Insights into what is involved in buying, selling & living in Portugal

Utilities and their costs In Portugal

What are the Monthly Costs and How to Connect Moving to Portugal or any foreign country can be daunting. One of the first things you have to sort out is the basics such as the utilities in Portugal. Yes, those nasty bills for things you need in your home that have to be paid for every month, but we can’t live without. Read more →


Electricity supply in Portugal has historically been provided only by Electricidade de Portugal (EDP). Power provided by EDP is 220V AC, 50Hz single-phase or 380V AC, 50Hz three-phase. This is the same as in most of mainland Europe and Africa. It is different from that supplied in USA, UK, Ireland and most of anglophile Africa. Read more →