Home Portugal Forum Portugal Guide Portugal Resources Real Estate Healthcare in Portugal
Portugal
Resources
City Guides
Cigna International Health Insurance
Join Sign In
Cigna International Health Insurance

An Expat Talks about Moving to Tomar, Portugal

Submitted by Joao

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Tomar

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

Three things I wish I had brought were my CDs,all my clothes and my flat screen TV.

Three things I wish I had left behind are:

tent
business briefcase
bicycle

Expats living in Portugal interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

Rent a small property first do not buy as there are too many hurdles to cover without knowing the Portuguses system. There are also at present unscrupulous estate agencies and unless you know who they are you could be on a hiding to nothing.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

We decided to wait before jumping in and buying and watched the buying behaviours, issues other expats had, studied the market, visited houses extensively.

At present we have decided not too buy due to the exchange rate issues.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

We travelled extensively around Portugal, and although we wanted to live in the far north it was too cold in winter so we travelled further south and loved Tomar with its peaceful atmosphere, good connections, good shopping for my wife, good facilities and excellent access.

We lived close by for 3 years.

Moving to Portugal soon? Crown Relocations owns and operates over 207 facilities in almost 54 countries. Their global network means they're unique in the relocations business and they're able to use Crown crews and vehicles wherever possible. Get a quote online by May 25, 2019 and you'll be entered to win 1 of 5 $250* Amazon gift cards.

Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Costs are generally lower In Portugal and but prices are static at present.

Read Next

Retirement-In-CascaisAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Cascais, Portugal

An expat who recently retired to the beautiful coastal town of Cascais, Portugal details how she made it happen. If you want to know how to retire to Europe, and where to start your journey, this is a great place to begin!

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.

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.

Cigna International Health Insurance

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Portugal from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

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...

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....

Retirement-In-CascaisAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Cascais, Portugal

An expat who recently retired to the beautiful coastal town of Cascais, Portugal details how she made it happen. If you want to know how to retire to Europe, and where to start your journey, this is a great place to begin!

An expat who recently retired to the beautiful coastal town of Cascais, Portugal details how she made it happen. If you want to know how to retire to Europe, and where to start your journey, this is ...

Portugal Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2019 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal