here