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Shops with English signs, Sintra, Portugal – Most of the expat communities in Portugal are in Cascais, just west of Lisbon proper.   Cascais is a well-known retirement destination for the English people because of the connection that we have with England in the last century.

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Lunch with wine in Portugal – The cost of food in restaurants in Portugal varies. I can have lunch for €6 (US $6.50 or £4.32) at my local café for a meal that includes a glass of wine, dessert and coffee. It’s cooked in the morning, served for lunch and you have a choice of two dishes. Grilled fish could cost about €15 to €20 (US $16.27 to $21.70 or £10.81 to £14.42) per person.

Lunch with wine in Portugal – The cost of food in restaurants in Portugal varies. I can have lunch for €6 (US $6.50 or £4.32) at my local café for a meal that includes a glass of wine, dessert and coffee. It’s cooked in the morning, served for lunch and you have a choice of two dishes. Grilled fish could cost about €15 to €20 (US $16.27 to $21.70 or £10.81 to £14.42) per person.

Eurasian wolf – There are no poisonous or dangerous animals in the areas of Portugal where people live. You may find them if you go up in the mountains or to the woods in the northern part of Lisbon, in the countryside. You will some little green snakes squashed on the roads that are not even a meter long.

Iberian Wolf (Canis lupus signatus) alpha male in perfect "big bad wolf" pose - head down, eyes fixed, mouth open, forelegs stained with blood. Photo by Arturo de Frias Marques

View of the seaside in Estoril from the Blue House Boutique Hostel and Suites, Portugal – If you move your residency to Portugal, under Portuguese law you are liable to pay taxes in Portugal. Portugal has signed treaties to prevent double taxation with 71 countries (including most European Countries, United States and Canada) that assure its citizens and residents the protection against being taxed in more than one country.

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Actor Tom Hanks, two grandparents on his mother's side were Azorean, two grandparents on his father's side were Azorean, – No, if you live in Portugal as a foreigner, you do not have to renounce or relinquish your US citizenship. Portuguese law allows you to accumulate Portuguese nationality with other nationalities, and it is very common for people Portuguese nationality to have two or three different nationalities.

young tom hanks, looks a lot like my hubby when we first met just make the eyes brown

The coast of Estoril, Portugal – Best Places In The World To Retire – The cost to rent a home in Portugal depends on several things such as the size of the property, whether it is furnished or not, whether it has a pool or not, and whether it is with a garage or without. It is really relative.

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The coast of Estoril, Portugal – Best Places In The World To Retire – The cost to rent a home in Portugal depends on several things such as the size of the property, whether it is furnished or not, whether it has a pool or not, and whether it is with a garage or without. It is really relative.

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Batalha Monestary, Leiria, Portugal – Best Places In The World To Retire – Yes. Portugal is a laic state with religious freedom and tolerance. Although Portugal has a long lasting Catholic tradition, it is one of the best European examples of religious tolerance with successful integration of the minority religions, as there is no track record of any religious conflicts.

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Riding a lusitano in Portugal – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living - You can definitely bring your dog or cat to Portugal. I have a client who spent 6 months in Antigua and 6 months of the year here. She always traveled with her dogs and it’s actually fine. Portugal doesn’t have quarantine as long as your dog is up to date with all vaccinations and passports.

Portugal: Bringing a Dog, Cat or Other Pet

Couros river, near Guimarães Portugal  – Best Places In The World To Retire –The Portuguese Constitution assures the principle of private ownership of assets regardless of the nationality of the owner. Thus there is no risk of confiscation by the Government authorities

Couros river, near Guimarães Portugal – The Portuguese Constitution assures the principle of private ownership of assets regardless of the nationality of the owner. Thus there is no risk of confiscation by the Government authorities.

Riding a lusitano in Portugal – Best Places In The World To Retire – You can definitely bring your dog or cat to Portugal. I have a client who spent 6 months in Antigua and 6 months of the year here. She always traveled with her dogs and it’s actually fine. Portugal doesn’t have quarantine as long as your dog is up to date with all vaccinations and passports.

Portugal: Bringing a Dog, Cat or Other Pet

Couros river, near Guimarães Portugal  – The Portuguese Constitution assures the principle of private ownership of assets regardless of the nationality of the owner. Thus there is no risk of confiscation by the Government authorities.

Couros river, near Guimarães Portugal – The Portuguese Constitution assures the principle of private ownership of assets regardless of the nationality of the owner. Thus there is no risk of confiscation by the Government authorities.

House covered with vines in the Azores, Portugal – You can hire a gardener in Portugal in different ways. You may get a full time gardener, 8 hours a day and 5 days a week, or you can have them come over to your house on a monthly basis. The minimum wage for a full time a gardener is US $432 (£287) to $649 (£431) a month. If you are hiring a full time gardener, you have to pay for their Social Security and other benefits.

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Terceira in the Azores, from the air – Portugal's highest mountain, Pico, is in the Azores.

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Tróia Peninsula, Portugal – There are some absolutely beautiful islands in the Algarve near the border of Spain. To go there, you have to take a 40-minute boat ride.  There are about six islands there. Only one of those six is deserted.

Tróia Peninsula, Portugal – There are some absolutely beautiful islands in the Algarve near the border of Spain. To go there, you have to take a boat ride. Only one of those six is deserted.

Plaza at night, Cascais, Portugal – Best Places In The World To Retire – The cost for a vacation rental in Portugal varies on the size of the property. A villa with three or four bedrooms and with a pool would cost €1,600 (US $1,750 or £1,100) a week in the high season; self-catering. If it’s without a pool it costs about €1,200 (US $1,300 or £865) a week. This is in Cascais, which is the most expensive places in Portugal.

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