The language spoken in Lisbon is Portuguese but English is widely spoken by all people who work within the tourist industry. There will be no language problems for tourists who are visiting Lisbon or the surrounding coastline.
Is English a common language in Portugal?
While English is the second most common language in Portugal, bilingualism is often confined to big cities like Lisbon and tourist hotspots like the Algarve.
Can you get by with English in Portugal?
Yes, you can totally get along with English in Portugal, especially in the bigger cities like Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra, Braga and in Algarve, which is a hotspot for people making holidays in Portugal. In my opinion, Portuguese people tend to be good with foreign languages, especially Spanish and English.
Can I live in Portugal if I only speak English?
The short answer is “no, if you speak English”, but Portugal allows you to do it tax-free to make up for any inconvenience. Even before the Internet and the rise of globalism, american movies have always had subtitles, in Portugal, rather than being dubbed (like in Spain, Italy etc.)
What is the richest area in Portugal?
Lisbon. As you probably guess, Portugal’s capital is also its richest city. With a metro population of 2.8 million cities, it’s by far the largest city in the entire country and that concentration of people leads to a lot of affluence.
Is Portugal safer than Spain?
Portugal is in the top 3 of the 2020 Global Peace Index, the ranking of the safest countries in the world. Portugal is beaten only by Iceland and New Zealand on this list of the safest countries, and is ranked far higher than neighbouring countries such as Spain and France.
Is Portugal cheap or expensive?
Portugal is one of the cheapest countries in Western Europe, but still offers stunning beaches and fascinating cities. Overall Portugal has inexpensive public transport, reasonably priced accommodation (if booked well in advance) and good value food, if you know where to look.
Where is the best place to live in Portugal?
The best places to live in Portugal
- Funchal (Madeira)
- Ponta Delgada (the Azores)
How much do you need to live well in Portugal?
Including rent, a couple can live comfortably in Portugal’s interior, or in small cities, from about $1,700 a month. A couple’s budget in Lisbon starts at about $2,100 or $2,200 a month… though you can, of course, spend more. Singles should plan on a budget of about two-thirds that of a couple.