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Capital: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Paid Time Off:  In Portugal, employees are entitled to 22 days of paid vacation per year.

Public Holidays: Each year, there are 13 public holidays. (New Year's Day; Good Friday; Easter Sunday; Portugal's Independence Day; Labour Day; Corpus Christi; Assumption Day; Portugal's Republic Day; All Saints Day; Portugal's Independence Day; Immaculate Conception; Christmas; General Taxation)

Individual Income Tax:  The average personal income tax rate ranges from 14.5% to 48%.

Employer Cost: It is about 27.90% of employee salary.

Specifics of the Employment Contract: All documents must be submitted to the local authorities. Contracts in both English and Spanish are permitted and encouraged.


Probation Period: A probationary period of 15 to 30 days may be included in fixed-term contracts of less than six months. A 90-day probationary period can be included in indefinite contracts. A probationary period of up to 240 days is included in indefinite contracts for senior management.

Minimum Wage Requirements: The monthly minimum wage is EUR 665.

Working hours and overtime: Generally, the maximum working time is 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Overtime is defined as working more than the maximum number of hours per day and must be compensated with an overtime supplement.


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