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Britons still flock to Portugal, but with less cash

Britons still flock to Portugal, but with less cash

Despite Britain’s pending withdrawal from the European Union, and all the uncertainty that surrounds it, Britons are not being put off buying property in Portugal. The falling pound, however, seems to have dented budgets. According to a new survey by Confidencial...

The Essential Tips for Learning Portuguese

Are you thinking about learning Portuguese? The effort will pay great dividends in helping you integrate with your local community. On first encountering it, Portuguese looks and sounds like a hard language to learn, thanks to some unusual pronunciations. Words often...

Where is the most affordable property in Portugal?

Whether you’re looking for a rural retreat, an apartment near the beach or a bolthole in the city, there are properties in Portugal for every budget. How are you enjoying the British summer? Not great is it? With lack of sunshine proven to lower people’s mood, buying...

Property renovation boom in Portugal

With Portugal’s property market red hot this summer, if people can’t get the right home they’re now more willing to tackle a renovation. If you’re considering taking on a renovation project in Portugal it seems you’re not alone. A new report has highlighted that it is...

Will you have to pay inheritance tax in Portugal?

Portugal’s inheritance tax, or lack of it, means the financial benefits of moving to Portugal continue even after you’ve entered the sweet hereafter. Your family will thank you! With the UK charging up to 40% inheritance tax, it’s no surprise that people look to...

The Algarve’s glittering highlight

The Algarve’s Golden Triangle offers property buyers a choice of world-class resorts, golf courses and beaches, with glitz, glamour and year-round sunshine. The Algarve’s Golden Triangle is an easy 20-minute drive from Faro airport. The area offers beach life, sports...

Faro Airport ready to receive an extra six planes per hour

Faro’s revamped airport has been officially relaunched after six years of work. It should dramatically improve the number of flights and the passenger experience. After an inauguration ceremony performed by Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, Faro Airport is...

Why you might not need to see the Portuguese doctor

Pharmacies in Portugal offer a range of services, and can sometimes save you a trip to the doctor’s surgery. Here are some handy tips to help you make the most of them. Portugal’s many pharmacies are an important part of the country’s health system. As well as...

Expat hotspots: 5 places the British love to live

Some people love to live far from any other Brits. Others want to be able to compare notes on how to get Eastenders and Marmite in Portugal, over a cup of (proper) tea. This week we are unashamedly talking to the latter group! There are tens of thousands of expats in...

Property boom gives councils a billion euros

Portugal’s councils are enjoying a tax windfall in 2017, thanks to a strong property market and plenty of overseas investment. Portugal’s local authorities are enjoying a tax windfall that O Jornal Económino has described as a “Euromillions for the public coffers.”...

Private healthcare in Portugal is surprisingly affordable

While Portugal has a high-quality public healthcare system, there’s also a thriving private offering. Here’s how you and your family could benefit when you make the move. Portugal’s state healthcare system is very similar to the NHS in the UK. The system has a great...
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