Portugal is a country of contrasts. Take the Algarve; a ten-minute drive can transport you from a rustic village to the glitz and glamour of a resort in the Golden Triangle. Or Lisbon, where a short walk will take you from an upmarket district, home to boutiques and glamorous apartments, to a charming neighbourhood with peeling paint and washing hanging from window sills. When you’ve worked out your budget, Portugal has the homes.
Portugal’s ‘non- habitual resident’ tax regime has done much to make Portugal the retirement destination of choice for people from France and Italy. Two recent reports in The Portugal Resident have brought Portugal’s appeal as a retirement destination into sharp focus.