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Gustavo De faz

"The quality of InterNations' members convinced me to join. And I've indeed received a very warm welcome from fellow Lisbon expats.."

Melanie S. Hamann

"InterNations Events in Lisbon are great - I love the rightfully popular events organized by our friendly Ambassador team. "

Welcome to Our Network of Expatriates in Portugal!

Olá, and welcome to THE platform for expatriates in Portugal! Here on InterNations, you can find a huge expat community spanning hundreds of cities and countries across the globe, and network with other expatriates and global minds. If you have a question about life in Portugal, whether you've just moved or are considering doing so, our members will be happy to assist you in any way, delivering some of our collective knowledge. You might be wondering "how well connected is Porto for transport around Europe?" or "where is the safest area of Lisbon to stay in?”. No matter what your query is, our members are always pleased to assist newcomers and can help you get over the minor problems and hurdles of moving to a foreign country and settled down in your new life in Portugal.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Qatar or China.

Join Our Exciting Events in Portugal

Attend our monthly events and activities for Portugal expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Portugal Expat Guides

  • Moving to Portugal

    Moving to Portugal can still be a fascinating experience for expats, even in these times of crisis. As the home of two of the most beautiful and well-known cities of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal has much more in store for you than the wine and sunshine that made the country famous.
  • Living in Portugal

    With only about 10 million inhabitants, Portugal, the country on Europe’s western edge, is fairly small. Thankfully, this did not inhibit the development of a fascinating cultural identity that, in combination with the great climate, has led many an expat to consider living in Portugal!
  • Working in Portugal

    The image of Portugal has suffered heavy blows in the minds of expats around the world, due to the economic crisis and the bailout that followed it. There are, however, still a few growth sectors that might make working in Portugal a feasible plan after all. Our guide has details.

Exchange Tips about living in Portugal

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Portugal expat forums.

Read Up on Expat Life in Portugal

Portugal is a country that has recently attracted more interest from expatriates from all walks of life. The affordability and warm weather are making it popular for young creatives from cities like London and Paris, creating an exploding arts and music scene in Lisbon, while major industries such as oil and shipping naturally attract specialist workers from around the rest of the world. No matter where you're based in the country, you should find the same things in common — great weather, beautiful scenery and beaches, hugely affordable leisure time, and tasty food and wine, whether it's high-class dining or simply enjoying some freshly-caught sardines on a beach. Whether you're in Lisbon, Braga, Porto or Madeira, you're bound to find plenty of things to see and do, regardless of your interests. Plenty of our InterNations members have made Portugal their home for good reason, and they'll always be ready to tell you about the hidden gems of your city.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Spain or Germany, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Get Networking with Other Expats in Portugal

InterNations is a broad and vibrant group of people who can be knowledgeable about almost any subject you'd have questions on, but that's not all. Our membership is also by approval only, so you can be sure that any advice you're seeking out is also reliable and courteous. You can check our forums regularly to see updates on how the expat life is going, as well as any tips or useful information you may not have considered. When you've arrived in Portugal, you can take your interaction with fellow InterNations members offline, too: in various cities in Portugal we have a numerous groups, covering range of interests, from wine tasting and cinema groups to many more for sport, dancing, hiking, or just networking for business. If you're looking to meet new people, you should also pay attention to see when the next large InterNations Official Event is being held — this is always a great opportunity to encounter people from all sorts of backgrounds and fields of work, whether your interest is business-related or personal.

Gustavo De faz

"The quality of InterNations' members convinced me to join. And I've indeed received a very warm welcome from fellow Lisbon expats.."

Melanie S. Hamann

"InterNations Events in Lisbon are great - I love the rightfully popular events organized by our friendly Ambassador team. "

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