Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In
Sao Bento Station in Porto, Portugal

Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Portugal?

Answer this Question

Portugal Residency Advisors
Portugal Residency Advisors
Portugal Residency Advisors
Portugal Residency Advisors

When we asked expats in Portugal if healthcare and health insurance are expensive in Portugal, they wrote...

"We are required to have a private policy that meets the Schengen Community requirements (go to their website). The highest quality of coverage won't cost more than 3,000 euros a person/year (2017) and most retirees are paying only 2,000 euros annually. This includes dental and eye care, surgeries, private hospital room, unlimited doctor visits and tests," commented one expat who made the move to Lisbon, Portugal.

Portugal Residency AdvisorsPortugal Residency Advisors
Connect

Portugal Residency Advisors is a full-service consulting firm dedicated to providing personalized services to individuals and families seeking to relocate to Portugal. With a team of experienced professionals and strategic partnerships, we are well-positioned to assist clients with all aspects of the relocation process.

Click connect to have our partner contact you via e-mail and/or phone.

Portugal Residency AdvisorsPortugal Residency Advisors

Portugal Residency Advisors is a full-service consulting firm dedicated to providing personalized services to individuals and families seeking to relocate to Portugal. With a team of experienced professionals and strategic partnerships, we are well-positioned to assist clients with all aspects of the relocation process.
Connect

Click connect to have our partner contact you via e-mail and/or phone.

"Healthcare in Portugal is generally considered to be of good quality and is relatively affordable. Public healthcare is free for Portuguese citizens and those with a valid residence permit, while private healthcare is available for those who can afford it. Health insurance is also available in Portugal, but it is not mandatory. Premiums for health insurance can be expensive, but there are also government subsidies available to help offset the cost," remarked another expat in Portugal.

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

Other Questions:

Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Portugal?

If you live in Portugal, newcomers to Portugal would love to hear your answer to this question:

If your answer relates to a specific city or town in Portugal, please include the name of the city/town below:


About the Author

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.

Sao Bento Station in Porto, Portugal

Portugal Residency Advisors
Portugal Residency Advisors

Let Portugal Residency Advisors help you with your move.
Learn More

Portugal Residency AdvisorsPortugal Residency Advisors

Let Portugal Residency Advisors help you with your move.
Learn More

Contribute to Portugal Network Contribute
Help others in Portugal by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Portugal.

Portugal Residency Advisors
Portugal Residency Advisors

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal