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Podcasts about Portugal

On the Coast in Cascais, Portugal

On the Coast in Cascais, Portugal


Josh talks with Allison Baxley, an entrepreneurial Mom who lands in Cascais, Portugal with her husband and two children. Allison's popular blog, Renovating Life, tackles life in Cascais and beyond.

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Best Places to Live in Portugal

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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' recommendations. They include Lisbon, Cascais, Lagos, Tavira, Ericeira, Caldas da Rainha, Tomar, Nazare, Coimbra, Porto, Guimaraes and Braga.

Best-Places-to-Live-in-the-AlgarveBest Places to Live in the Algarve
If you're interested in the best places to live in the Algarve, Portugal's sunny southern-most region, here are some great options to consider. Also find information on why some like the region, and others choose to opt elsewhere.

5-Best-Places-to-Retire-in-Portugal5 Best Places to Retire in Portugal
Expat retirees love Portugal for its welcoming people, gorgeous beaches, quaint towns and wonderful restaurants. In this article, we cover 5 great places to retire in Portugal.

Healthcare in Portugal

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Healthcare in Portugal

Expats in Portugal with a residency visa can participate in the national health care system. Here's what you need to know about the SNS and the combination of public and private services you'll need to manage your health in Portugal.

Expats in Portugal with a residency visa can participate in the national health care system. Here's what you need to know about the SNS and the combination of public and private services you'll need to manage your health in Portugal.

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Expats in Portugal offer advice about healthcare in Portugal..

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Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about healthcare and health insurance for expats, digital nomads and retirees in Portugal.

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Expats living in Portugal discuss health insurance options for expats in Portugal, the health letter needed for a residency application, pre-existing conditions, the cost of health insurance in Portugal and more.

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Expats in Portugal live in a country with a health system designed to provide universal coverage. Susan Stults Korthase offers information about how the system fared in a recent international survey about European health systems.

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An expat in Portugal discusses the cost of medical care in Portugal, public vs private healthcare in Portugal and more.

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Lisbon

A highly-experienced expat offers a detailed look inside health care in Portugal, and the Lisbon area in particular. Covers access to the Portuguese system, medications, private insurance, area hospitals and much more.

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Lisbon

An expat in Lisbon, Portugal says to find a health insurance plan that specializes in your region of Portugal. She talks about the quality of medical care, filling US prescriptions at local pharmacies and more.

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Algarve

An expat in the Algarve, Portugal offers insight into the proximity of area hospitals, the cost and availability of prescription medicine and health insurance in the Algarve.

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An Expat Exchange member talks about healthcare services, hospitals and health insurance in Cascais.

Moving to Portugal

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Moving to Portugal: 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Portugal

Expats moving to Portugal are drawn by a variety of places to live, a rich history and so much more. Here are some tips on what it means to move there, and how to make it happen.

Expats moving to Portugal are drawn by a variety of places to live, a rich history and so much more. Here are some tips on what it means to move there, and how to make it happen.

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Expats in Portugal offer advice about Moving to Portugal.

Real Estate & Rentals in Portugal

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Rentals and Real Estate in popular cities and towns in Portugal.

Tips for Buying a Home in Portugal

Members in Portugal talk about the Buying Real Estate in Portugal.

Living in Portugal

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Living in Portugal Guide

Our Living in Portugal Guide is a primer on everything about living in Portugal: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, obtaining a driver's license, how to bring your pet with you and more.

Our Living in Portugal Guide is a primer on everything about living in Portugal: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, obtaining a driver's license, how to bring your pet with you and more.

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Expats, digital nomads & retirees talk about what it's like living in Portugal.

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Expats in Portugal discuss the pros and cons of living in Portugal. Topics covered include where to live, the bureaucracy, the people and more. Expats in Portugal seem to all agree that their little piece of paradise is still in many ways a hidden gem.

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Members Portugal talk about the pros & cons of living in Portugal.

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Retirees in Portugal talk about life in Portugal.

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Members Portugal talk about the Cost of Living in Portugal.

Visa & Residency

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Digital Nomad Visa for Portugal

Find essential information about the digital nomad visa for working in Portugal.

Find essential information about the digital nomad visa for working in Portugal.

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Many people are escaping their routines and temporarily moving overseas during the pandemic. These countries are welcoming them with open arms by making it easy for visitors to stay and work remotely for months or even a year. Croatia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Mexico and others have joined the growing trend.

How-to-Get-Your-First-Residence-Permit-in-PortugalHow to Get Your First Residence Permit in Portugal
Wondering how to obtain your first residency permmit in Portugal? Susan Stults Korthase provides the information that you'll need to make it happen.

Renewing-Your-Portuguese-Residence-PermitRenewing Your Portuguese Residence Permit
Expats in Portugal need to periodically renew their residence permit. Susan Stults Korthase offers up the information you'll need to get it done.

Demystifying-the-Paper-TrailUnited States Citizens Moving to Portugal: Demystifying the Paper Trail
Thanks to Susan Stults Korthase for this helpful overview of current requirements to begin the process of obtaining a Residency Visa when moving from the US to Portugal. Note: Information Updated February 2021.

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Cascais

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9 Tips for Living in Cascais, Portugal

Expats in the beautiful seaside city of Cascais, Portugal discuss how they chose to move to Cascais. They share information about expat life in Cascais - cost of living, international schools, housing and more.

Expats in the beautiful seaside city of Cascais, Portugal discuss how they chose to move to Cascais. They share information about expat life in Cascais - cost of living, international schools, housing and more.

Expats Cascais
2023 Expat Guide to Living in Cascais

Expats, digital nomads & retirees talk about what it's like living in Cascais.

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Expats in Cascais talk about healthcare in Cascais.

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Expats in Cascais offer advice about Moving to Cascais.

Expats Talk about the Pros and Cons of Living in Cascais Pros & Cons of Living in Cascais

Expats in Cascais talk about the Pros & Cons of Living in Cascais.

Expats Talk about the Cost of Living in Cascais Expats Talk about the Cost of Living in Cascais

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Cascais.

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Retirees in Cascais talk about life in Cascais.

Lisbon

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the capital and largest city in Portugal, which is one of the most popular countries for expats in Europe. You'll find basic information to help you get acquainted with Lisbon and what it has to offer.

Lisbon is the capital and largest city in Portugal, which is one of the most popular countries for expats in Europe. You'll find basic information to help you get acquainted with Lisbon and what it has to offer.

Expats Lisbon
2023 Expat Guide to Living in Lisbon

Expats, digital nomads & retirees talk about what it's like living in Lisbon.

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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.

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There are a lot of options when picking a neighborhood in Lisbon. Here are the 11 Best Places to live according to expats living in Lisbon.

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Expats in Lisbon talk about healthcare in Lisbon.

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Expats in Lisbon offer advice about Moving to Lisbon.

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Expats in Lisbon talk about the Pros & Cons of Living in Lisbon.

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Retirees in Lisbon talk about life in Lisbon.

The Algarve

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Best Places to Live in the Algarve

If you're interested in the best places to live in the Algarve, Portugal's sunny southern-most region, here are some great options to consider. Also find information on why some like the region, and others choose to opt elsewhere.

If you're interested in the best places to live in the Algarve, Portugal's sunny southern-most region, here are some great options to consider. Also find information on why some like the region, and others choose to opt elsewhere.

Expats Talk about the Retiring to The Algarve Retiring in The Algarve

Retirees in The Algarve talk about life in The Algarve.

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