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A Place in the Sun Portugal

A Place in the Sun Portugal

It’s almost everyone’s dream to find a place in the sun Portugal and for many people Portugal is the ideal place to relocate. It has been estimated by the World Bank that between 4.5 million and 5.5 million Britons live abroad, which is around 7-8% of the UK population and an increasing number of people are choosing to relocate to Portugal.

If you are considering a move to Portugal, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.

Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:

• Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
• Obtained independent legal advice
• Researched the tax regulations
• Made plans for your health cover

Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Portugal, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.

White & Company is the proud winner of the 2016 British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition, reinforcing the high level of service they provide to all their customers.

Founded in 1871, they are one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:

White & Company Removals Storage & Shipping
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Southampton
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Tel: 01489 854 286 for a free moving quote
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A Place in the Sun Portugal – About Portugal

Moving to Portugal is a thrilling opportunity, but also one that requires dedication, plenty of organisation and time to research what is available. Thinking life will be one long holiday is a usual mistake. You’ll need to prepare yourself for the physical, psychological and financial factors of moving.

There are approximately 900,000 expats living in Portugal out of a total population of 10.3 million. Most people live in and around Lisbon and Porto or in the Algarve. The capital and its largest and most important city, Lisbon is always popular with British expats. The city was redesigned after the devastating 1755 earthquake, and hence contains an eclectic combination of old and 18th century architecture.

The country is full surprises and is endlessly fascinating. It certainly attracts sun worshippers with its long, hot summers and beautiful sandy beaches. It has proved especially popular with people who want to retire to its warm, gentle climate.

A Place in the Sun Portugal – Buying a Property in Portugal

Property prices in Portugal are amongst the most affordable in Western Europe, although this could all change with the increase of overseas investors. Because there are still ‘undiscovered’ areas of the country, it is still possible to find bargain properties at very reasonable prices.

You can currently expect to pay approximately 2700 € per square meter to buy an apartment in the city centre. Outside the centre the prices drop to 1700 €.

A Place in the Sun Portugal – Education and Schools in Portugal

Most expats choose to educate their children at either a private or international school. Both uphold high standards of education, although the tuition and fees can be expensive. It would be wise to budget accordingly and to try to negotiate an education allowance in your employment package.

Here is a list of schools in Portugal:

Saint Dominic’s International School, Portugal http://www.dominics-int.org/
International School São Lourenço http://www.nobelalgarve.com/
Nobel International School Algarve http://www.nobelalgarve.com/
Carlucci American International School of Lisbon http://www.caislisbon.org/

A Place in the Sun Portugal – Cost of Living in Portugal

Wine is very affordable. You can get a very good bottle for €4 to €6,. Beer is excellent and cheap. Locally produced meat, fish, fruit and vegetables are all inexpensive. The cost of housing, food, utilities, transportation, clothing, entertainment, health care and taxes are much less than in other European countries. You can live comfortably in Portugal for about €35,000a year and even less if you’re frugal!

White and Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016.

 Removals Sevenoaks Winner 2016 Overseas Remover of The Year

A Place in the Sun Portugal – Currency Conversion

When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White and Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White and Company/foreign-exchange

Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.

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