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Why Portugal?

Portugal may be one of the best values of any country in the world for what many U.S. expats seek — top-notch healthcare, safety, and infrastructure, beautiful mountains and beaches, and temperate year-round weather — all at a price that rivals countries with much less to offer. The country welcomes immigrants who want to work remotely or retire and makes it easy to establish residency, especially if you buy property. It’s also easy to use your home base on the Iberian Peninsula to tour Europe and Northern Africa. Food is a sumptuous affair, with local wines and seafood in starring roles. The Portuguese prefer left-wing politics, Catholicism, and fútbol, in some order. Around 30% of Portuguese people speak English, but you’ll have a better time if you’re able to learn the language.

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Moving to Portugal Made Easy

We’ve partnered with the experts at Expats Portugal to offer consultations with expats, access to trusted immigration lawyers in Portugal, real estate guides, online forums for meeting other immigrants, and more.

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Portugal at a Glance

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Healthcare Ranking:
Top 25%

Infrastructure Ranking:
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Government Style:
Flawed Democracy

Mostly Legal: Gay Marriage, Gambling, Guns, Pot, Abortion

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