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Let us give you a taste of what it would be like working abroad in Portugal.
This is one of Europe’s warmest countries. Imagine yourself with a glass of port or the local beer in your hand, with a beautiful meal (seafood is very popular here) in front of you as you sit al fresco watching the sun go down on the Atlantic.
Chances are your Portuguese waiter will stop to have a chat with you because they are a friendly bunch of people and there will be a cliff somewhere on the horizon because Portugal’s coast line is a dramatic scape of sea coves, lagoons and rock face.
The reason why people are so friendly here is probably because although they are a very prosperous nation now, they were in the depths of poverty in the 20th century. This is probably why they cherish a good quality of life over money and so you will often see them dancing and spending their time with their family.
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Portugal is a postcard picture type of a country, so wherever you live you will be impressed by its beauty. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, so while you’re working abroad if you do not live in Lisbon there is a good chance you will still visit this city. Porto is the second largest city and acts as a strong rival to the attractions and entertainment that Lisbon has to offer. You may have heard of the Algarve region, which is famous for its beaches and beautiful landscape. But what kind of money will you pay to work abroad in one of these fantastic locations -
Rent Per Month (Average)
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre €461.28
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre €323.92
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre €839.71
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre €564.07
While you are working in Portugal you’re going to want to become familiar with the tax system. For someone not from Portugal, for the first 10 years of living there you will pay a fixed rate of 20% tax. You can make an application to live and work in Portugal by going to a tax office or enrolling online through the Treasury Portal
It's the same no matter where you want to work abroad, you will need to open a new bank account in Portugal. Here is a list of the main banks in Portugal:
Different banks require different kinds of information to open an account, but you can be sure some proof of identification and a home address will be required.