There are 3 Algarve cities in the top-25 national, according to the latest study Portugal City Brand Ranking prepared by firm Bloom Consulting, which establishes the ranking of 308 Portuguese municipalities based on a combination of three factors: living, visiting and business. The second good news is the rise of the three cities compared to the 2016 report.
Still in the top-10, the Algarve’s most prominent city is Faro, which ranks 9th nationally and ‘climbed’ four places over the last year, after having been a few years losing position. The position reached results from the weighted average of two 11th places, in the business and visit categories, in which it registered a significant improvement, and a 17th place in relation to the living part. Faro appears ahead of district capitals like Setúbal, Aveiro and Leiria and of cities like Vila Nova de Gaia and Almada.
In 17th place is Albufeira, which rose a position compared to 2016. For the national ranking, contributed the 17th place in business, the 37th place in the live category and, above all, the 4th place in the tourism. The city leaves behind other district capitals like Viseu, Évora and Viana do Castelo.
Also a rise of one place compared to the last study of Bloom Consulting, Portimão occupies the 19th position of the national ranking. The city of Barlavento is in 27th place in the business and 25th in the living sector, but it is in the area of tourism that stands out with a 6th place.
Lisbon, Porto and Cascais occupy the three places of the national podium, especially Cascais, which surpassed Braga at the top of the national ranking.
The Portugal City Brand Ranking analyzes the 308 municipalities, through factors such as attracting new investors, tourists and new residents, as well as statistical data, among others.