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)