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Cost of Living in Ponta Delgada, Portugal

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 04, 2023

Summary: What is the cost of living in Ponta Delgada, Portugal? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Ponta Delgada talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

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Is the cost of living in Ponta Delgada high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Ponta Delgada, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Ponta Delgada, is relatively affordable compared to other European cities. Housing and rental prices are generally low, with a decent one-bedroom apartment available in the city center at a reasonable price. Utilities, such as electricity, water, and internet, are also moderately priced. Groceries and food expenses are quite affordable, with local markets offering fresh produce at reasonable prices. Eating out at restaurants is also relatively inexpensive, with a variety of options available for different budgets. Transportation costs are low, with public transportation being affordable and efficient. Gasoline prices are higher than in some other countries, but owning a car is not a necessity due to the availability of public transport. Healthcare in Ponta Delgada is of good quality and is generally affordable, with both public and private options available. Education costs vary depending on the type of institution, but public schools are generally free or low-cost. Overall, the cost of living in Ponta Delgada is quite manageable, making it an attractive destination for expats and retirees looking for a more affordable European lifestyle," said one expat in Ponta Delgada.

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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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