PORTUGAL, SPAIN AND GREECE: COMPARISON OF GOLDEN VISA STATISTICS
Portugal, Spain and Greece: Comparison of Golden Visa Statistics
Greece, Spain and Portugal are Europe’s most demanding Golden Visa programs. Statistically, let’s compare the investment demands of these three countries in the context of Golden Visa.
Real estate investments in terms of location
In Greece and Portugal, real estate investments made within the scope of Golden Visa are predominantly made in the capital, but this situation varies in Spain. Only one-sixth of the investors who invest in Spain invest in Madrid, and the investors who made these investments mainly made the second city of Barcelona.
Comparison in terms of nations
In these three Golden Visa programs, the top applicants were the Chinese, but the majority of the Chinese (60%) only invested in Porkekiz. The Russians were the second most invested nation in Greece and Spain, but in third place in Spain. The second place for the Golden Visa investments in Spain was the Brazilian.
In terms of total investment distribution
In these three countries, most Golden Visa investments are made by real estate investment (although Greece plans to allow other investment options, so far has not been made by official authorities), but one third of investments in Spain is not a real estate investment.
For many years, Portugal has been a leader in terms of Golden Visa applications in total, but in recent years Greece has been the leader of the Golden Visa applications and in this year Greece has taken the lead from Portugal in terms of total application. On the other hand, a nice increase was achieved in Spain Golden Visa applications. In 2017, an increase of 140% was observed.
Comparison with the applicant in terms of dependent persons
Although the average number of people applying to the Portugal Golden Visa program is 3 on average, the Golden Visa program in Spain seems to be more attractive for singles. In this context, the families of those who applied to Spain Golden Visa consisted of 1.87 people on average.