Lisbon: a global city with a growing market
Solid economic performance, growing demand and market reform has driven the market in Lisbon.
Despite strong growth over the past ten years, residential property in the Portuguese capital still represents good value.
The Portuguese capital's prime market offers value on the global stage, and the city looks set to outperform other European cities in the near term.
April 27, 2020
20 Reasons why we'll all return to Portugal when this is finally over
In the new dawn of travel, when the starting gun has sounded and we are all longing for a taste of the unknown, exotic or merely different, Portugal is that rare thing of being near but with beaches that rival the Caribbean, of being foreign but familiar.
April 26, 2020
Want to move to Europe after Coronavirus?
In this era of prolonged and forced coronavirus seclusion, and as the initial global havoc gives way to time for reflection, many are wondering what this crisis tells them about themselves, their expectations, dreams, values, communities, political systems and satisfaction with life ... more
January 01, 2020
The World's Best Places to retires 2020
“Where should I retire?” This is the question we hear most often at International Living, and every January we give you our most definitive answer in the form of our Annual Global Retirement Index.
November 01, 2019
Portugal plans to streamline immigration services
The government has announced plans to overhaul Portugal’s Foreigners and Borders Office (SEF) in a bid to reduce bureaucracy and improve conditions for immigrants to the country.
The Portugal News
October 11, 2019
NHR: Changes in value-added professions
Beginning in January of 2020, a modified catalogue of business activities comes into force, benefiting a favourable tax regime aimed at attracting professionals with diverse skills to Portugal.
The Portugal News
August 13, 2019
Portugal’s golden visa programme ‘swamped’ by inquiries from Hongkongers seeking alternative residence and a safe haven
Portugal’s low cost of living, Mediterranean climate, rich history and high standard of safety seen as attractive ‘drawcards’ for Hongkongers. more
South China Morning Post
August 08, 2019
Portugal lures foreigners with tax breaks and anti-populist stance
"I wouldn't dream of doing it back home," said the Brazillian businessman, who was robbed and assaulted several times while living in Sao Paulo. "In Lisbon, you don't have to keep looking over your shoulder."
Cost of living in Portugal
A distribution overview of expenses in Portugal. Estimate your living expenses based on this statistical model today.
November 19, 2018
Lisbon to top property shopping list in Europe according to PwC and ULI
Market jitters over Brexit in Europe and Portugal’s current feel-good factor and political and economic stability is ironically pushing property investment away from London to Lisbon. more
Global Peace Index 2019
Global peacefulness improves for the first time in five years, but the world continues to be less peaceful than a decade ago... Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark. more
Living in Portugal
May 09, 2018
Lisbon - what makes Portugal's capital city so attractive?
(Video) Lisbon, Portugal’s "White City", is an old multifaceted city in Europe. Lisbon has experienced many periods of prosperity and has survived many crises.
October 17, 2019
10 reasons why travelers are flocking to Portugal
Portugal has excellent food and wine, captivating culture, intriguing art and architecture, fascinating history, welcoming people and affordability... why it's the perfect recipe for not just one, but many returns.
October 03, 2019
6 Stunning hidden gems of Portugal
Explore the very best of the hidden gems in Portugal. From the world's oldest bookshop to the quaint fishing village of Costa Nova do Prado, Portugal is a country steeped in historical culture, waiting to be explored.
September 06, 2019
Top 10 countries in the world for best quality of life
Taiwan may have come first in the ranking for the best country in the world to live as an expat but when it comes to quality of life —Portugal gained the top spot. InterNations, released its benchmark Expat Insider 2019 report...
September 02, 2018
25 Reasons why Portugal is the most underrated country in the world
Portugal is one of those places that often gets missed due to its infamous loud and proud neighbouring countries like Spain, France and Italy.