Work in Lisbon
Live and work in Lisbon - with a prosperous economy, a busy seaport, becoming a technology and financial hub where their trade is expanding and many international companies setting up here in the Grande, Lisboa Subregion, Lisbon is the city for you to kick-start your working abroad adventure today.
Being famous for its laid-back lifestyle, long work breaks (very common), Lisbon can offer the perfect work-life balance.
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A Place You Can Call Home
While you work here in Lisbon you have the choice of living in the culturally historic buildings or in very modern architecture. But no matter where you are living in Lisbon you will happy to hear that Lisbon’s downtown is only 20 minutes from the beach! Paradise is at your fingertips here. But before you get completely swept away, check out these rent costs below:
Rent per Month (Avg.)
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre €500 - €900
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre €300 - €600
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre €950 - €1,900
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre €550 - €1,000
Cost of Living
While you work in Lisbon you will be spending some of the money you earn! Good news – there is very good value for money in Lisbon. You can eat very well for very little in Lisbon. Check out this mini shopping list:
Milk (regular)(1 litre) €0.65
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) €1.02
Beer (0.33-litre bottle) €.96
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) €4.80
Chances are you will either drive or take public transport on the way to work. With that, you have the option of travelling by bus, tram, metro or train.
Lisbon’s public transport is a bit of a tourist attraction. Firstly, Lisbon’s metro stations are very colourful, with local artwork everywhere you look. As for the trams, everyone should ride tram 12 or tram 28 (they are an experience to be enjoyed). Then there’s always the funicular systems you can try which are a national monument!
In the stations, you will spot kiosks where you can buy Viva Viagem Card that you can top up. It only costs around €1.40 per trip on the metro or bus. It will cost you around €1.80 on the train.
Putting Your Feet Up
What will you get up to when you're finally here in Lisbon? With the Atlantic Ocean along the coast and the beautiful weather, surfing is a popular pastime in Lisbon.
There has also been a lot of investment in golf courses throughout the country so if you think you’re the next Tiger Woods then this is a great place to practice and perhaps even rub shoulders with your new boss!
You may want to visit the less developed beaches of the Eastern Algarve to truly relax. Or maybe adventure is what you crave? Then why not explore the many sea caves of Portugal’s coastline? Lisbon has much more to offer you than simply sunbathing while you’re working abroad, but you can always do that too!