For the first time ever, Portugal claims the top position as the world’s most welcoming country for expats.
According to InterNations, almost every expat living there (94%) says they are happy with the attitude of locals towards foreign residents.
Indeed, this general satisfaction is far above average across all top-10 destinations.
Most Welcoming Country in the World:
• Friendly attitude towards expats: 94%
• Ease of making local friends: 58%
• Expats likely to stay forever: 47%
Climbing nine places since 2016, Portugal claims the title of the most welcoming country for expats.
“The local population is friendly and helpful,” states an Australian, while a Dutch expat values that “people look after each other” here.
79% of expats describe the Portuguese as welcoming, and about 29% state that locals make up most of their social circles - compared to 19% in the rest of the world.