If you are like many retirees, you may well want to move abroad when you have finally given up the daily commute for good. Many people choose to go to Portugal for the wonderful weather and the relaxed way of life – and in many cases for the golf! The Algarve is a favourite destination and one of the advantages is that that there are many other retired expats living there as well. 
Futebol is like a religion in Portugal. The three big football teams are Sporting CP, SL Benfica (both based in Lisbon), and FC Porto. Whenever any two of these teams play against each other, the whole country comes to a grinding halt for 90 minutes (plus injury time). 
Buying a home in Portugal is easy. There is very little red tape. This is partly because the country wants immigrants. There was heavy emigration from 2011 to 2016 and the government is doing everything it can to bring more people in to boost the workforce. In fact, the population of Portugal is 10.3 million and in 2020 the government proudly announced that foreign born individuals had just hit the ½ million figure. If you spend over €500,000 on property in Portugal, you can get a Golden Visa which is a free residency permit for you and your dependents. 
Living costs are affordable too. In fact, it is the most affordable country in Western Europe. In Portugal they eat a lot of fresh fish, especially on the Algarve. The average Portuguese gets through 57kg of fish every year, in particular cod and sardines. And of course, there is a lot of wine and also, as you might expect, port. 
If you are going to move to Portugal, at Movers International we can take you there. It is a favourite destination, and we actually have a regular run there every couple of weeks for removals to Portugal. Our drivers are very familiar with the road system, and we have a large choice of different removal vans. So, if you only need a small load it can go as a part load on one of the regular runs. But if you have a lot of belongings to take with you, our removals to Portugal service is capable of dealing with anything that you wish. 
Our friendly removers and packers will pack all your goods safely and securely so that everything arrives in perfect condition, and we will make your move as stress-free as possible. 
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