Expat Guide to Living in Lisbon
Whether you're already living in Lisbon or preparing to move to Lisbon, our Expat Guide to Living in Portugal offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Lisbon. For answers to specific questions, visit our Portugal Forum to talk with expats in Lisbon.
Expats living in Lisbon, Portugal enjoy a historic cross-roads that has become an economic hub in Western Europe. Expats from all over the world enjoy the Mediterranean climate and diversity of people and culture.
There are a lot of options when picking a neighborhood in Lisbon. Find a few of the many possibilities for living and just exploring.
An expat living in Lisbon offers advice to others moving to Portugal about learning Portuguese, meeting people and enjoying expat life in Lisbon.
An expat in Lisbon talks about learning Portuguese, the warmth of the Portuguese people and living in Lisbon.
A New Yorker talks about moving to Lisbon in hopes of finding a slower pace of living, shorter commutes, more friends, better food, better weather and access to more affordable culture events.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Lisbon handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Lisbon by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Lisbon Reports
What are people's priorities in Lisbon - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Lisbon:
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to Lisbon? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Lisbon? Help others moving to Lisbon by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Lisbon
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Lisbon. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Lisbon:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Lisbon Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Lisbon. If you are already living in Lisbon, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Lisbon:
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Lisbon by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Lisbon? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Lisbon? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report