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Portugal

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, fishing has influenced its national dishes which include salted cod and grilled sardines. The Algarve’s beaches are a favourite beach destinations Lisbon was flattened by an earthquake in the 1700s but today is a major city celebrating its once-powerful maritime empire. See Portugal with help from Wyld Family Travel’s detailed Portugal travel guides

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Accommodation

The average price for one person for accommodation in Portugal is €45. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Portugal is €89.

Transport

In Portugal, they drive on the right-hand side of the road. You can pick up a rental car at any major airport in the country. Portugal has a large network of trains and buses to get you around the country. Lisbon is famous for its old-world trams.

Money

The official currency of Portugal is the Euro. The Euro comes in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 banknotes Debit and credit cards are accepted widely. We suggest using a Wise card to cut down on high international withdrawal fees.

Food

Food in Portugal is relatively inexpensive. A meal at a mid-priced restaurant should cost around €7.90, while coffee will set you back €2.10 and a loaf of bread €1.10. Overall, Portugal is considered one of the cheapest countries to live in Western Europe, and is on average, 50% cheaper than living in the United States.

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