As Portugal's second-largest city, Porto has a rich culture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been voted "Best Europe" destination in 2014, 2016, and 2017, and is also one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations, with over 7 million visitors each year.
With its Level 1 rating on the World Safety Index, Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world.
Porto and Northern Portugal's economies have been steadily growing and attracting increasing levels of investment from 2013 to 2019, and Porto's GDP has grown twice as fast as Portugal's during this period.
Porto's excellent infrastructure includes an international airport, seaport, modern highway systems, as well as a high-speed rail link to Lisbon.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Portugal consistently ranks high on lists of the best countries to live in, with excellent healthcare and education, and an incredible Mediterranean climate. In 2020, it was ranked 4th in the world for quality of life by U.S. News & World Report.
All these factors have made Porto one of the most attractive real estate markets in Europe. In addition, with the availability of an extensive pool of talent, highly reputable universities, and attractive labor costs, Porto has attracted many multinational companies, such as BMW, Bosch, Oracle, Microsoft IBM, and Talkdesk, to set up offices and research centers in the city, further boosting the economy.