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      6 The Portugal News • 14 Sep 2019

       Portugal best European country for expats



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       Portugal has come out on top as the                    ccording to the   rankings for Europe.    available to them (vs. 65  security (47 ), with only
                                                              Expat Insider
                                                                                                                                around half the respondents
                                                                                                        percent globally), and
                                                                                For its annual Expat Insider
       best European country for expats                       2019 Survey from  survey, InterNations asked  almost every expat (95  (46 percent and 51 percent)
                                                       AInterNations,           20,259 expats representing  percent) rates the climate  rating the respective factors
       thanks to the country providing a great         Portugal came third overall  182 nationalities and living  and weather positively (vs.  positively (vs. 55 percent and
       quality of life and the ease of settling in.    out of 64 global destinations  in 187 countries or territories  61 percent globally).  59 percent globally).
                                                       and was at the top of the
                                                                                to provide information on
                                                                                                                                The only countries in the
                                                                                                        Portugal also ranks among
                                                                                various aspects of expat life,  the top five expat  world that ranked higher
                                                                                as well as their gender, age,  destinations where it is easy  than Portugal in the survey
                                                                                and nationality.  The survey  to settle in for the third year in  were Taiwan and Vietnam
                                                                                is considered to be one of  a row (4  in 2019). Within  while at the other end of the
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                                                                                the most extensive when it  this index, it even comes first  scale Kuwait came in last
                                                                                comes to studying living and  in the Feeling at Home  place with Italy only one
                                                                                working abroad and      subcategory, with 83    place better, followed by
                                                                                includes information about  percent finding it easy to  Nigeria.  Kuwait was found
                                                                                quality of life, ease of settling  settle down in the country  to be the country where
                                                                                in, working life, personal  (vs. 59 percent globally). It  expats find it most difficult to
                                                                                finance, cost of living and  may help that 91 percent of  settle in, Italy has the worst
                                                                                family life.            expats find the Portuguese  work life and Nigeria was
                                                                                According to the Expat  generally friendly (vs. 68  found to have the worst
                                                                                Insider 2019 survey,    percent globally).      quality of life.
                                                                                Portugal offers an excellent  While Portugal also secures  Portugal has risen up
                                                                                quality of life (1  worldwide)  its spot in the top 10  through the ranks over the
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                                                                                and a “relaxed lifestyle”, as a  countries in the Cost of  years since the survey first
                                                                                British expat highlights. It is  Living Index (8 ; 83 percent  began, initially the country
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                                                                                one of the world’s best  satisfied vs. 47 percent  was ranked 41 out of 61 in
                                                                                countries for leisure options  globally), it is not a top scorer  2014 before rising sharply in
                                                                                (2 ): more than four in five  when it comes to working  2017 to fifth place out of 65
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                                                                                expats (83 percent) are  abroad (35 ). Expats are  and peaking this year when
                                                                                happy with the socialising  unhappy with their career  Portugal reached the
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       According to the Expat Insider 2019 survey, Portugal offers an excellent quality of life.
       According to the Expat Insider 2019 survey, Portugal offers an excellent quality of life.
       According to the Expat Insider 2019 survey, Portugal offers an excellent quality of life.
      According to the Expat Insider 2019 survey, Portugal offers an excellent quality of life.  and leisure activities  prospects (50 ) and their job  number three spot globally.
      According to the Expat Insider 2019 survey, Portugal offers an excellent quality of life.
       Portugal first to win Accessible Tourism award
      Portugal is the first country to receive the “Accessible Tourism
      Portugal is the first country to receive the “Accessible Tourism
      Portugal is the first country to receive the “Accessible Tourism
      Portugal is the first country to receive the “Accessible Tourism          to position Portugal as a leader in  the inclusion of people with disabilities, said.
      Portugal is the first country to receive the “Accessible Tourism
                                                                                                                      Furthermore, in 2016 the ‘All for All’
      Destination” award from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), which
      Destination” award from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), which
      Destination” award from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), which
      Destination” award from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), which       accessibility”.                     programme was launched, with the aim of
      Destination” award from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), which
                                                                                 The secretary of state for tourism, Ana
      recognises the effort in promoting accessibility.
      recognises the effort in promoting accessibility.
      recognises the effort in promoting accessibility.                         Mendes Godinho, added that this award  empowering Portuguese tourism and
      recognises the effort in promoting accessibility.
      recognises the effort in promoting accessibility.
        “Portugal is the only country to have  The distinction was awarded during the  was “a great boost for Portugal to become  creating accessible routes throughout the
      received this distinction, which is awarded  23rd General Assembly of the WTO, in St.  the most inclusive destination in the  country.
      for the first time this year by WTO in  Petersburg, Russia.               world”.                               According to data from the ministry of
      partnership with the ONCE Foundation,  According to the Portuguese         “This government has taken steps   economy, 116 projects have been
      and which recognises Portugal’s efforts to  government, there are 90 million tourists  towards transforming Portugal in a truly  supported so far, representing an
      promote tourism accessibility”, the  with specific mobility needs in Europe  inclusive country. There is no going back”,  investment of €20 million and support of
      ministry of economy said.            alone, “so this distinction is very important  Ana Sofia Antunes, the secretary of state for  €14 million.
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