You might be surprised to find out that you can live well in Portugal for less than your currently budgeting. The cost of living in Portugal is among the lowest in Western Europe, on average 30% lower than in any other country of the region. A retired couple could live here comfortably but modestly on a budget of as little as €1,100 or €1,200 per month. Right now, that’s only slightly more in dollar terms.
With a budget of €1,800 per month or more, you could enjoy a fully appointed lifestyle in the heart of Old Europe.
|Cost of Living in Portugal||Monthly Budget in EU€|
|Electricity (750kwh avg.)||€110|
|Internet, Telephone||€Included In Cable|
|Entertainment (Dining, Movies, Bars, Etc.)||€300|
These are estimates for Portugal in general. Better deals and budgets are to be found in more specific areas.