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Tavira, Portugal

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The Cost Of Living In Tavira, Portugal

Apartment Or House Ownership Budget (For A Couple)

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Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Mortgage 3% to 4% It’s difficult to get a mortgage unless you deposit comparable funds in a Portuguese bank account.
HOA Fees €34 This can range from €0 to €100 depending on the unit size and value as well as property amenities.
Property Taxes €37.5 About €450 annually. If you purchase a small unit, the value of that unit may qualify for a special program that waives property taxes for the first three years of ownership. Ask your real estate lawyer if you qualify.
Transportation €63 New cars range from €14,000 and up. Extensive coverage car insurance ranges from €350 per year and up.
Gas €10 to €12 Using a water heater.
Electricity €55 With heating and air conditioning in each room, plus costs for appliance-use and cooking. These figures are based on a 125-square-meter, ground-floor, condo apartment built in 2007 with a B+ energy rating. Heating and air conditioning costs will be affected by your energy rating.
Water €27 to €30 Including water, sewage, garbage collection, and community landscaping provided by Tavira Verde.
Cell Phone Included in internet bill (add €10 to €12 per additional phone).
Internet €80 MEO brand bundle includes service for two cell phones, plus basic HG cable TV with music channels, Portuguese, English, French, and German programming, and high-speed, fibre-optic Wi-Fi.
Cable TV Included in internet fee.
Household Help €60 For bi-monthly, four-hour visits. The standard rate is €7 per hour.
Entertainment €376 Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: €60 to €70.

Local drinks twice a week at a nearby watering hole: €20 (€8 to €10 for a bottle of wine; €3 for a beer).

Movie theater trip twice a month: €36 (€6.50 each for seniors, plus snacks).

Groceries €300 to €380
Gym Membership €35 Rolling membership at Hitio Gym or pilates classes twice a week.
Medical Appointment €50 to €80 Cost for private GP and medical specialist visit at Taviclinica. Dental check-up/cleaning at Ecodenta is €60.

National Health System charges tax only on visits (€4) and basic tests (upwards from €10). However, no dental or specialist services are available at the local health center.

TOTAL €1,127.5 to €1,242.5

Apartment Or House Rental Budget (For A Couple)

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Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent €470 to €800 One-bedroom, unfurnished apartment in the city center: €470.

Two-bedroom, unfurnished apartment in city center: €650.

Three-bedroom apartment in a modern urbanization (with a parking garage) in walking distance to downtown: €800.

Transportation €63 New cars range from €14,000 and up. Extensive coverage car insurance ranges from €350 per year and up.
Gas €10 to €12 Using a water heater.
Electricity €55 With heating and air conditioning in each room, plus costs for appliance-use and cooking. These figures are based on a 125-square-meter, ground-floor, condo apartment built in 2007 with a B+ energy rating. Heating and air conditioning costs will be affected by your energy rating.
Water €27 to €30 Including water, sewage, garbage collection, and community landscaping provided by Tavira Verde.
Cell Phone Included in internet bill (add €10 to €12 per additional phone).
Internet €80 MEO brand bundle includes service for two cell phones, plus basic HG cable TV with music channels, Portuguese, English, French, and German programming, and high-speed, fibre-optic Wi-Fi.
Cable TV Included in internet fee.
Household Help €60 For bi-monthly, four-hour visits. The standard rate is €7 per hour.
Entertainment €376 Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: €60 to €70.

Local drinks twice a week at a nearby watering hole: €20 (€8 to €10 for a bottle of wine; €3 for a beer).

Movie theater trip twice a month: €36 (€6.50 each for seniors, plus snacks).

Groceries €300 to €380
Gym Membership €35 Rolling membership at Hitio Gym or pilates classes twice a week.
Medical Appointment €50 to €80 Cost for private GP and medical specialist visit at Taviclinica. Dental check-up/cleaning at Ecodenta is €60.

National Health System charges tax only on visits (€4) and basic tests (upwards from €10). However, no dental or specialist services are available at the local health center.

TOTAL €1,526 to €1,971

Penny-Pincher’s Budget (Bare Minimum Costs, For A Couple)

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Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent €450 Cheapest part of town; basic one-bedroom rental.
Transportation €11 Monthly rate for a senior’s bus pass.
Gas €10 Only using a water heater.
Electricity €40 Including electric heating but not air conditioning, clothes dryer, or dishwasher use.
Water €25 Including washing machine use.
Cell Phone €7.99 Cell phone service for one phone with a pre-existing number with MEO.
Internet €26.99 Stand-alone internet fee (only available where fiber optic service is in place with MEO). Where no fiber optic service exists, a landline must be added for an additional €12.49 per month.
Cable TV €34.99 Most basic TV package with MEO.
Entertainment €240 Including eating out for lunch twice a week (€20) and for dinner twice a week (€40).
Groceries €60 All local-brand items only, shopping at markets and grocery stores.
TOTAL €905.97

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