Foreign real estate investment in Portugal has a direct multiplier effect on the economy.

Still, according to data (for 2019) collected by the Portuguese Association of Resorts (APR) in 2019, it was possible to ascertain and quantify that the impact in five years, after the purchas’ time, is almost 7 times greater than the initial investment in Portugal of each new resident, whether foreign or returned Portuguese. 
APR's eExecutive dDirector, Pedro Fontainhas, adds, "We should also reverse our diminishing fiscal, legal and bureaucratic attractiveness, and make Portugal attractive to those who come to live, work, raise a family and retire".

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