Medeiros e Almeida Museum
Jardim Zoologico (Lisbon Zoo)
Health costs were €630.28 in February. €365.28 for the 50% of sun glasses. €159.78 for health insurance and the rest on vitamins and doctor co-pays.
I spent €327 (up slightly from January) on food because I stocked up on meats (fish, chicken, pork and red meat).
I ate out 7 times this month for the grand total of €101.40 - that averages to €14.49 per meal. Not bad! That even included a fabulous meal (and most expensive of the 7) at a French restaurant in Belém called Restaurante Comptoir Parisien.
Utilities - Gas (for two months) was €23.83 and Electricity was €33.87. I'm still waiting on the Water bill from my landlord. They pay and then I reimburse them.
I continued to do the tasks necessary after receiving my residence card. I'm now a tax resident of Portugal and received my NHR status which means I only pay a 10% flat tax for the next 10 years (if I understood this correctly), but what I pay in the United States would be subtracted from that amount (I think I will definitely get a Portuguese accountant to help me when it's time to do taxes next year).
At the end of January, I had all of the tests done for my physical. This month, I saw the doctor to review them. Unfortunately, my cholesterol is very high, so I'm now on a daily statin drug.
I also went the dentist for a cleaning. My cleaning along with a full set of X-Rays was only €63 and I don't have dental insurance here. It would have probably been closer to $400 in the United States. The dental hygienist recommended a cleaning every 6 months. I'll be curious to see what just a cleaning costs. I had two cavities (bad Linda!) and a possibly needing a root canal and crown. I've had both cavities filled for €30 each.
I also went to the eye doctors for a yearly exam. I do have vision insurance included so I only had to pay my co-pay of €19. My vision only changed very slightly in my left eye so I don't need new glasses. However, since my sunglasses were even an older prescription from 2020, I decided to get those replaced. Glasses are most expensive here (at least for my level of prescription - as I mentioned above it was €680). Unfortunately my current health insurance plan doesn't pay for glasses. I might have to look for another plan since I know that some plans do pay.
Murder Under Cover by Kate Carlisle.
The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton
Continuing with the Bridgerton series, When He Was Wicked and It's in His Kiss by Julia Quinn.