Even if you are a bit short of savings, you can still consider an option of moving to another country. Places with lower costs, appropriate climate and nutritious food are abounding. Take Portugal. Including all listed above, the country is culturally rich.
However, not every Portuguese city is a good choice for a budget-minded retiree. Choose with care. It depends on your preferences, savings and many other factors.
Below is the list of most suitable retirement destinations in Portugal to consider.
Located not far from Lisboa, a little picturesque town welcomes retirees from all over the world. Costs are quite low. Local government puts much effort into the entertainment and education sectors. Thus, you won’t be eventually bored with those spectacular views. You can combine a quiet, slow lifestyle with your hobbies. Sports, courses, daydreaming — these are all yours. Spend days doing nothing or take up a life full of events. Or combine both.
The economic, political and cultural centre of Portugal. Here you can make the most out of your retirement. There are many things to see, from dazzling gothic cathedrals to bars that look like pieces of art.
That’s a perfect choice for those who can’t live without a big city buzz. Although the city is cosmopolitan to its core, it won’t charge you with high taxes and sky-high rent. Going out and visiting a fine place for an evening meal won’t cost you a fortune either.
If you are eventually moving to Lisbon, don’t miss an opportunity and listen to Fado, a type of Portuguese singing. Totally worth it.
One of the most popular retirement destination among British people. Beach life prospers in Lagos. Like Cascais, the city is a perfect choice for those who would like to combine a slow, relaxed lifestyle with sports, golf especially.
Prices are good too. Buying an apartment in Lagos is not a dream, but reality. Unless you want a big castle on the beach, you can easily purchase a small flat for as twice as less than in London.
Lagos has its charm. Here you can have sort of a fabulous life and don’t think about what you are going to do tomorrow.
Although the city is often referred to as a Portuguese Oxford and seems to be more suitable for students, there are many things to do for a retiree with wanderlust. However, if you’re in the mood to continue your education, this may also be the place to gain new knowledge.
Mild climate, low costs and calm lifestyle do their part. Coimbra boasts less expensive apartments and combines medieval architecture with dazzling bars. Being a good place to have a rest, the city is nevertheless lively due to the University and its attendants.
On top of all, you can rent your place to a student and get extra money.
What’s It All About?
Cheap and extremely beautiful, Portugal offers two of the best possible ways to spend your retirement. You can have a calm, relaxed lifestyle or choose to be an active retiree involved in a lot of interest groups. Take your pick or go for both.