The place to invest and live
One of the 20 best places to live, invest and work in Europe
It’s also one of the safest countries in the world. Politically stable and with a privileged geopolitical position, as a member of the European Union, Portugal offers access to a market of 28 countries with approximately 495 million consumers, providing an entryway into a global market of 220 million Portuguese-speaking consumers.
A safe port for
real estate investment
- Innovative and stable economy
- Incomparable investment opportunities
- Competitive business factors and conditions
- Ease of starting a business (5 days, 6 procedures)
- Ease of registering a property (1 day, 1 procedure)
- The concept of property used in Portugal is “full ownership” or “freehold”
- High productivity levels
- Clear tax rules
- Ease of obtaining residence permits
- Special tax regime for non-habitual residents
- Inheritance tax revoked in this country
- Attractiveness and quality of life
Portugal is ranked #56 among the 180 countries that comprise the 2020 Index of Economic Freedom and stands at #34 on the list of 141 countries that make up the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Competitiveness Report. Why? Because, among the many benefits for foreign investors, as it follows, Portugal is a great place to live.
High Quality Lifestyle
- Beautiful, diverse natural scenery
- Cosmopolitan cities with cultural attractions and a high standard of restaurants, bars, nightlife and hotels
- Very high level international and local schools
- Excellent healthcare system
- One of the safest countries in the world
- International expat network
- Healthy work life balance
- Multitude of indoor and outdoor hobbies and pursuits to suit all individuals and families
Non Habitual Resident Tax Regime (NHR)
It presents an array of fiscal advantages, with tax exemptions or extremely reduced taxes for residents under the regime, making it possible to receive most foreign income without attracting Portuguese tax for 10 years. Also:
- Tax exempt from foreign sourced dividends, interests, real estate and pension.
- No wealth, gifts or inheritance taxes.
- Flat income tax rate of 20% for those employed in Portugal in one of the pre-defined ‘high-value’ professions.
Portugal Golden Visa Program
What are the advantages of the Golden Visa? Created in 2012, the program allows foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a fully valid residency permit in Portugal and to apply for Portuguese citizenship after five years, among other benefits such as:
- Enter Portugal without a special visa
- Live and work in Portugal
- Bring your family with you
- Apply for permanent residency and/or Portuguese citizenship after five years
- Access the Portuguese healthcare and education system (on the same basis as Portuguese citizens)
- Travel freely in the entire Schengen Area