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Lisbon

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 05, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Lisbon, Portugal is 552,700. People describe Lisbon as a vibrant, colorful city with a rich history and culture. Expats love the city's mild climate, beautiful beaches, and friendly locals. The weather in Lisbon is mild with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living in Lisbon for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $800 to $1,200 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,200 to $1,800 per month.

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What do I need to know about living in Lisbon?

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

"Before retiring in Lisbon, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, Portuguese, as it is the official language of the country. Expats should also research the cost of living in Lisbon, as it is higher than other parts of Portugal. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system in Lisbon, as it is different from other countries. It is also important to research the visa requirements for expats, as they may need to obtain a residence permit in order to stay in Portugal. Finally, expats should research the local culture and customs, as they may be different from what they are used to," remarked one expat living in Lisbon, Portugal.

"Grab a Portugese phrase book, and spend time focusing on learning crucial phrases that will help you in conversing with the locals," wrote one member in 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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