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12 Best Places to Live in Portugal 2022

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Portugal GuidePortugal Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Portugal.

Portugal Forum Portugal Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Portugal on our Portugal forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Portugal Index Portugal Index
An index of all of our site's Portugal information.

Contribute to Portugal Network Contribute
Help others in Portugal by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Portugal.

Expat Healthcare Advice in PortugalHealthcare & Health Insurance in Portugal

Expats in Portugal offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Portugal.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in PortugalMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Portugal

Expats in Portugal offer advice about healthcare in Portugal.

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Real Estate in PortugalReal Estate in Portugal

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Portugal.

Guide to Real Estate in PortugalGuide to Real Estate in Portugal

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Portugal.

Pros Cons of Living in PortugalPros & Cons of Living in Portugal

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Portugal.

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Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Portugal.

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