LISBON NEARSHORE
Welcome to Lisbon!
Welcome to Lisbon! Many international companies are setting up their IT teams in Lisbon today!

Do you know why?
GREAT ABILITY TO SPEAK FOREIGN LANGUAGES

61% of Portuguese people speak at least 1 foreign language. English learning is mandatory from elementary school. 78% of the students learn 2 or more foreign languages (65% in EU-28, 53% in France or 42% in Spain). Portugal is 15th out of 72 countries in English Proficiency (EPI 2015).

STATE OF THE ART TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

4th fastest broadband in the world and 2nd fastest in EU-28. 29,1% of fiber connections in total broadband (OECD average: 20,1%)

QUALIFIED ENGINEERS & A COMPETITIVE ECONOMY

4 000 graduates a year, with the highest proportion of science and engineering degrees anywhere in the EU (WEF 2014)

Portugal's labour costs are about half of the EU's average (Eurostat 2016)

Government tax and financial incentives to the establishment of a business. 5th fastest country in number of days to start a business: 2,5 days (Global Competitive Index 2014-2015)
QUALITY OF LIVE AND SAFETY
  • Safest European Capital (EU)
  • Rated the world's 2nd most welcoming country for migrants (UN)
  • Surfing and golf resorts at 15 minutes from the city centre
  • Europe's sunniest capital with over 220 days of sun per year
  • Fine Mediterranean gastronomy


Distance between Lisbon and Key European Cities
  • Madrid / 600 Km / 1h by Plane
  • Paris / 1.800 Km / 2h30m by Plane
  • Londres / 2.182 Km / 2h20m by Plane
  • Frankfurt / 2.300 Km / 2h55m by Plane
Set in the Atlantic coast, this port city is a relatively small capital of 548,000 people, with golden sandy beaches and 220 days of sunshine a year. Lisbon offers a work-live-surf-and-golf culture in a picturesque setting where English is widely spoken. Plus, office and staffing costs are relatively low compared with other capitals in Western Europe.
BBC.com