Portugal Country Guide

Everything you need to know about moving to Portugal

Portugal Overview

Portugal, with its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and welcoming atmosphere, stands out as an ideal destination for expats seeking a unique European experience. Its affordable cost of living, particularly in comparison to many Western European countries, allows expats to stretch their budgets further. Additionally, Portugal’s mild climate, low crime rate, diverse outdoor activities, and high-quality healthcare make it an attractive option for those looking to enhance their overall well-being. With English widely spoken and a growing expat community, Portugal provides a seamless transition for North Americans, offering a blend of Old World charm and modern amenities.

Major advantages of Portugal

Become an EU citizen in only 5 years

#1 place to retire in 2023, according to International Living

Universal healthcare

6th safest country in the world

Affordable, with 32% lower cost of living than the U.S. on average

Multiple visa options

Great climate: 200 days of sunshine per year with average temperature range of 62 - 81 degrees F

Cost of living is 27% lower than the U.S. on average

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Frequently asked questions

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Yes. We offer free 15-minute consultation calls. If you would like to spend more time on a call with an international relocation specialist, we offer coaching calls for 30 or 60 minutes.

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