little wonder more and more people are thinking of
relocating to Portugal. The country has much to offer,
however if you are thinking of beginning a new life in
Portugal, it is best to ensure you check out all the facts first
to smooth the transition.
the Portuguese language is important even if you are retiring to
Portugal and don't intend working. Although the younger generation
of Portuguese are now learning English as a second language
in most schools, it is essential you arm yourself with a
working knowledge of the
If you are intending to move
to Portugal and seek employment, take into consideration,
although the overall cost of living is cheaper than that in
the United Kingdom, so are wages. More information on
employment in Portugal.
If you are
planning to retire to Portugal, think carefully about the
location of the property you purchase. Although a remote
property, set on a mountain side, may be idyllic in the
spring and summer. Will it have the same appeal in the
autumn and winter when the weather isn't as good. You don't
want to feel 'cut off', especially if you or your partner
should become ill.
as the location of the nearest hospital, health centre and
airport, are important considerations to take into account
when purchasing a property abroad just as much as the
have made the mistake of purchasing properties without
considering location fully and end up moving shortly after.
Take your time and discover the areas of Portugal before
rushing into to a property purchase. It is always advisable
to rent first, if possible, to get to know the area.
If you have
any questions or queries regarding any aspect about moving
to Portugal contact us at
we would be glad to help make your move as stress free as