Although living in Portugal isn’t as cheap anymore, as salaries are very low and cost of living pretty high in comparison, doing the good things in life is still pretty cheap!
Although I am not a high earner, or even close for that matter, I can afford to go out for meals and drinks several times a month in Lisbon without breaking the bank. I sometimes go out weekly, or even several times a week. Just for a glass of wine. Ok, sometimes I share a bottle. Ok two. Shit, too many people I know read this. Fine, sometimes daily. Several times a day? But that’s because I have a passion. And way too much energy to stay in. And I am too nice to say no when people want me to join. Which they do Cos I am such good company. Very good. Especially after the third bottle. Ok, second.