If you’ve been reading these dispatches for any time, you know how we feel about Portugal.
This country is, hands down, no question, the best place to think about reinventing your life… not only in Europe but anywhere in the world.
That’s why we’ve named it the world’s #1 retire-overseas option for nine years running.
On paper, Portugal checks every box.
1. More than 300 days of sunshine a year, with mild winters
Whether you choose beach or city, you’re guaranteed plenty of days out of doors…
2. An affordable lifestyle
Dinner for two with wine costs as little as US$35. Or pull a good bottle of wine from the supermarket shelf for just US$5. You could live well here—without scrimping on luxuries—from US$2,200 a month…
3. Safe living
The Global Peace Index ranks Portugal the 4th safest country in the world. This is a politically neutral country without civil unrest…
4. Healthy living
Almost every expat I meet here tells me they live a healthier lifestyle by default. They’re taking their dogs for long walks on the beach… or ditching the car to go about their business on foot. You have an abundance of fresh fish and locally-grown fruit and vegetables to feast on, too…
5. World-class beaches
The Algarve has 100 miles of coast… not all known to tourists. Many of its beaches fly the prestigious “Blue Flag“—Europe’s gold standard in cleanliness…
6. A large English-speaking community
Thanks to its centuries-long history with Britain, English is widely spoken in Portugal—especially in the Algarve and the main cities. You won’t have to spend hours studying Portuguese grammar to get settled in. You’ll also have the support of established expat circles whenever you need them…
7. Easy access to and from North America
You can fly direct to Lisbon from the U.S. east coast in as little as six hours… or seven hours from Toronto…
8. Easy residency
This is one of the easiest places in Europe to establish residency. You can qualify for a passive income residency visa (D7) by showing an income of just US$9,000 a year… or US$13,500 a year for a couple…
9. Quality health care
The World Health Organization ranks Portugal 12th in the world for its standard of health care. You can see a local GP for as little as US$6…
10. A rich history and culture
Portugal has no shortage of historic cities and towns, including impressive castles, cathedrals, and Roman sites. In Lisbon and Porto, you could have a full social calendar that includes concerts, theater, art shows, music festivals, and almost any kind of entertainment you might wish for…
From its fishing villages to its natural reserves, historic cities to wild coastal walks, there’s lots of adventure to be had on the ground in Portugal. And you’re in an ideal position to explore the rest of Europe by car, rail, or air…
12. An affordable property market
Portugal is emerging as “the California of Europe,” but prices here are a fraction of what you’d pay for a beach property in Southern California…
I say again… this country is hard to beat.
If Portugal is calling your name, I’m writing today to share news I think you’ll find important:
This week we are opening membership in my brand-new, members-only Portugal Circle.
In a nutshell, this VIP membership gives you access to my collection of top resources on Portugal… for life.
With insider help just an email or phone call away, you’ll have everything you need to pursue your Portugal dreams, no matter what form they take.
And you’ll have this help through all stages… from planning your first scouting trip and establishing residency to getting the best deal on your property rental or purchase and addressing the day-to-day challenges of life anywhere. I’m talking about things like finding a painter, a language teacher, or the best farmer’s market in town…
Every question, no matter how big or how small, will be answered in real time by a real expert.
What am I talking about, specifically?
Well, to start, as a Portugal Circle member, you’ll enjoy a seven-night stay at a top spot in Portugal… on us.
If you’ve been waiting for the chance to get back traveling, it doesn’t come easier than this.
Take a week to relax and soak up the good life in sun-kissed Portugal…
Or use one of the top local properties available to members as a base while you connect with my key experts on the ground and get your plans in place for your longer-term stay.
In addition, as a Portugal Circle member, you’ll enjoy free attendance at every Live And Invest In Portugal Conference we host… for life.
There’s simply no better way to develop the plan for your move than attending a live conference. You’ll come away with everything you need to know to get set up in your new home.
Our in-person events are also your chance to grow your own support network and to connect with expats already on the ground doing what you’re hoping to do and happy to share their own experiences for your benefit.
There’s no limit to how many Portugal events you can attend. As a Portugal Circle member, this is a life-long pass… for you and a guest.
Can’t make it to one of our Portugal conferences in person? No problem, because, as a Portugal Circle member, you’ll also have access to the complete library of recordings from every event we host… not only in Portugal… but anywhere in Europe!
As a Portugal Circle member, you’ll enjoy two-and-a-half hours of consulting time with our Portugal Panel of Experts.
All your residency, tax, business, relocation, banking, and property questions answered, one-to-one, either in person or over the phone with the help of our Portugal Legal Advisor João Gil Figuera, our Portugal Real Estate Consultant Luis da Silva, and our international Tax Consultants Vincenzo Villamena (United States) and George Gonzalez (Canada).
You couldn’t arrange this consulting time on your own. Our key Portugal experts don’t make a business selling their time by the hour. But they’ve agreed to make it available on a strictly limited basis for Portugal Circle members only.
You’ll have unlimited access to our complete (and always expanding) library of Portugal publications.
This benefit, like all Portugal Circle benefits, continues for a lifetime. Any Live And Invest Overseas publishing product that relates to Portugal will be yours, whether we publish it now, next year, or years from now. Once it’s hot off the presses, we’ll send you the details by email for how to enjoy full access.
Even after you’re settled in Portugal, these timely reports from our Portugal team of expats and experts will continue to provide insights, recommendations, ideas, tips, discoveries, and opportunities. It’s difficult to put a price on this, because it’s a membership benefit that not only continues, but also expands. We’re constantly growing our library, publishing new books and reports all the time.
Now this final benefit of becoming a Portugal Circle member is, I’d say, the most valuable of all.
I’m talking about your Dedicated Portugal Circle Member Liaison.
Nobody knows what you’re going through quite like someone who’s gone through the same thing themselves already.
That’s why I thought carefully when selecting your Portugal Circle Member Liaison.
After long consideration, we confirmed Alyson Sheldrake for this important role.
Alyson and her husband Dave live in the Western Algarve… where neighbors regularly leave gifts of fruit or cake at their gate…
Alyson is a wealth of information on life in Portugal in general. She’s a regular speaker at our Live And Invest In Portugal events… where you’ll have a chance to meet her in person.
And, now, when you become a Portugal Circle member, she’ll be ready to help with any questions you have about your own adventure in her adopted home country.
Whatever you want to do in Portugal, Alyson knows who and what you need to know to make those dreams come true.
If you’re at all intrigued by the good life on offer in Portugal (and access to all the attractions of Europe on your doorstep)… then I urge you to get working on your plan right away…
Whether you’re after a laid-back life by the beach… a sophisticated retirement in the city… an escape to a more traditional way of life, surrounded by a friendly community…
You can find your ideal place here… with dedicated expert help every step of the way.
Alyson, Joao, Luis, and I would love for you to join us…
Founding Publisher, Overseas Opportunity Letter