Porto top for family living

By TPN/Lusa, in Regional, News, Property · 22-01-2021 01:00:00 · 1 Comments

Porto has been highlighted as the most family friendly city for living in Europe, with Lisbon following in third place.

Raising a family can be a totally different experience depending on which city you live in around the world, with some cities offering the perfect home for young families, providing everything from affordable housing to exciting family activities.

SUMO Finans, a Norwegian company, have looked at 50 European cities, ranking each one on a number of factors to reveal the best European city for family living and Porto ranks number one, with Lisbon then following closely in third position in the rankings.

The criteria taken into consideration for each city were the Global Peace Index 2020 Score, the cost of childcare, the number of ‘good for kids’ attractions, the PISA performance average score, the cost of living for a family of four, the cost to rent a three bedroom house, the number of ‘nature and park’ attractions and the number of things do in that city.

Porto takes the top spot on the table, with plenty of family-friendly things to do, including a score of 0.92 for nature and park sites per square km, and 1.69 ‘good for kids’ attractions per square km.

After Porto, with a score of 75.28 out of 100, Barcelona comes in second, with a score of 68.60, and Lisbon third with a score of 68.12.

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Despite the fact that my income is above average, and twice higher than that of people working in the same positions but as employees in Porto, I don't find Porto in any way affordable. I'm going to move with my family to Braga where property prices are twice lower. Porto doesn't provide competitive employment opportunities, especially in the IT sector. Porto is good if you are a factory owner or other business owner. Here you pay 50% more b/c Porto is a tourist attraction.

By SS from Porto on 27-01-2021 12:09
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