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Discover the cheapest cities to live in Portugal and there is a city in the Algarve, that is part of this group.

According to Postal, Portugal from North to South has made a list of the cheapest cities to live in our country and there is one in the Algarve that is part of this selection.

The list was based on medium-sized cities in Portugal, with a population of less than 100 thousand inhabitants, but greater than 35 thousand, with infrastructure and services, with hospitals, shops, transport, and leisure, among others.

The values ​​presented are average and “may not accurately reflect your real needs, as each family has its own consumption habits”. Most of these places are in the interior of Portugal, but there are also options on the coast.

Bragança was voted the cheapest city in Portugal, followed by Castelo Branco, Caldas da Rainha, Vila Real, Viseu, Santarém, Évora, Viana do Castelo, Aveiro and Portimão. Although Portimão (Algarve) is the 10th cheapest city in the country to live in, the rent for a one-bedroom apartment costs 350 euros more than in Bragança.


Bragança has around 35 thousand inhabitants and is located in the northern region of Portugal, more precisely in the district of Bragança. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes of the Montesinho Natural Park, in the northeast region of Trás-os-Montes.

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Cost of living in the city:

– Rent (1-bedroom apartment in the center) €500

– Supermarket expenses (couple) €150 – €200

– Transport (per person) €24

– It is necessary to consider that despite the low costs, the salary in the city is also one of the smallest in the country, the monthly net fee is €600.

Portimão is the 10th cheapest city in the country

According to the blog, the rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Portimão is around 850 euros. Spending at the supermarket varies between 150 and 250 euros per person per month, not forgetting transport, the average cost of which is around 24 euros. It should be noted, however, that the average monthly salary is set at 667 free euros.

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In addition to the Algarve city being equipped with all essential services, Portimão is located on the estuary of the Arade River and has a vast number of beaches nearby, namely Praia da Rocha, Praia dos Três Castelos, Praia dos Três Irmãos and Praia do Ford.

Portimão is one of the cheapest cities in Portugal and is located in the hottest region of the country. The city is growing and with increasing demand.

For those who want to live close to the most beautiful beaches on the Portuguese coast, Portimão is a small city that can offer a great quality of life, with all types of services, hospitals, shops, and leisure.

Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/

By Lala