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An Expat Talks about Living in Lisbon, Portugal

Aug 04, 2018


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.

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

Lisbon

Describe how you "dreamed" expat life would be before you moved overseas. Please provide as much detail as possible.

Slower paced, shorter commutes, more friends, better food, better weather, more access to affordable cultural events.

How has your expat experience met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?

Absolutely. My monthly cost of living in Lisbon is half of New York's and the quality of life has tripled.

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How has your expat experience NOT met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?

Clients in NY still have the outdated perception that Portugal is very far away, when in reality a LIS-JFK flight is only 2 more hours than SFO-JFK.

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