How cheap is Portugal compared to South Africa?


One thing is for sure – living in Portugal will cost you half as much as it takes to live in the U.S., the UK, or Australia.To get a rough estimate of amenity prices like rent, food, transportation, clothing, utilities, and other details, the website Numbeo is a fantastic and extensive resource. Moving to Portugal can be a real deal!

For example, they estimate that

* meal for two at a mid-range restaurant should run you about R400 (for three courses.)
* A pint of beer goes for R22.00
* cappuccino or soft drink for R22.00
* and a bottle of water should retail at just under R11.00

If you were to stop at the market for a gallon of milk, a fresh loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, a bottle of decent wine, and a pound each of chicken, potatoes, onions, apples, and bananas, you should expect a bill of around R400.00.

A monthly local transportation pass costs around R399.00 (an investment only worthy if you’re based in either Lisbon or Porto.)

Portugal taxi tariffs start at R49.00.

And then there’s the most important essential: Internet. You can expect a monthly plan at around R392.00 for unlimited data at 10Mbps.

Basically, moving to Portugal is like living in a European country while paying less than South African prices.

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