In general, the cost of living is lower than in a lot of European countries and the US. Therefore, you can easily live on a budget while you are spending time in Portugal, while you are still enjoying everything that the country has to offer. Coffee, for example, costs about €0,50.
Eating out itself isn’t expensive either. Generally, you’ll be paying around €15 per person. And this includes the main course, dessert, and liquor at the end of your meal. The Portuguese kitchen is quite simple, but yet they know how to prepare their meats and fish well and full of flavors. For vegetarians, it isn’t always easy though to find something appropriate to eat.
You do need to look out where you are, as prices are very regional. On the south coast or in bigger cities you’ll pay a bit more than when you are in the countryside.
Renting a holiday place itself also isn’t that expensive. At Maravilhas we have special prices for those who’d like to stay at our place for the winter. People who are staying for longer than a month, we will be offering a discount.