Patreon Ponders: Portugal's Expat Essentials

This episode is brought to you by
Get your mail delivered to your home country and receive it anywhere in the word

In this special Q&A episode, Josh and Kalie open the floor to their Patreon community, addressing a wide range of questions about living in Portugal. From adapting to life as an American in Portugal to navigating the complexities of the Portuguese immigration and real estate markets, this episode is packed with firsthand insights and practical advice for current and aspiring expats.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • Adapting to Life in Portugal: Josh and Kalie share their personal experiences on the most challenging aspects of adapting to Portuguese life as Americans and hint at their future expat destinations.
  • Real Estate Concerns: Insights into the final inspection and deed-signing processes for newly reconstructed properties, with a specific focus on utilities like electricity and water.
  • Project "Let's Get Building": How Josh and Kalie plan to handle utilities for their own real estate project, ensuring everything is in perfect order for future buyers.
  • Retirement and Pension Taxes: Discussion on the NHR program, pension taxes, and the impact of potential legislative changes on U.S. citizens retiring in Portugal.
  • Portuguese Immigration System: Addressing the challenges and possible solutions for those stuck in the AIMA immigration limbo, including the necessity of hiring professional help.
  • Self Check-Outs in Stores: Thoughts on the growing trend of self-checkouts in Portugal and the personal interactions they entail.
  • Overseas Rental Income Post-NHR: Information on how overseas rental income is treated in Portugal, including taxation, exemptions, and expenses.
  • Renters Insurance in Portugal: Clarification on the concept of renters insurance, its availability, coverage limits, and costs.
  • Finding Ping Pong Tables in Porto: A light-hearted query about where to find ping pong tables for some leisurely fun in Porto.
  • Comparing EU Countries: A comparison of Portugal with other EU countries like Spain and France in terms of cost of living and quality of life.
  • Public Health Insurance Process: Guidance on how to access public health insurance in Portugal, including the registration process and the role of private insurance.

Join Josh and Kalie as they delve into these questions and more, providing invaluable insights for anyone navigating the exciting yet complex journey of expat life in Portugal.

John McNertney of Green Ocean Global Advisors
Contact John now!
Hear John on Episode 13
Get your mail delivered to your home country and receive it anywhere in the word

Lusitano Dreams
Creative housing solutions for Expats!

ExpatsEverywhere Courses

★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Patreon Ponders: Portugal's Expat Essentials
Broadcast by