Despite leaving the podium, Portugal continues to be one of the most peaceful countries in the world. Portugal comes in fourth place in this year’s Global Peace Index behind only Iceland, New Zealand and Denmark.
The Portuguese minister for Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, states in a communiqué “The fact that Portugal is considered one of the most secure countries in the world is an asset and tribute to the quality of life of the Portuguese,” and is a “competitive advantage compared to other countries, contributing to investment and tourist attraction”.
Of the 163 nations analysed, the most peaceful country in the world is Iceland with 1.1 points, unchanged from the previous year. Ahead of Portugal is New Zealand (1.253), in second place, and Denmark (1.256), in third.
Alongside climate, safety is an important deciding factor when choosing a specific country in which to buy a house or holiday home abroad. After all, you want to be able to enjoy your life there, or the holidays that you spend there, in peace. Portugal has been known for its excellent climate for many years. The sun shines for about 3,000 hours a year in the Algarve, and the warm sea breeze from the Atlantic Ocean always feels pleasant on the skin. But perhaps less well known is that Portugal is also one of the safest countries in the world. This is mainly because the political climate in the country has been stable for years, and crime rates in Portugal are some of the lowest in Europe.
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