PORTUGAL

NAU Relocation is now ERES Relocation Portugal, part of ERES group, with offices in Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona and Paris.

ERES Portugal has over 25 years experience in providing Immigration and Relocation Services in Portugal, and is led by Carmo Hatton, herself an experienced immigration lawyer.

About Portugal

Lisbon, known as the city of seven hills is open to the sea and stands on the Tejo River. With over a thousand years of history, the city combines its old charm with the practicalities and sophistication of a modern, cosmopolitan European city. Its streets are narrow and cobbled and historic neighborhoods like Alfama with Arab feature, the old bohemian Chiado and Baixa in the heart of the capital.

Lisbon was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. It has a mild climate that allows long walks in different areas of the city on foot or by tram.

It is a city that does not forget its traditions and lives them with pride: the famous Portuguese “fado” a characteristic musical style originating from the Moors can still be heard in the typical fado houses.

Outside Lisbon, the towns of Cascais and Estoril are known and famous for their beaches, sea, and golf courses, Estoril is also known for having the largest casino in Western Europe. Sintra, considered a World Heritage site, is one of the most luxurious and romantic villas in Europe and has inspired numerous poets and writers .

Portugal has a population of over 10 million inhabitants. 3 million living around Lisbon and 600 thousand living in the capital itself.

The main tourist areas are the beaches of the Algarve, the Alentejo plains, the mountains of the Serra da Estrela ( for skiing in winter), the Douro Valley and the city of Porto, where Port wine is made, the Gerês National Park on the northern border with Spain.

Cost of Living

Although the average wage of the Portuguese is significantly lower than the European average, the cost of living in Portugal is high. Similarly, cars are generally more expensive due to taxes ( VAT + Taxes). Out of Lisbon, some prices may be lower. Rental prices may seem high, especially in certain sought-after residential areas.