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.


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.

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Cost of living


 

Economy

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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Invest Where


Living Destination 2019

“Portugal is an obvious destination for residential real estate investing. In recent years, and again in 2018, more than half (57%) of the transactions mediated by JLL were houses bought by foreigners. The British and the French are still very active, but the market currently reflects a strong Brazilian, Turkish and South African presence. In fact, through JLL, a universe of 48 different nationalities bought a house in Portugal in 2018. If we had been told this ten years ago, no one would believe it! The quality of life, authenticity and our increasingly cosmopolitan cities are very strong arguments, further driven by the strength of the real estate market. Despite the price increase, reaching levels never witnessed before in Portugal (EUR 10,500/ sq m in some areas), they remain, for these international buyers, at a desirable level compared to other European cities. And regarding the housing quality standards, we are also exceling…”
 

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.."