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Portugal flag

Key Info

  • Constitucional Republic
  • Population: 10 million
  • Portuguese territory includes the island of Madeira and archipelago of Azores
  • Capital city: Lisbon (600.000, metropolitan area: 3 million)
  • EU member-state since 1986

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Geography

  • Located in the south-west point of Europe, making it ideal European gateway for South America, North America and Africa
  • Closest European country to USA and Canada
  • Four hours time difference between Lisbon and São Paulo
  • Regular 1180 direct weekly flights from Lisbon connecting to the major hubs around the globe
  • Maintained unchanged borders since 1297

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Climate

  • 3000 hours of sunshine during the year
  • 850 km of beautiful sandy beaches
  • Average summer temperature 22º C
  • Sunny and warm weather spreads from March to November
  • Winters are mild and wet

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Business

19th

Best country to do business in, according to Forbes

25th

For ease of doing business, according to World Bank Group

Currency:
Euro

20.300 GDP per capita (nominal)

1,6%

Inflation

8,9%

Unemployment rate

Tax incentives tax credits and financial supports for investment, tax exemptions and grants for job creation

Acquisition of citizenship by way of investment

Tourism continues to boost the economy: 12,7 million tourists visited Portugal in 2017

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Quality of Life

2nd

In migrant integration according to Migrant Integration Policy Index

4th

Safest country in the world according to Global Peace Index

3rd

Passport worldwide by power rank according to Passport Index

41st

Country worldwide in Human Development Index

3rd

Country worldwide in Personal Happiness Index

9th

Country worldwide in Health and Well-Being Index

5th

As top expat destinations in the world according to Internations Expat Survey 2017 (jumping 23 ranks compared to 2016!)

1st

By the Quality of Life index according to Internations Expat Survey 2017

Portuguese constitution guarantees religious freedom to all its residents. A welcoming, open, tolerant and peaceful nation

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Lifestyle and leisure

  • Europe’s Leading Destination 2017 and 2018 by World Travel Awards
  • Ranked 2nd country by leisure Options Index
  • Ranked 4th country for consummation of wine per capita
  • Multicultural, fully integrated cultures and nationalities into the Portuguese social life
  • Portuguese language is 6th most spoken language in the world

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