Living expenses vary according to personal lifestyle and choice of housing. On average, 625,00 € per month is required to face the basic expenses:
|Expenses||Price in Euros|
|University (books, etc.)||25,00|
There are several students’ canteen facilities placed at main Universities where lunch or dinner is served for about 2,40 € (updated every year) per meal.
The timetable is:
- Lunch – from 11:30 to 14:30
- Dinner – from 18:00 to 20:30
Other meals can be obtained in the various snack bars available where full meals should cost around 5,00 €. There are some fast food restaurants near Alameda, Saldanha or Chiado Down Town as well as many low-priced restaurants.
Breakfast, in Portugal, normally takes place between 07:00 and 10:00 and consists of milk and/or coffee and toast or bread. In Portugal coffee is normally “espresso” type, called “bica” in Lisbon or “cimbalino” in Porto. Lunch is usually a full meal, including soup, fish or meat and dessert, with a coffee at the end. Most people have lunch between 12:00 and 15:00. Around 17:00, most people have a light snack and a coffee or milk. Dinner is also a full meal, like lunch, served between 20:00 and 22:00.