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Portugal flag

Key Info

  • Constitutional Republic
  • Population: 10.2 million
  • Includes the archipelagos of Madeira and Azores
  • Capital city: Lisbon (population 507.000; metropolitan area 2.8 million)
  • Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world
  • EU member-state since 1986
  • Founding member of the EURO currency and Member State of the Schengen area
  • Currency: Euro

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Geography

  • Atlantic gateway to Europe
  • Privileged access to 500M European and 260M Portuguese-speaking consumers (Brazil, Angola, Mozambique…)
  • Nearshore location in the same time zone as the UK
  • Closest European country to the USA and Canada
  • Three hours time difference between Lisbon and São Paulo
  • Daily direct flights to major cities: 139 from Lisbon and 100 from Porto
  • Unchanged borders since the 13th century (1297)

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Climate

  • 220 sunny days per year
  • 850 km of beautiful sandy beaches
  • Average summer temperature 23.5º C
  • Sunny and warm weather spreads from March to October
  • Winters are mild and wet

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Business

19th

Out of 88 countries for English proficiency, English Proficiency Index 2018

34th

Out of 190 countries for ease of doing business, World Bank 2019

25th

Out of 161 best countries to do business, Forbes 2018

32nd

Out of 129 countries for global innovation, Global Innovation Index 2019

28th

Out of 125 countries for global talent, Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019

34th

Out of 141 countries for global competitiveness, Global Competitiveness Report 2019

-0.7%
July 2019

Inflation

6.6%
July 2019

Unemployment rate

Financial and tax incentive to Productive and R&D Investment

Acquisition of citizenship by way of investment

Incentives to Job Creation/Hiring

Tax incentives to attract Highly Skilled Workers (NHR, Tech Visa)

Tax incentives and credit lines to Urban Rehabilitation (IFRRU 2020)

"Regressar" programme (tax incentives and financial assistance to Portuguese emigrants)

Home to the Web Summit 2016-2028

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Quality of Life

2nd

In migrant integration according to Migrant Integration Policy Index (2015)

3rd

Out of 163 countries safest in the world, Global Peace Index 2019

3rd

Out of 68 countries best for expats, Expat Insider 2019

1st

Out of 68 countries for Quality of Life and for Feeling at Home, Expat Insider 2019

5th

Out of 125 countries for Tolerance of Minorities, 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index

22nd

Out of 125 countries for Tolerance of Immigrants, 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index

The Portuguese constitution guarantees religious freedom to all residents of this welcoming, open, tolerant and peaceful nation.

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Lifestyle and leisure

  • World’s Leading Destination 2018 & Europe's Leading Destination 2019
  • 2nd out of 68 countries for Personal Happiness & Leisure Options, Expat Insider 2019
  • 7th out of 68 countries for Health & Well-Being, Expat Insider 2019
  • Lisbon ranks 1st in the Cultural Vibrancy Index, The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, XL Category, EU, 2019

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