Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


New data from the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK has revealed what Londoners are looking for when they move to Portugal.

Figures gathered at the October 2022 Moving to Portugal Show in London reveal that it is city living in Portugal that most appeals, with 56% of London attendees expressing an interest in life in Greater Lisbon (compared with 54% expressing interest in the Algarve and 28% in Porto and northern Portugal). That compares with pre-Covid data from the Manchester Moving to Portugal show, when the Algarve topped the list of destinations of interest (with 61% of attendees expressing interest in life in the Algarve, compared to just 42% showing interest in life in Lisbon), according to the Chamber.


“We can see that Londoners are more interested in city living when it comes to starting a new life in Portugal. There seems to be a correlation with age, as well, with younger movers seeking out city life, perhaps due to the more extensive work options that Lisbon presents – as well as its vibrant and welcoming social scene, and the quality of life that the city offers for young families,” said Christina Hippisley, General Manager of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK.


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