General information

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The emergency number in Portugal is 112.
  • The unit of currency is the Euro. Find here the Banco de Portugal conversor
  • Most hotels, car-rental agencies, shops, pharmacies, entertainment venues and restaurants will accept Visa and Mastercard.
  • ATMS are available in all major tourist, business and shopping areas.
  • Taxi drivers generally only accept cash. 
Voltage: 220/380 volts at a frequency of 50 Hertz. All sockets follow European standards. To use American-type plugs, a 220-volt transformer should be used together with an adapter plug.
Living Costs
ProductLiving costs (examples)
Bread1.5 €
Coffee (espresso)0.65 €
Beer1 €
1 dish meal7.5 €
Fast food / Salad5 €
Pizza7.5 €
Bus ticket0.90 € (purchased in advance); 1.45 € (on the bus)
Water Bottle (small)0.50 €
Daily Newspaper1.10 €
Schedules and Working hours
Buses: Every day – 24 hours (plan your inner mobility here!)
Underground: Every day 6.30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Banks: Mon-Fri. 8.30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Shopping Centres: Every day 10 a.m. – 12 midnight
Shops: Mon -Fri. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pharmacies: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p. m. also: 24 hour (night) service
Meal times: Lunch: 12 mid-day – 2 p.m. Dinner: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m
Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Porto has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreable temperatures in the summer months are an open invitation for a walk by the river...
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