Portugal, The Best Place To Live
A Living Dream
Portugal, one of the developed capitalist countries, is a member of the Schengen countries, also a founding member of the euro.
Portugal is ideally located in the southwest end of the Iberian Peninsula in Europe, adjacent to Atlantic Ocean in the west and south, and bordering with Spain in the north and east, with a massive coastline of more than 840 km. In the modern history of Western world, Portugal is one of the key birthplaces of European history and culture. In the 16th century, it had become a colonial empire together with Spain and made a significant influence on the world pattern.
Imagine living in a country where you can find a huge diversity of landscapes and environments in a small area: sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, golden plains and mountain, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities and a millennial heritage. Here you can practice water sports, play golf on the best courses in the world, contemplate nature, experience the most novel well-being treatments, or just get out into the country and discover.
With its mild climate, lots of sunshine, top ranking of Negative oxygen ions in the air, Portugal is the perfect paradise all year round and very suitable for living.Did you know that the number of hours of sunshine per year reaches values as high as 3300 in the south of the country and 1600 in the north, some of the highest in Europe?
Portugal has an excellent geographical location. At the meeting point between three continents – Europe, Africa and America, it has always been central to the most important international routes. Here you can find international airports all over the country – Lisbon, Faro and Porto have regular connections to major cities in the world.
It takes just a few hours from any of the other European capitals to Portugal.
PoliticsWith almost nine centuries of well defined geographical borders, a democratic parliamentary regime with political stability prevails in Portugal.
Best Quality of Life
Portugal won most os best travel awards including the famous “WORLD LEADING DESTINATION” of 2017 at the World Travel Awards, having been the first european country to win "best destination“. According to one of the world’s most comprehensive reports—Expat Insider 2017—Quality of Life Index 2017 , Portugal has the Best Quality of Life in the World.
The food in Portugal is a closely guarded secret. Portuguese cuisine has everything to please even the most discerning palate because it is based on genuine quality products, cooked according to traditional recipes or to the most innovative and unusual trends. Starting with the fish from our extensive Atlantic coast, the best fish in the world in the opinion of many renowned international chefs. The foods of Portugal are infamous for a variety of fare, including many types of fish and crustaceans, meats, cheeses, and desserts.
Portugal is a country of strong wine tradition, and the excellent quality of its wines is recognised across the world, with numerous awards and distinctions won in international competitions. Portugal produces some of the world's finest and most distinctive wines, and those are not just Port. The Douro Valley in the north of the country is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, and its "greens" together with the reds from the rest of the country have a growing reputation internationally. In 2017 Portuguese wine exports grew 5.7% in volume and 8.5% in value.
• Exports 2017: 778M€
• Production exported – 40%
• Worldwide wine exporter – 9th
• Worldwide wine producer – 11th
Cost of living
Food 68,2 (Index: New York = 100)
Service 67,9 (Index: New York= 100)
Bus Ticket €1,80 (10 km journal )
Clouthing 53,3 (Index: New York = 100)
Metro Ticket €1,40 (10 km journal)
Restaurant Meal €40 (3 good quality main courses)
Portugal has been a member of the European Union for 26 years and forms part of the European Monetary System, using the European single currency. According to the World Bank, Portugal is the 43rd largest economy in the world, with one of the highest GDP growth rates over the last 40 years among the OECD countries. Portugal is ranked among the best countries in the world for doing business: in 2012, Forbes business magazine ranked Portugal in 24th place, on a list made up of 141 countries..
Aspects such as property rights, innovation and technology, individual, commercial and monetary freedom and investor protection were all taken into account for this evaluation. Portugal is also the 17th most peaceful country in the world out of a sample of 153 countries (Global Peace Index 2011) and holds 32nd place out of 182 countries in Transparency International (Corruption Perception Index 2011): Portugal holds 32nd place out of 182 countries.
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Living Destination 2019
Portugal Market Pulse
“The first quarter of 2018 ended with a positive balance in both investment activity and the office, retail and housing areas. The cross-sectional trend, however, is one of adjustment in the pace of growth, given that 2018 was a record year in almost all segments.
In the first three months, the offices dominated the activity and the retail sector generated 18% of the investment in the quarter, highlighting the growing interest of investors in high street retail and retail parks. Investment is also more diversified, driven by interest in alternative assets.
The Lisbon residential market continued its upward trend, although there was a softening in price increases and greater diversification in terms of areas.."