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Moving to Portugal - British pensions, health services, cost of living, where to buy property?

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By barrygill - Posted on
04 August 2017

My hubby and I are considering moving to Portugal and have several questions: We would like to make contact with British expats who are already retired and living in Portugal. We want to know about British pensions in Portugal; Health Services; cost of living and importantly, about buying a place to live there, for example a "good" area with facilities on hand but also easy to enjoy. Happy to give email address on request.

EmmaL's picture
Last seen: 4 min 10 sec ago
Joined: 01/08/2017

Hi barrygill

There are about 60 000 British people living in Portugal, so finding like-minded people who have made the move shouldn't be a problem. This guide to retiring in Portugal might answer some of your questions.

The cost of living in Portugal compares quite favourably with the UK. For more information, read our Cost of Living in Portugal guide. 

Whereabouts in Portugal are you planning to settle? The Algarves is popular with retirees, but can be more expensive than other places. Why not read some experiences of other expats in Portugal to give you some ideas?

Good luck!
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Luis1982's picture
Last seen: 6 days 20 hours ago
Joined: 08/08/2017

We started looking about 8 months ago now and put in an offer on a house within 2 days on landing there lol - If your looking in the Algarve area your need to be looking 30mins north to get good deals :) Good luck

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