Portugal is the best country when it comes to the friendliness of the local population towards foreign residents, according to the respondents of the “Expat Insider Survey” made by Internations.
For the first time ever in the “Expat Insider Survey”, Portugal claims the top position as the country with the friendliest attitude towards foreign residents.
Portugal has climbed nine places to claim the title of the friendliest country towards foreign residents worldwide. The sunny country offers an equally warm welcome to its expats, with 36 percent of the survey respondents saying they felt at home straight away — nearly double the global average (19%). When asked if they would possibly stay in Portugal forever, almost half (47%) said yes. Close to four in five expats (79%) say that the Portuguese as welcoming, and almost a third (29%) say that local residents make up the majority of their friendship group — a figure much higher than in the average global expat circle (19%).