With 220 days of sunshine per year, almost 900 years of history, a unique heritage and a vibrant culture, Portugal is an exciting country.
To choose Portugal is to choose an exciting country, in the West Coast of Europe, to live and work.
Thanks to its privileged position, halfway between cities as distant as New York and Moscow, Portugal is an excellent platform for international business and an important gateway to the European market with privileged connections to Africa and Brazil. With a favorable economic environment, Portugal is a fiscally attractive country.
Portugal has great logistic and communication infrastructures with connections to major cities by air, land, sea, road or railway and our communications and telephone systems are known as one of the best and more advanced in the world.
Key facts about Portugal’s location:
- Nearest European country to the American continent time zones
- 3 hours from Brazilian, Argentine and Russian time zones
- Same time zone as UK and Ireland
- Facilitates business East and West, thanks to its privileged geographic position
Portuguese is the 5th most widely spoken language in the world shared by the CPLP (Portuguese Speaking Countries Community) countries like Brazil (one of the BRIC countries), Angola (one of the fastest growing economies), Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Principe, Guinea-Bissau and East Timor.
The Portuguese market is far larger than it may initially appear. It has 10.6 million people in the mainland and in Madeira and Azores islands, but it is also a gateway to a market of about 250 million people in the Portuguese speaking countries.
For all these reasons, Portugal is also an excellent entry point, or first test-market, for a foreign firm looking to get into the European Union.
By air, sea or land we have the speed you need to make your products flow worldwide. Portugal has 3 international airports in the mainland and 7 in the Azores and Madeira Islands with regular daily flights to all major world cities. There are also regular daily cargo flights from Portugal to the major hubs in Europe and Asia.
Our country is well known for having some of the world’s most advanced communication systems. Portugal ranks in the Top 30 countries with fastes broadband speed and is one of the countries in Europe with more fiber optic coverage. Portugal aims to attain full fiber optic coverage by 2020, through a strong investment in this technology.
- 7 international airports
- Daily flights to major cities around the world
- 9 main sea ports
- 4 international railway lines
- Advanced communication system
Where talent grows
The success of a project depends on the quality of its human resources. Portugal has a highly qualified, talented workforce. It’s an innovative country with a favorable economic environment and very diverse regions.
Portugal has today a strong pool of workforce with high level of education in a wide range of fields. Although we have a highly qualified and motivated workforce, our wages continue to be competitive when compared to various other EU countries.
- Growing number of students enrolled in Portuguese universities
- High skilled and motivated workforce with competitive wages
- Language skilled workforce
It’s nice to live in Portugal!
An unparalleled quality of live also attracts talent and investment. On the West Coast of Europe, doing business is a pleasure. 220 days of sunshine and a unique natural and cultural heritage, make Portugal very attractive to people and major tourism investments.
Here the sky is blue, the daylight is fantastic, and the sun sets in the sea. Imagine yourself on the beach, after a day’s work, enjoying freshly caught fish with a fine glass of wine, as you watch the sun set in the ocean.
Living in Portugal is a strong argument for attracting talent.Chosen by CNN as “The Coolest City in Europe” and by Wallpaper as simply the best, Lisbon was electedone of the 40 cities in the world with the highest quality of life, by the “2018 Quality of Living Ranking”. And it’s not by chance.