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The world is moving to Portugal

by Sable International | Sep 14, 2015
  • A fantastic standard of living and the friendly locals has led to many international citizens choosing Portugal as their new home. This is unlikely to change thanks to investment solutions like Golden Visa Portugal making it easier to move there and potentially gain nationality.

    From holiday to home

    Portugal has always been a popular destination for tourism and visitors spent over €10.4 billion in 2014 alone. Now, thanks in part to the Golden Residence Permit Programme (GRPP), more and more people from international destinations are choosing to invest in property and settle permanently in one Europe’s friendliest countries.

    Cost of living

    Portugal is one of the most inexpensive places to live in all of Western Europe. The price of food and public transport is comparable to places like South Africa and Argentina. Living in Portugal allows you to enjoy excellent infrastructure and as well as personal safety, at reasonable prices.

    A popular country for investing

    The GRPP has brought €1.47 billion into the Portuguese economy thus far, and Portugal is an increasingly popular investment destination for international investors.

    A number of international citizens choose to invest in Portugal and many have elected to buy property there. The competitive housing prices, especially in comparison to other EU countries, are another reason for the Mediterranean country’s popularity. 

    A variety of locations

    Many people who move to Portugal choose to live in Lisbon, which is understandable as it is a beautiful city steeped in history and culture. 

    However, If you fancy a more bucolic lifestyle, Portugal also has beautiful forests, beaches and highlands. 

    If you’re interested in taking part in our Golden Visa Program, give us a call on: +27 (0) 21 657 1584. You can begin the GRPP pre-qualification process by filling in this form.

    We are a professional services company that specialises in cross-border financial and immigration advice and solutions.

    Our teams in the UK, South Africa and Australia can ensure that when you decide to move overseas, invest offshore or expand your business internationally, you’ll do so with the backing of experienced local experts.

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