Portugal Nazare


Portugal - What can you expect

The Portuguese is friendly and excluded. He likes to help and many speak English. Portugal is visited by about 17 million tourists every year. Therefore tourism is an important branch of the economy. Most tourists go to Lisbon or the Algarve but the country has a lot to offer, especially inland. For example the small town of Obidos or the Coimbra - a must. Portugal is very well maintained and clean.

Portugal Cabo Roca
Portugal Cabo Roca Beach

Average Costs

Transportation - The liter of diesel cost on average 1.13 EUR (period January-May 2020). For comparison, the average price of diesel in the world was 1.01 EUR. The liter of gas cost 1.37 EUR in the same period. Also here in comparison the average price in the world was 1.11 EUR.

Campground - Well, another country in which we have not seen a campground from the inside. At the moment it is still possible to stand free in Portugal. But since more and more Womo travelers are on the way, this possibility will vanish into thin air sometime. For more information about campgrounds please follow the link below.

Food - Big Mac Index = 4.74 USD 1 liter of milk costs on average 0.64 EUR 12 eggs cost on average 1.71 EUR 1.5 liters of water cost on average 0.54 EUR

Suggestion daily budget – 50-60 EUR (Note: This is a budget suggestion, which assumes that you are as free as possible to stay overnight, eat out a little, cook most of your meals yourself and that your vehicle is not the big fuel guzzler. With the budget tips below you can reduce this number at any time. However, if you want to stay in more demanding accommodation or eat out more often, you can expect this amount to be much higher).

TIps for first visit

1. Prepare your food – Food prices are lower in Portugal than further north in Europe. Therefore, shopping in a supermarket or weekly market is certainly an inexpensive option.

2. Saving while driving – In Lisbon and Porto, the Lisbon or Porto Card is the discounted way to visit the city. 

3. Check where the locals eat – The daily dish “Prato do Dia” is available in some places between 6-8 euros. In many cases there is even a drink with possibly also a dessert.

Portugal Coimbra

Do’s and don’ts

If one visits Lisbon or Porto, good footwear is recommended. The same applies to Coimbra. So light sports shoes are best. Everybody should know a little bit of Portuguese. That may then be limited to good day (bom dia) and thank you (Obrigado) as well as goodbye (até à próxima).

Otherwise the Portuguese is friendly and speaks – especially in cities and the agglomeration – also English.

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