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MGI Recruitment is the leading global expert in multilingual contact centre recruitment.

With
over 10 years experience we have built a sterling reputation within the multilingual
recruitment industry. MGI based in Dublin, Ireland and we are proud to say that MGI
Recruitment specialises in securing
Permanent Jobs within the following sectors:
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Customer Service
Technical Support
Financial Services
IT
Sales
Senior Technical Support
Travel and Tourism

MGIs consultants will advise you on the best place to look for accommodation and assist
you with practical information.
When you move to another country to start a new job, look on it as investing in your future,
an investment that will be rewarded.
Finally, securing a job abroad means that you are an EXCELLENT CANDIDATE and you have
been chosen from at least 10 other candidates applying for that very same position.
Thank you for choosing MGI Recruitment

Living in Lisbon, Portugal


Portugal is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in south-western Europe. It is the
westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west
and south and by Spain to the north and east.
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal with a population of around 2.7 million
people being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union. It is
continental Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast.
Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The
westernmost areas of its metro area is the westernmost point of Continental Europe.
Lisbon is recognised as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media,
entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. It is one of the major
economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest
container ports on Europe's Atlantic coast.

Climate
Lisbon enjoys a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers.
The average annual temperature is 21.5 C during the day and 13.5 C at night. Average
annual temperature of the sea is 17.5 C. Among metropolises in Europe Lisbon has the
warmest winters, and the mildest night time temperatures, from an average of 8.3 C in the
coldest month, and a comfortable 18.6 C in the warmest month.
Rain occurs mainly in winter, the summers being generally dry. Sunshine hours are about
2,800 per year, from an average of 4.6 hours of sunshine duration at day in December to an
average of 11.4 hours of sunshine duration at day in July.

Transportation
Lisbon's public transport network is extremely far-reaching and reliable. The Lisbon Metro is
its main artery, connecting the city centre with the upper and eastern districts and now
reaching the suburbs. Ambitious expansion projects will increase the network by almost one
third, connecting the airport and the northern and western districts. Bus, funicular and tram
services have been supplied by the Companhia de Carris de Ferro de Lisboa (Carris).
Transportation

Mean

Range

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

1.40

1.40

1.80

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

36.00

35.00

50.00

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

3.25

3.00

3.90

Apartment Costs

Mean

Range

Apartment (1 bedroom) in Town Centre

570.00

500.00

700.00

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

360.00

300.00

450.00

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Town Centre

1,015.00

800.00

1,500.00

500.00

800.00

Accommodation

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 665.00

Extra Bills
Bills generally amount to 85 every two months. This includes electricity, heating, water,
and rubbish.
Internet connection costs an average of 25 per month. Packages vary.
There are many competitive phone networks. Find one which best suits your needs.

General Information:
Restaurants

Mean

Range

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

7.00

6.00

9.00

Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

30.00

20.00

40.00

Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar

5.50

5.00

6.00

Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught)

1.50

1.00

2.00

Imported Beer (0.33 litre bottle)

2.00

1.20

3.00

Cappuccino (regular)

1.26

0.80

2.00

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle)

1.18

1.00

1.50

Water (0.33 litre bottle)

0.92

0.50

1.00

Markets

Mean

Range

Milk (regular), 1 litre

0.61

0.54

0.75

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

1.13

1.00

1.50

Eggs (12)

1.78

1.30

2.00

Local Cheese (1kg)

5.00

5.00

5.00

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.08

6.00

10.00

Apples (1kg)

1.31

0.80

1.90

Oranges (1kg)

0.91

0.69

1.20

Potato (1kg)

0.70

0.50

1.00

Lettuce (1 head)

0.79

0.50

1.20

Water (1.5 litter bottle)

0.52

0.30

0.80

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

4.00

3.00

5.00

Domestic Beer (0.5 litter bottle)

0.96

0.80

1.10

Imported Beer (0.33 litter bottle)

1.21

0.90

1.80

Pack of Cigarettes

4.50

4.20

4.80

Sports & Leisure

Mean

Range

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

40.42

30.00

50.00

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

7.50

5.00

10.00

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

6.40

6.00

7.00

Clothing & Shoes

Mean

Range

1 Pair of Jean (Or Equivalent)

79.09

50.00

100.00

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store

28.67

20.00

40.00

1 Pair of Athletic Shoes

72.20

60.00

90.00

1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes

75.23

60.00

100.00

Enjoy your stay in Lisbon!

MGI Recruitment
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