Over the years I’ve put together a few simple tools that I hope are useful to at least some of Nomad Gate’s readers.
Here’s the list:
Golden Visa Property Area search
Since the changes to the Portuguese Golden Visa program in 2022, residential real estate investments are only eligible for the Golden Visa in some areas of Portugal. This tool lets you enter any address or town and it’ll let you know the rules for that area. In addition it’ll show you the minimum investments for regular properties and qualifying refurbishment projects.
Go to the Golden Visa Property Area search
Retirement Savings Calculator
This calculator will help you forecast how much money you’ll have during retirement. You can vary a range of assumptions, such as income, savings rate, return on investments, retirement age, and much more.
For additional background, read The Ultimate Retirement Savings Guide for Expats & Nomads.
Go to the Retirement Savings Calculator
Phone forwarding XML generator
This simple tool is useful if you want to use a service like Twilio or Plivo to forward a virtual number to your phone. Simply enter your phone number as part of the URL and the needed XML is automatically generated. Add the URL in your Plivo or Twilio dashboard.
Example: If your phone number is +1 (415) 123-000, the URL should be
For additional background, read How to Build Your Own Virtual Phone in Minutes.
Go to the Phone Forwarding XML Generator
Exchange Rate Markup Calculator
This simple tool will help you calculate the exchange rate markup provided by banks or other currency exchange services.