Portugal Country Data

 

Portugal has come out on top as the Best European country for expats thanks to the country providing a great quality of life and the ease of settling in.

According to the Expat Insider 2019 Survey from InterNations, Portugal came third overall out of 64 global destinations and was at the Top of the rankings for Europe.

 

Destination Portugal has everything you could wish for: historic cities, world-renowned cuisine, natural landscapes and a warm welcome.

It's possible to live in Portugal without speaking Portuguese, but if you master the language life will be much more fun.

In the 2020 Global Peace Index, Portugal is third out of 163 countries when it comes to overall safety.

In Europe, Portugal comes second out of 36 countries, sitting right behind Iceland.

Fresh fish, world famous wines, great cuisine, beautiful countryside, and spectacular beaches.

 

It is very true to say – Portugal is the most affordable and desirable country in western Europe!

 

 

 

 

 

Expats are in Demand

A lot of anti-immigrant rhetoric (and policy) has swept across America and western Europe in recent years, but Portugal really bucks the trend. The country wants immigrants – Yes you too!

 

In January 2020, Portugal’s interior minister proudly announced that “in 2019, for the first time in our history, the barrier of half a million foreign citizens residing in Portugal has been overcome”.

With an overall population of 10.3 million people, that means just under 5% of Portugal’s people are foreign-born.  

The country’s workforce was severely depleted by heavy emigration between 2011-16, and now the government is doing all it can to bring people back in.

The most attractive policy is a 50% income tax cut until 2023 for any Portuguese people who have left the country for more than three years.

If you’re not an absconded Portuguese person, don’t worry – the government has also made it easier for foreigners to acquire work visas and purchase desirable homes.

 

Bem Vindo

 Welcome to Portugal

 

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