Portugal Among Top 25 Most Attractive Countries for Foreign Workers: BCG

Portugal climbed 4 spots to join the top-25 club, and Lisbon is now ranked 28th, up from No. 40 in 2018, according to Boston Consulting Group.

Portugal’s appeal to foreign workers continues rising, with the country jumping four spots to number 24, according to a report released Thursday by Boston Consulting Group and The Network.
The report polled people in 190 countries about their preferred destinations for working abroad in 2020. The number-one destination country in 2020 was Canada, which pushed the U.S. down to second place.
Lisbon, meanwhile, has joined the top-30 group of most preferred cities for working abroad, ranking at 28, after coming in at 40 in 2018.
Meanwhile, as in the rest of the world, there was a drop in the percentage of respondents in Portugal who are either already working abroad or are willing to move to do so, from 58% in 2018 to 48% in 2020.
The top-10 ranked countries in Europe as a destination for working abroad are Germany, the U.K., Switzerland, and France, which have been in the top 10 since 2014. Spain and Italy, which were ranked among the top 10 in 2014 and 2018, have dropped off the list in 2020.
The only geographic region where Portugal is viewed as a top-10 destination is Sub-Saharan Africa.

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