IMF - Lagarde on Portugal - Page 2 – Miscellaneous – Expats Portugal Community Forum
IMF - Lagarde on Po...
 
Share:
Notifications
Clear all

Please feel free to view our Forum, but you must either LOGIN or REGISTER to join in the conversation.

IMF - Lagarde on Portugal

9 Posts
6 Users
0 Likes
1,358 Views
Posts: 702
VIP Member
Topic starter
(@barlaventoexpert)
Member
Joined: 14 years ago
8 Replies
Posts: 454
VIP Member
(@quintanet)
Member
Joined: 17 years ago

yes incredible, this is the price for all the latest mod cons, irrigation systems, air con, underfloor heating etc etc

Has she not heard of cutting ones cloth to make ends meet.

You can live & survive in a different way if you have to, without any of those aforementioned items. In fact many of the Portuguese already do (estrangerios also) and have done for a long long time.
If you can't afford the standard of living you're used to, then you have to change it.

Reply
Posts: 2381
VIP Member
(@x-camone)
Member
Joined: 12 years ago

Has she not heard of cutting ones cloth to make ends meet.

Have to admit I haven't :lol: , though I have heard of cutting one's coat according to one's cloth.

Reply
Posts: 4248
VIP Member
(@lobito)
Member
Joined: 14 years ago

yes incredible, this is the price for all the latest mod cons, irrigation systems, air con, underfloor heating etc etc

having said that my edp for two months was 261, and I don't have any of the afore mentioned items

I spoke today with a Portuguese woman who works at psychiatric clinic in Faro, she says they have lots pf people now needing help with depression over money problems which is hardly surprising

Quite a few people I know seem depressed and terribly worried even if nothing much has changed in their lives (which is the case of people that have little and have always lived with very little). The general mood is very depressive.

And yes, for that kind of bill I have thought of underfloor electric heating, for example, which is notoriously expensive to run. Some people never paid much attention to the running costs of "must have" items. Until now, that is...

Reply
Posts: 702
VIP Member
Topic starter
(@barlaventoexpert)
Member
Joined: 14 years ago

<thinks>Note to self!
Barla - "Yes!"
Alter-ego - "Remember when you were in Pompei recently!"
Barla - "Yes!"
Alter-ego - "Remember seeing that wood/charcoal fired underfloor heating Roman Villas were equipped with?"
Barla - "Yes!"
Alter-ego - "Is there a market here in Portugal for wood/charcoal fired/bio/solar powered roman_underfloor_heating 2.0?"
Barla - "Hmm! Possibly! Maybe you should talk to a local "empreteiro" about it!"
Alter-ego - "Aaaaargh!
<exits stage left, screaming flailing arms wildly!>
</thinks>

Reply
Page 2 / 2

To post a reply, sign up and become a member!

Premium

By becoming a valued Premium Member today, your support will help the team continue to bring you useful content about life in Portugal. You can also:

JOIN TODAYOnly €25 per year
Share:

Join our community for Free, or subscribe for exclusive member-only content, support and hundreds of €’s in savings

Your membership comes with a 14-day, no-risk, money back guarantee. Love it or we’ll refund your money.

Community Member

Full access to our community Forum
FREE
  • Full access to community Forum

Premium Member

Exclusive member-only content
€97 Year
  • Full access to community Forum
  • Browse the forum advertising-free (only see our partners)
  • Unlock your ‘12 part Moving to Portugal" guide
  • Guaranteed entry to our webinars
  • Savings & freebies from our partners
  • Receive community support
  • Personal email support
  • Receive exclusive video content
  • And help us grow this website and community
Popular

Premium Plus

  • We are no longer taking applicants for this program
  • Look out for new features on our new site coming soon

Copyright © 2022 Expats Portugal

Marketing by Unity Online