There really is no answer but this one: there’s no reason for the best developers in the world to flock to a specific geographic location. Sure, some countries have better IT education than others, and you can look at that rank by checking our article.
Realize that if you look for a developer in a tech hub or in a G7 capital, you likely have to settle for hyper-expensive or mediocre (sometimes, both!). The reason is simple: all the top talent has been poached by companies with billions in hiring budget.
Conversely, if you look for a programmer who has opted to live a quieter life in a country like Portugal, Spain, Romania, or Argentina — often, so they could spend less time fighting the commute and more time practicing their craft — you’ll be able to get a real gem for a reasonable price.
(Do note: we don’t do cheap. We find great software engineers because we have a reputation for finding people good jobs with good pay. Don’t think of us as your shortcut to Uncle Scrooge land.)