Portugal Business, Taxation and Offshore Information
According to the International Monetary Fund, as of 2013, Portugal has the 46th highest GDP per capita in the world. It is ranked as 43rd on the UN's Human Development Index (a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life).
Portugal was one of the original members of the eurozone, having switched from the Portuguese Escudo to the euro (€) upon its creation in 1999. The Portuguese Republic consists of Continental Portugal and two Autonomous Regions - the Azores and Madeira. Madeira is a tax-privileged economic area with a Free Trade Zone. More »