Living and working in Lisbon

Living & working in Lisbon as a digital nomad, sounds like a dream!  Remote working in Portugal is becoming more and more popular. On Wejustgotback.com we share experiences of other digital nomads in Lisbon and give you the best Tips & Tricks to start your own living and working in Lisbon journey!

Overall Score

4.75/5

Family Score

Good

Internet

26mbps

Temperature (now)

Air quality (now)

Safety

Good

Lack of racism

Okay

Income level

1646

English speaking

Very good

Walkability

Very good

Freedom of speech

Good

Happiness

Fair

A/C or heating

Fair

Traffic safety

Average

LGBTQ+ friendly

Yes

Quality of life score

Good

Fun

Very good

Humidity (now)

Cost

2200 $ / mo

Lack of crime

Education level

Average

Startup Score

Fair

People density

Peace (no pol. conflict)

Hospitals

Not good

Nightlife

Fair

Places to work from

Friendly to foreigners

Good

Female friendly

Good

Digital Nomad Guide

Continent

Europe

Average trip time

12 days

Internet speed (avg)

26mbps

Weather (now)

Seasonal

Power

European Type C plug

Best neighborhood to stay

Penha De Franca

Tipping

No

Cashless

Yes, almost everywhere

Best coworking space

Digital Nomad Guide

Tap water

Not drinkable

Visitor return rate

14

Population

550000

GDP per capita

19 750 $

Population density

Religious government

Not religious

Apartment listings

Best national air carrier

TAP

Closest int'l air airport

Cost of living in Lisbon

Cost of living for nomad

2200 $ / month

Cost of living for family

3060 $ / month

1br studio rent in center

768 $ / month

Hotel (avg price month)

1379 $ / month

Airbnb (avg price month)

2044 $ / month

Dinner

7.10 $

Beer (0.5L)

2.37 $

Cost of Living

Cost of living for expat

1508 $ / month

Cost of living for local

874 $ / month

Coworking costs

176 $ / month

Hotel (avg price night)

64 $ / night

Airbnb (avg price night)

67 $ / night

Coca-Cola (0.3L)

1.08 $

Coffee

1.18 $

Reviews

Have you ever been to Lisbon, Portugal?

Share your experience with us!

Lisa
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After first spending 2 weeks on a working vacation in Lisbon I decided to go there for a longer period. So now I've been living in Lisbon for almost a 8 moths and I certainly don't regret it. We have a nice digital nomad community here and there are enough like-minded people to do fun things with in my spare time. So far living and working in Lisbon has been a very enjoyable experience.
Tom
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I lived and worked as a digital nomad in Lisbon for about a month. It was a really great experience to be living and working temporarily in this city. During the week I was able to work in a nice co-working and in the weekends I enjoyed all the beautiful sights Lisbon and surroundings had to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Making money as a digital nomad can be done many numbers of ways. As long as the job doesn’t require you to be physically present with your clients or co-workers, you can work as a digital nomad.

Examples of job titles of americans living and working in Lisbon as Digital Nomad are writers, translator, project programmer, developer  designer, marketeer, or consultant. 

Living and working in a new location sometimes comes with learning a new language. In Portugal they speak Portuguese. 

Before moving to a new location, it is important to know what the cost of living in that new location is. Cost of living in Lisbon is average on Unknown.

This is more complicated question to answer. Where you pay taxes as a digital nomad will be based on your nationality, which country you earn your money from or where exactly you are a resident.

Try to figure out what applies to your situation by doing it yourself or contacting an accountant in your home or, if you reside a fair amount of time in one country, that new place.

Working and living in Lisbon

You are or want to become a Digital Nomad and are considering living and working in Lisbon? We from Wejustgotback.com will tell you what Lisbon has to offer you as a digital nomad!

A good first step is to see if you can do your work remotely in Lisbon for a US company. 

Our TIP is to prepare well! Read about Lisbon and look at the living in Lisbon pros and cons. What are the cost of living and working in Lisbon for example? Is there a community of other expats working in Lisbon? Can i combine doing a good amount of working hours with pleasure and exploring Portugal? And in the long term check if you need a special Lisbon digital nomad visa!

But also important, how is the weather and (gastronomic) culture in Lisbon? Take all the above factors into account and weigh the pros and cons to make living and working in Lisbon an enjoyable experience!

Jennifer

Jennifer

Hi there. My name is Jennifer and for the past 10 years i have been traveling around the world as a Digital Nomad, working as a travel blogger and content creator. I have lived in different countries in Europe, Africa and South America. For Wejustgotback.com I will be gathering useful information about my favorite places to help you on your 'Digital Nomad - way'.

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