Live your career in Portugal!
Say hi to your new lifestyle
If you love sports and outdoor activities, Portugal is your ideal playground. With 300 sunny days a year, you will find yourself surfing in Algarve, canoeing in Azores or scuba diving in Lisbon – yes, the capital. Not a water sports enthusiast? How about hiking above the clouds in stunning Madeira or just playing any ball game you can think of?
Portugal is blessed with lush vegetation and dramatic landscapes that are a haven for nature enthusiasts. Add in the uber social Portuguese, wild nightlife, Atlantic beach vibes, unique cuisine, and you’ve discovered the secret recipe for fun and adventure.
Population: 10.7M. Plus you.
Capital: Lisbon. Oldest Western European capital.
Cost of living in Portugal
Portugal is constantly ranked as having the best climate in Europe. It’s as if the winter has never heard of this country. But thousands of expats, digital nomads and students have. This appeal has increased prices in real estate, but services and local products are more affordable than in other Western European regions.
The average monthly salary in the country is EUR 900 net, with higher wages in Lisbon. A single adult (20-29 years old) can maintain a vibrant life in the capital, experience the cultural and social scene, visit the country or go abroad during the holidays.
Thanks to the well-developed infrastructure, travelling around Portugal is convenient and fast, whether by car, train, bus or airplane. Lisbon has direct flights to all major European destinations and many cities in South America, Africa, the Middle East and North America.
Food and drinks
Combo meal in a fast-food restaurant
Lunchtime menu with a drink
3-course meal in a mid-range restaurant
Bottle of Port wine
Sports and leisure
Monthly gym membership
Escape room session/person
Cocktail drink in a downtown club
Utility bills for a 1-bedroom apartment
4G mobile phone plan
High-speed Internet (up to 1 Gbps)
Chain store clothing item
One-way ticket (public means)
Monthly pass (public means)
Taxi (tariff per 1km)
Estimated Uber trip (10km)
Working in Portugal
As the Portuguese are very outdoorsy, they value greatly their leisure time. On the other hand, they are competitive and results-driven, working on average 40 hours/week. The occasional extra hours are compensated with days off or a premium.
Work culture in Portugal is expat-friendly and tech-orientated, with a strong focus on performance and socializing. While the Portuguese do not consider themselves as such, most foreigners say they are the friendliest in Europe. We’ll let you be the judge of that.