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Portugal is loved for many reasons - it offers a high quality of life, with a low cost of living compared to other European countries. The warm climate and beautiful landscapes make it an ideal place to retire or start a new life and the Portuguese people are known for their friendliness and hospitality, making it easy to settle in. Additionally, the low crime rate, political stability, and welcoming culture attract a great deal of foreign investment.

Portugal has been consistently ranked as one of the most peaceful and safest countries in the world, currently holding the 7th position on the Global Peace Index. Additionally, the country boasts a highly regarded healthcare system, ranking 12th globally. The education system is also good, with a high level of English-speaking citizens. In popular 'ex-pat' regions, you will find that many healthcare professionals speak good English, and the National Health Service (SNS) is available to all national residents. Moreover, private healthcare is reasonably priced.

One of the major draws of Portugal is its affordability and wonderful weather. The country offers a fantastic climate, making it one of the best places to live in Europe. The cost-of-living index consistently shows that Portugal is a relatively inexpensive country to reside in. Your purchasing power will go a long way here, however, if you are considering working, it is important to note that the minimum wage is low compared to other EU countries, at €820 per month.

Post-Brexit, non-EU citizens can enter and reside in Portugal for 90 days in any 180-day period. If you wish to stay longer, you will need to obtain a residence permit.

Portugal offers a range of residency visa options which allow you to relocate to Portugal. The most common is probably the D7, which is aimed at those with a passive income such as a pension or other income say from a rental property, but you could also start a business here via the D2 visa, take up a job in Portugal via the D1 or D3 visas or support yourself with a salary from a remote job via the new D8 Digital Nomad visa.

With its stunning landscapes, delicious cuisine, and laid-back lifestyle, Portugal truly has something for everyone.

Find out about calling Portugal home - telephone +351 308 800 878 or 0800 014 8201 free from the UK. Alternatively, email us at hello@PortugalProperty.com

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Published in: Guide to Portugal / Miscellaneous / Portuguese Life