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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jan 23, 2024

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Tavira , Portugal. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

What do I need to know about living in Tavira?

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

"Tavira, Portugal is a popular destination for expats due to its warm climate, beautiful beaches, and rich history. Before retiring in Tavira, it's important to understand the cost of living, which is generally lower than in many other European countries, but higher than in some parts of Portugal. Expats should also be aware of the healthcare system in Portugal. The country has a high standard of healthcare, with both public and private options available. However, it's recommended to have a comprehensive health insurance plan. Language can be a barrier for some expats, as Portuguese is the official language. While English is widely spoken in tourist areas and by younger generations, it's less common among the older population. Therefore, learning some basic Portuguese can be beneficial. Understanding the tax system is also crucial. Portugal has a favorable tax regime for non-habitual residents, which can be beneficial for retirees. However, it's recommended to seek advice from a tax professional to understand the implications. Property in Tavira is generally affordable, with a range of options from apartments to villas. However, it's important to understand the property buying process in Portugal, which can be different from other countries. The lifestyle in Tavira is laid-back and relaxed, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities and socializing. The town has a vibrant expat community, making it easier for newcomers to settle in and make friends. Finally, it's important to understand the visa requirements for living in Portugal. Non-EU citizens will generally need a residence permit, which can be obtained through various routes such as demonstrating income or buying property," remarked one expat living in Tavira , Portugal.

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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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