Portugal has been in the global spotlight as one of the most fascinating countries to live in Europe. The reasons for Portugal being an attractive destination, both in the eyes of major investors and foreigners who choose Portugal to live, is its exceptional quality of life.
Located in south-western Europe and a pivotal point between three continents, the European, American, and African continents, Portugal is an important stopping point for international routes. With three airports covering the north, centre and south of the country, Porto, Lisbon and Faro, these cities all have regular connections to major cities around the world.
Portugal is known for having an extraordinary climate. Speaking of the capital, luminous Lisbon, known by photographers as the ‘City of Light’, the number of hours of sunshine reaches 3300 per year, especially in the south, one of the highest in Europe. Living in Portugal, you can expect mild winters and hotter, drier summers.
Portugal is known for its safety, behind Iceland, New Zealand, and Denmark, it ranks fourth as one of the safest countries in the world.
Portugal is ranked third as the world’s most desired passports, through visa-free movement of citizens to a total of one hundred and thirty-seven destinations.
Portugal is also known to be a very favourable country of opportunities and business, ranking thirty-ninth out of one hundred and ninety economies in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020 ranking, and twelfth in the world in the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness ranking.
As a member of the European Union for 26 years, Portugal is part of the European monetary system, using the single European currency.
Lisbon was considered one of the top ten destinations preferred by European investors for real estate, and is also home to Web Summit, Europe’s largest technology event.
One of our most desired highlights are our tax benefits. As one of the most dynamic real estate markets in Europe, Portugal offers stable tax regimes that facilitate foreign investment and integration.
The Portuguese workforce is skilled and productive, with high language skills and supported by world-class educational institutions and leading schools in management and vocational training for tourism.
Internationally recognised for the quality of its accessibility and telecommunications infrastructure, with an extensive network of land, rail, sea, and airport routes. All major cities have internationally aligned schools and universities, ideal for relocating families. Portugal also ranks twelfth on the list of best health systems in the WHO survey.
With our extraordinary climate, it’s easy to enjoy outdoor sports in Portugal, as well as water sports and golf on the best courses in the world. Our territory is diverse in nature, and we are renowned for wellness experiences and our beautiful heritage, with nine centuries of history and sixteen UNESCO classifications, among monuments, landscapes and intangible heritage.
The Portuguese are known for being very welcoming and friendly, which highly aids in the integration of foreigners who visit and live in Portugal.
In addition to an Atlantic coast as far as the eye can see, there is also the Azores archipelago and Madeira, and a very seafood-based gastronomy with high-quality ingredients.
We naturally favour Portugal but do believe it will always be a wise decision.
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