Are You Moving To Portugal & Need A Removals Company?
Are you planning on moving to Portugal? The country certainly attracts sun worshippers with its long, hot summers and mild winters. It has proved especially popular with people who want to retire to its warm, gentle climate. Portugal has a population of 10 million people. Employment can be hard to find, and wages are generally a little lower than other European destinations.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Portugal
Property in Portugal is usually reasonably priced, away from the main tourist areas. Most expats living in Portugal will prefer to buy rather than rent a property.
If you intend to rent a property until you settle, you can expect to pay approximately Euros 900 (£793) per month for a 3 bedroomed apartment in larger towns and outside of the centre Euros 600 (£529).
If you decide to purchase a one bedroomed apartment, prices vary according to location but as a guide, you can expect to pay Euros 2000 (£1763) per square metre close to town or Euros 1177 (£1038) on the outskirts. In very rural areas you can snap up a real bargain if you are willing to renovate.
The following site has a range of properties for sale: http://www.portugalproperty.com/
Schools if moving to 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. The following site has a comprehensive list of schools: http://www.livinginportugal.com
When you first move to a new city, finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be a daunting task, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
It very much depends where you choose to live as to what will work best for you. If you live in cities such as Lisbon, Faro and Porto you may find owning a car to be unnecessary, unless you want to travel to other parts of the country. If you choose to live in rural Portugal or in the Algarve area, it will be more convenient to own a car. The larger cities all have modern transport networks comprising of trains, buses, trams and metro systems, which run efficiently.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Portugal
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 an 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. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
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