Working in Portugal

Work abroad in Portugal by tiseb

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 11th March 2011 and has been read 3546 times.

Fast facts Surface area: 92,120 km² Population: 11 Million Largest cities: Lisbon, Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Amadora, CoimbraUnemployment rate: 9.5% (Dec 2010)

Average Costs

50m² flat: €500 - 650 per month
Loaf of bread: €1.80
Cinema: €6
Meal in a local restaurant: €12

Where are the jobs?

Hotel and catering work
Tourism
International business
Retail

Major Portuguese companies

EDP SA - Electricity provider
Banco Comercial Portugues SA - Commercial bank
Jeronimo Martins - Retail
Mapfre - Insurance

Tips and advice

- You will need to speak some Portuguese as it is unlikely you will come across work, other than teaching English, if you don’t.
- A normal working week is on average 40 hours, with minimum wage at €475 per month, though most earn above €700 per month.
- Most temporary jobs are in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Portuguese job sites

Superemprego Correio de Manha Expresso Manpower Ofertas-Emprego


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