The Portugal Travel Blog - Portugalist

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The Portugal Travel Blog - Portugalist
Portugalist.com is written by two expats based in Lisbon, Portugal. Covering everywhere from the Algarve to the North of Portugal (and everywhere in between) Portugalist provides useful travel information alongside a narrative of expat life
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  • NHR For Pensioners Living in Portugal 2 weeks ago While prior to March 2020 it was possible to move to Portugal and pay 0% tax on a pension through Portugal’s Non-Habitual Resident Tax Regime (NHR), that amount has now changed to 10%. This basically means that if you move to Portugal and you have a €20,000 annual pension, under the NHR scheme...
  • Is Lagos the Next European Digital Nomad Hotspot? 1 month ago The Algarve, Portugal’s southerly, coastal region, has always tempted a few digital nomads and travelling entrepreneurs, particularly those visiting Lisbon, but it’s never really taken off as a digital nomad hotspot. All that’s starting to change, however, with Lagos being the main place that...
  • How to Stay Warm in Portuguese Houses During Winter 1 month ago Parts of Portugal like the Algarve, the Alentejo, and Lisbon are blessed with some of the mildest winters that Europe has to offer. Outside, that is. Inside a Portuguese house is another story altogether.  Portuguese houses and apartments are typically poorly insulated and almost never have...
  • How to Sell Your House in Portugal Without An Estate Agent 2 months ago In Portugal, estate agents typically charge 5% (or more) commission + VAT. For many expats living in Portugal — and an increasing number of Portuguese — that’s just too high to even consider.  5% of a €250,000 property is €12,500. If your property is more expensive, say €750,000, you...
  • What is a Fiador and How Do I Get one? 2 months ago Renting a house or apartment in Portugal can be complicated for non-Portuguese as most landlords not only request a deposit and at least one month’s rent in advance but a fiador as well. This normally isn’t required when you rent a room. A fiador is a guarantor, or someone who’ll pay the...

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John
14:14 PM January 12, 2017

Fantastic blog. Love the information about the Algarve.

Karen
17:48 PM July 18, 2017

Love following your adventures in Portugal. Say hello if you're ever in Porto again.

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