Moving to Porto
Are you planning if moving to Porto? It is the country’s second-largest city and the birthplace of port and an important wine centre with a number of superb venues to eat and drink. It is an important industrial and commercial centre with some 2,500,000 inhabitants in a 50km radius.
The city was built in the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary and has varied architecture with modern and medieval buildings sitting side by side. The Mercado do Bolhão offers excellent shopping facilities and Mar Shopping has the biggest IKEA shopping group in Europe.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Porto
Property in Porto is generally reasonably priced, although you can expect it to be more expensive in the centre of the city. Most expats living in Porto will prefer to buy rather than rent a property.
The following site has a range of properties for sale: http://www.green-acres.pt/property-for-sale/porto.htm
Schools if moving to Porto
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.
The following site has a comprehensive list of schools: Schools portal for Porto
Local Information if moving to Porto
When you first move to a new city, finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: Tax and Banking information
Travel if moving to Porto
Porto has an extensive public transport network, comprising of the metros, buses and trains. The closest airport is Aeroporto do Porto, which is situated 15km from the city centre and is the third largest airport in Portugal.
The city has two major train stations, the “São Bento” (Saint Benedict) station, and the “Campanhã” station, with trains running to Madrid and Paris. The city has the Porto Metro, an advanced light rail / subway system, which is ideal for travel around the city.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Porto
Since 1999, Portugal has used the Euro (EUR) as its official currency. One euro is divided into 100 cents.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Currency Conversion Site
European Removals If Moving To Porto
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