Madonna did not choose to live in Lisbon by chance! According to one of the expatriates cited by “Expat Insider 2017,” an annual report conducted by InterNations to determine which country offers the best conditions for people who work in a country other than their own, “Portugal is a gem of a country hiding in plain sight.”
This year, the study by InterNations, an online community that brings together foreign residents with high purchasing power and qualifications on the five continents, saw 125 thousand people in 188 countries respond and they voted Portugal the European country with the best quality of life for expatriates. Portugal ranked fifth overall in the world. The ranking was topped by Bahrain, Costa Rica, Mexico and Taiwan.
Excellent climate with lots of hours of sunlight, a friendly population and plenty of leisure activities were some of the qualities pointed out that made expatriates consider the country easy to adapt to.