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Lisbon
Portugal's capital, and largest city, has long been a popular destination for remote workers. Set on several hills situated along the Atlantic coast, it's the laid-back lifestyle, incredible food, colorful buildings, impressive castles, great nightlife, nearby beaches, high level of English and relatively low cost of living that makes Lisbon such a hotspot. It's possible to surf, wander through markets, soak up some history, eat fresh seafood and enjoy an excursion to nearby Cascais and Sintra, all in one weekend. Also, with mild winters and warm summers, this is one destination that can be visited at almost any time of the year.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 1901 2258 ${ selected_currency } per month in Lisbon, with an average rent of 925 1099 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 925 1099
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 130 154
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 260 309
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 35 42
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 157 186
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 23 27
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 60 71
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 26 31
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 17 20
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 28 33
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 23 27
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 45 53
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 62 74
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 62 74
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 48 57
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 1901 2258
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
Do you have a tip about Lisbon? Please share and help the community!
I personally would avoid staying in the heart of the city as it gets noisy in the evenings and with all the partying, it's not the most pleasant place to walk through late at night. Staying somewhere like Santos, just outside the center, gives you the best of Lisbon without the noise and night time crowds.
By Jeremy F. Housing
When looking at apartments, make sure you give each place a thorough examination. Things like water damage, mold, cracks in the wall, windows that allow a lot of street noise in are all things that you might notice right away and many apartments in Lisbon have those issues.
By Mariella M. Housing
Uber is quite inexpensive in Lisbon and a good way to get around if you need to travel across the city, especially at night.
By Caroline W. Transportation
You'll always hear mixed things about living here, right in the heart of the city. Based on my experience, I think it's a good spot to live for a few months. It's actually quiet and calm during the day, with a nice hip vibe. In the evening, it's a different story as the bars and restaurants open and the nightlife starts up. While it's not the most expensive area to live in, rental rates are definitely higher here than in neighborhoods farther away from the center.
By Joaquin S. for Bairro Alto area. Where to live
Cool spot to get some work done. Very friendly staff and great food too. The only thing is that it does get crowded often so it really only works as a workspace when it's not a busy time of the day.
By Priyanka K. for The Mill cafe. Workspaces
Average weather in Lisbon
Most common months to visit: March - May, September, October
What to know
Population
517,000
Main airport
Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Language
Portuguese
Tap water
Drinkable
Tipping
5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps
Uber, FreeNow