Many French, English and Americans are looking to settle far from the mainstream. For these affluent migrants, the Alentejo is the new eldorado. As a small, diverse country, numerous factors are key to the decision to move to Portugal. These include a mild climate, rich culture, low crime rate and attractive fiscal incentives, to name a few.
Portugal climbed one position to 9th place in the international ranking for 2017, developed by International Living Magazine. The survey highlights the low cost of living and real estate, as well as the quality of food and cultural life. Mexico came in first in the Annual Global Retirement Index aimed at US expatriates.