Idea infancy

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal

Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal The Portugal Expats forum is a community of people that have moved to Portugal from all over the World. This is the place for Expats to meet and discuss all aspects of the Portuguese way of life. Discuss anything from jobs, property in Portugal, culture, food, history and more.

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Strontium

Idea infancy

Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 19th May 2020, 06:13 PM
New Member
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
Ferriswheel is on a distinguished road

Default Idea infancy

My thought of moving is in its infancy. My questions are very general and I thank you in advance for all replies!
Can I live as a single man on $40k Canadian? I am a simple man (not a simpleton) with modest tastes. I don't want to live in a major city.

Can I import my Harley?

I do a solo acoustic guitar act based mostly on 60s, 70s rock and roll. Is there a demand in the cafes/bars for something like this? English performance but I certainly want to incorporate some native music.

I am teacher but would retire before heading abroad. What are the opportunities for teachers from Canada in Portugal. I would be interested in something casual. Not full time.

I am under the impression that there are opportunities to teach private English lessons and not be affiliated with any school. True?

Again, I thank you for taking them time to address my questions.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 23rd May 2020, 07:07 PM
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Bayern
Posts: 461
Rep Power: 114
Strontium is a glorious beacon of lightStrontium is a glorious beacon of lightStrontium is a glorious beacon of lightStrontium is a glorious beacon of lightStrontium is a glorious beacon of lightStrontium is a glorious beacon of light
208 likes received

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.

40k of your money is about 25k Euro.
Average wage here is about 1.2k Euro a month x 14 months (yes 14) is about 17k Euro pa.
If you live like a local then you'll have about 30% for extra curricular activities.
I didn't do any tax calculations.
You can import a Harley and there's many different hoops to jump through, do a search on this forum for lots of vehicle import info. Here's one of many motorcycle events.
Not much of an organized live music scene/venues so asking in places you want to play in person is the way forward. Porto does have vibrant alternative music but it's a bit underground as the funding and venues are difficult so a bit of squatting goes on in unused buildings as practice and recording spaces. Fado will only be in Portuguese but most other music is acceptable in English.
Difficult to get jobs so a load of Portuguese have gone abroad for work. English is widely spoken and possibly 25% (a guess) are fluent and articulate so you'll need some luck to get work teaching the subject privately.
Best is here people talk to each other and a lot of stuff is not internet based so you'll have to come here and spend a couple of months talking to people directly to get any idea if you want to live here or not.
MrBife likes this.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FORUM PARTNERS is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.