According to specialists of International Living (IL), Portugal is the 9th best country in the world to retire to [Forbes Media LLC., International Living’s 10 Best Places to Retire Around the World in 2017]

In 2016, the Monocle Quality of Life Survey placed Lisbon as the 16th city with the best quality of life in the world and the 10th among European cities [Monocle, Quality of Life Survey, 2016]

  • Portugal property prices have been extremely low for the last 10 years, and prices are rising now creating opportunities for investment in the country;
  • The property market in Portugal is highly developed, it’s up there with the highest European standards in terms of quality, transparency and dynamism;
  • Portugal has made a solid recovery since the financial crisis. All its European partners have recognized that Portugal is on its way to budgetary consolidation;
  • Taxation is below the European average;
  • There is no inheritance tax imposed on the transfer of assets from parents to their children;
  • Portugal is ranked the 3rd safest country in the world from a cross section of 163 countries (Global Peace Index 2017) which ensures a safe and secure family life;
  • Portugals’ temperate Mediterranean climate creates cool winters and warm summers. Thanks to the influence of the ocean, temperatures rarely reach extremes;
  • The historical and emotional ties which unite Portuguese speaking countries such as Brazil are also positives for the acquisition of property in Portugal
  • Easy and fast access to the whole of Europe;
  • Lisbon and Cascais are the most sought after regions and receive many visitors all year round;
  • Lisbon has been awarded a number of prizes for tourism: Best European Destination to Visit, Best Short Term Visit Destination in Europe and Best European Destination for Cruise Liners. Apart from this, it is one of the cities with the best quality of life in the world;
  • In Portugal, 95% of its territory has access to the internet.