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Moving to Lisbon

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 04, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Lisbon, Portugal for its vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and mild climate. With its rich history, stunning beaches, and delicious cuisine, Lisbon is a great place to live and work. Additionally, the cost of living in Lisbon is relatively low compared to other European cities, making it an attractive destination for expats. Before moving to Lisbon, it is important to understand the Portuguese language and culture. Additionally, it is important to research the cost of living and housing in Lisbon, as well as the job market. It is also important to familiarize yourself with the local laws and regulations, as well as the healthcare system. Finally, it is important to understand the visa requirements for expats in Portugal.

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What do I need to know before moving to Lisbon?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Lisbon, they said:

"Before moving to Lisbon, expats should familiarize themselves with the Portuguese language and culture. It is also important to research the cost of living in Lisbon, as well as the availability of housing and job opportunities. Additionally, expats should be aware of the local laws and regulations, as well as the healthcare system. Finally, it is important to research the public transportation system in Lisbon, as well as the best areas to live in," remarked one expat who made the move to Lisbon.

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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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