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Moving to Lagos, Portugal

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 23, 2023

Summary: Lagos, Portugal is a popular destination for expats due to its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich cultural heritage. The city is also known for its mild climate, making it an ideal place to live year-round. Before moving to Lagos, it is important to be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than in other parts of Portugal. Additionally, the city is quite touristy, so it is important to be aware of the potential for pickpocketing and other petty crime. Finally, it is important to be aware of the language barrier, as English is not widely spoken in Lagos.

What do I need to know before moving to Lagos?

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

"Lagos is a beautiful coastal city in the Algarve region of Portugal. It is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich cultural heritage. Before moving to Lagos, expats should be aware that the cost of living is relatively high compared to other parts of Portugal. Additionally, the city is quite touristy, so it is important to be aware of the potential for pickpocketing and other petty crime. Expats should also be aware that the local language is Portuguese, so it is important to learn some basic phrases before arriving. Finally, Lagos is a great place to live, with plenty of activities and attractions to explore," remarked one expat who made the move to Lagos.

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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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