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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Portugal, they said...

"The same advice related to a move anywhere. You must be here for some time - a month or two - before you select your home. Walk the many neighborhoods, see what amenities are around you, and work with a local realtor who comes recommended. If you like a quiet, more rural life, there are many villages and towns that meet this need. A good urban life is in Lisboa, and the coast just outside of Lisboa offers access to everything. If you're an EU citizen, everything you do is easier. For Americans, the process of getting a residency is twice as complicated and twice as time consuming, so getting advice from someone who has done/is doing it will help reduce your effort and anxiety," explained one expat living in Cascais and Estoril, Portugal.

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"Expatriates should be aware that the official language of Portugal is Portuguese, so it is important to become conversant in the language in order to be able to communicate effectively. Additionally, a good understanding of Portuguese culture and customs will aid in transitioning to life in Portugal. Expats should also be aware of its diverse climate, with temperatures ranging from hot and dry in the south to cooler temperatures in the north. Being aware of the cost of living in Portugal before moving is important, as it may be more expensive than what expats are used to. Lastly, as with many countries, expats should be aware of potential visa and permit requirements for staying in Portugal for extended periods of time," said another expat in 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.

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