For those who like to plan ahead

The future is made and planned every day. But when those plans include making a change as big as moving to another country, attention to detail never hurts. That’s why knowing what the cost of living in Portugal is currently essential, so that the move can be done without any unforeseen events.

Cost of Living

For you to have a reference while making your plans, see here the comparative cost of living between Lisbon and the 3 most popular cities in Europe: Madrid, Paris and London.
Lisbon vs Madrid

Consumer Prices: 16% lower
Consumer Prices + Rent: 13% lower
Rent Prices: 8% lower
Restaurant Prices: 29% lower
Groceries Prices: 19% lower

Lisbon vs Paris

Consumer Prices: 41% lower
Consumer Prices + Rent: 41% lower
Rent Prices: 40% lower
Restaurant Prices: 46% lower
Groceries Prices: 53% lower

Lisbon vs London

Consumer Prices: 38% lower
Consumer Prices + Rent: 47% lower
Rent Prices: 58% lower
Restaurant Prices: 49% lower
Groceries Prices: 35% lower

Summary about cost of living in Lisbon, Portugal

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,954.55€ without rent
A single person estimated monthly costs: 559.05€ without rent

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant €8.00
Meal x2 people, Mid-range Restaurant €35.00
McMeal at McDonalds €6.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) €2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) €3.00
Capuccino (regular) €1.67
Coke / Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) €1.41
Water (0.33 liter bottle) €1.09
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) €1.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) €40.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) €3.25
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) €0.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) €14.80
Gasoline (1 liter) €1.52
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 Trendline €26,054.50
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6 Comfort €26,960.86
Apart. (1 bedroom), City Centre €832.50
Apart. (1 bedroom), Outside Centre €638.95
Apart. (3 bedrooms), City Centre €1,481.57
Apart. (3 bedrooms), Outside Centre €1,008.91
Preschool, Private, Monthly, 1child €410.00
International School, Yearly, 1 child €8,343.48
Milk (regular), (1 liter) €0.67
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) €1.09
Rice (white), (1kg) €0.92
Eggs (regular) (12) €1.91
Local Cheese (1kg) €7.16
Chicken Fillets (1kg) €4.76
Beef Round (1kg) €9.45
Apples (1kg) €1.49
Banana (1kg) €1.05
Oranges (1kg) €1.30
Tomato (1kg) €1.50
Potato (1kg) €0.95
Onion (1kg) €1.01
Lettuce (1 head) €0.49
Water (1.5 liter bottle) €0.49
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) €4.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) €1.07
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) €2.33
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) €5.10
Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water €113.35
1 min. Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local €0.19
Internet 60 Mbps, Unlimited Data €32.97
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult €31.82
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) €13.19
Cinema, 1 Seat €7.00

Living in Portugal

Did you know Portugal is one of the European countries that better welcomes foreign citizens? Whether because of the kindness of the Portuguese people or the low cost of living, more than 500,000 emigrants live in this country, looking for a better quality of life and the necessary stability to establish their roots here.

Do you also share this dream? Purchase our “LIVE IN PORTUGAL” manual today where you will find everything you ever wanted to know about living on this side of the Atlantic - types of visa, security, public health, education, and more.

Download the manual “LIVE IN PORTUGAL” and get to know the country, where the roots of your heart will grow.

Manual<br>Living in Portugal


When it come to tax matters, Casa Portuguesa can provide you with a range of services and legal advice regarding the purchase or maintenance of your property in Portugal.

We can offer our help with the following matters:
  • Obtaining the NIF
    (Tax Identification Number)
  • Fiscal
  • Property
  • Tax
  • Gains
  • Inheritance

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Whether in the public sector or even the private sector, we have some of the lowest health services in all of Europe.

As in all other countries, being our capital city, the cost of living for other cities in Portugal varies significantly.

Until you have your Residence Permit.

IRS, IMT, Stamp Tax (if you buy a house) and VAT (whenever you buy goods or services)