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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.

5 Tips for Living in Lisbon, Portugal

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.

5 Neighborhoods to Consider in Lisbon, Portugal

There are a lot of options when picking a neighborhood in Lisbon. Find a few of the many possibilities for living and just exploring.

Living in Lisbon, Portugal

An expat living in Lisbon offers advice to others moving to Portugal about learning Portuguese, meeting people and enjoying expat life in Lisbon.

Living in Lisbon, Portugal

An expat in Lisbon talks about learning Portuguese, the warmth of the Portuguese people and living in Lisbon.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Lisbon, Portugal

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

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:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

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

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:
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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:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

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

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Lisbon? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Lisbon by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby 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
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Culture-Shock-in-PenicheAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Peniche, Portugal

An expat in Peniche, Portugal talks about moving to Peniche and the culture shock he experienced. He never experienced "shock" as such. However, little things, experienced over months and months, seeped in and made him realized the cultural differences.

An expat in Peniche, Portugal talks about moving to Peniche and the culture shock he experienced. He never experienced "shock" as such. However, little things, experienced over months and months, see...

Living-in-LisbonAn Expat Discusses Living in Lisbon, Portugal

An expat in Lisbon talks about learning Portuguese, the warmth of the Portuguese people and living in Lisbon.

An expat in Lisbon talks about learning Portuguese, the warmth of the Portuguese people and living in Lisbon....

12 Best Places to Live in Portugal

Portugal is a safe, expat-friendly country with stunning beaches, cities, popular beach towns and sleepy fishing villages. We've compiled a list of 12 of the best places to live based upon expats' recommendations. They include Lisbon, Cascais, Lagos, Tavira, Ericeira, Caldas da Rainha, Tomar, Nazare, Coimbra, Porto, Guimaraes and Braga.

Portugal is a safe, expat-friendly country with stunning beaches, cities, popular beach towns and sleepy fishing villages. We've compiled a list of 12 of the best places to live based upon expats' re...

Living Abroad: Digital Nomads in Portugal

The ranks of digital nomads are swelling across the globe, and Portugal, Lisbon in particular, is one of the hottest locations anywhere.

The ranks of digital nomads are swelling across the globe, and Portugal, Lisbon in particular, is one of the hottest locations anywhere....

9 Expats Talk About What It's Really Like Living in Portugal

With it's beautiful beaches, historic cities, lower cost of living and welcoming Portuguese people, Portugal continues to be a popular expat destination. 9 expats talk about what it's really like living in Portugal.
With it's beautiful beaches, historic cities, lower cost of living and welcoming Portuguese people, Portugal continues to be a popular expat destination. 9 expats talk about what it's really like liv...

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