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The Henley Residence Program Index 2024

A comprehensive benchmarking of the world’s most important residence programs. Indispensable for anyone considering residence by investment, this interactive tool enables investors to select the factors that matter most to them and their families. Use the Henley Citizenship Program Index 2024 to compare citizenship programs and the Henley Ultimate Portfolio to explore the ultimate combination of alternative residences and citizenships to unlock global access, mitigate risk, and create opportunity.

The Henley Residence Program Index 2024


Portugal boasts an excellent reputation and is considered one of the world’s most globalized and peaceful nations, with a high quality of life and a very high Global Peace Index ranking. It is among the oldest nations in Europe with a rich history, lively culture, exceptional cuisine, stunning beaches, and idyllic countryside.

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Austria is one of Europe’s wealthiest countries, offering a very high quality of life to its people. With awe-inspiring natural attractions and a well-developed and stable economy, Austria makes for an outstanding place of residence. The country is famed for being the birthplace of many renowned intellectuals, artists, and composers.

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Greece is a country strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is known for its beauty, and for being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, and important scientific and mathematical principles. Greece offers a good quality of life to its residents.

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Switzerland offers its residents political and economic stability and an excellent quality of life, and it ranks among the world’s top countries in which to live. It is home to many international organizations and is noted for its multi-cultural and plurilingual society.

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Home to many great works of art and architecture, Italy’s strategic location in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea makes it an ideal place to live. Italy is a founding member of the EU and NATO, has over 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is the third-largest economy in the eurozone. Italian residents enjoy high standards of living, education, and healthcare, and a unique quality of life.

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United Kingdom


The UK has long been a significant world power, both economically and politically. London is the financial capital of the world, offering an international business environment. The UK is also renowned for having some of the best educational institutions in the world and an open, international culture.

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Canada is frequently voted one of the best countries in the world in which to live. It is well known for its high standard of living, clean environment, low crime rate, and outstanding infrastructure. By area, Canada is the world’s second largest country, with exquisite physical geography and tolerant, multi‑cultural, and vibrant cities.

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Situated in Southwestern Europe, Spain is regarded as one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. It is a vibrant country admired for its majestic landscapes and excellent quality of life and a nation with a rich history and unique culture and traditions. Spain has one of the most important economies in Europe. It is also a full member of Europe's Schengen Area, the EU, and the Eurozone.

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With one of the highest GDP per capita in the world and a AAA credit ranking, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the ideal destination for investors and entrepreneurs seeking a rich business landscape and an attractive alternative location for private residence. The founding EU member state offers an excellent quality of life and advanced infrastructure.

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United Arab Emirates


The UAE is a key country in the Arabian Gulf and offers modern infrastructure, transport, and communications. It is an excellent place in which to conduct business, with easy global access. Dubai is the second largest of the seven emirates and ranks as the UAE’s most important international city and financial and commercial center.

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Singapore is frequently voted the best Asian city in which to live due to its excellent infrastructure and public services. It has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and offers a high quality of life to its residents. Globally, it is rated one of the wealthiest countries when measured by GDP per capita.

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Australia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and has an excellent reputation. It is a developed, multi-cultural country with an extremely high Human Development Index ranking and offers its people an excellent quality of life, economic freedom, and good protection of civil liberties and political rights.

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Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. Situated between Britain and France, it provides a convenient location and a relaxed lifestyle. It has a stable economy, an attractive tax system, and is an idyllic place to raise a family. Its residents enjoy a high standard of living and there are excellent flight connections.

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The small, highly advanced nation of Malta has risen to be one of Europe’s leading investment locations, driven by its reputation for stability, predictability, and security. The island nation’s spectacular natural beauty and Mediterranean lifestyle make it a desirable place of residence for wealthy individuals and families.

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New Zealand


New Zealand offers a great work-life balance, world-class education and healthcare, is an attractive destination for investment, business, and raising a family, and consistently ranks in the top 10 in terms of protecting investors and entrepreneurs.

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Strategically positioned between Central and South America, Panama is a global center for offshore banking. Significant seaborne trade — the result of the Panama Canal, connecting Atlantic and Pacific oceans — offers investors access to the international commercial goods markets, from the USA to East Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

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United States of America


The USA is the third largest country on the globe and has been the leading economic and military power for the last century. Dominating the global economy, it accounts for nearly a quarter of the world’s GDP. The USA offers a wide range of choices when it comes to lifestyle, culture, geography, and climate.

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Hong Kong


Hong Kong is a diverse, leading metropolis offering a unique blend of Eastern and Western traditions. It is one of the world’s most business-friendly cities and has a world-class infrastructure. Hong Kong enjoys an open economy with a free market and low taxation. It is an important international finance and trade center.

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Located on the Mediterranean Sea, with France as its only neighbor, the Principality of Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. Monaco offers a high standard of living, temperate weather, a high level of personal security, a modern and efficient infrastructure, and an absence of income or capital gains tax.

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South Korea


Located in East Asia, South Korea is an urban business and lifestyle hub. Its capital, Seoul, is vibrant by day and night, boasting excellent infrastructure, including transport, allowing residents easy access throughout the country. This future-focused nation’s economy, the third largest in Asia, is highly industrialized.

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With its beautiful beaches and tropical Mediterranean climate, Cyprus is considered an ideal destination for permanent residence for non-EU nationals. The island offers a good quality of life, an excellent healthcare system for its residents, and diverse options for education at its private English schools and universities.

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Latvia is situated within Europe’s Schengen Area, on the Baltic coast. Riga, its capital, was founded in 1201 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Approximately half of Latvia’s territory is covered by forests, offering many nature trails and parks. Latvia offers excellent transport and cultural links with Europe.

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Thailand is a sought-after destination in southeast Asia. The country offers an affordable and high standard of living. Its attractions include spectacular ancient ruins, scuba-diving sites, tropical islands, an exciting nightlife, palaces, Buddhist temples, and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Malaysia is one of Asia’s most vibrant economies due to its continued industrial growth and political stability. After gaining independence, Malaysia joined the British Commonwealth. A member of the UN and APEC, it is also a founding member of ASEAN. Malaysia offers excellent beaches, breath‑taking scenery, and dense rainforests.

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Mauritius is an Indian Ocean island nation attracting considerable foreign investment. With steady growth for decades, Mauritius is one of the most business-friendly countries in Africa. Residence brings many benefits, including lifestyle advantages, with additional benefits for Southern African Development Community citizens.

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With impressive infrastructure, an excellent quality of life, and a highly stable political and economic environment, Namibia is among the safest nations in Africa. It is a member of the UN, African Union, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Customs Union, and Southern African Development Community.

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