Angola - Country Guide for Expats

Capital City

Luanda

Currency

Angolan Kwanza

(1 AOA = 0.15 INR)

(1 AOA = 0.0020 USD)

President

João Lourenço

Official language

Portuguese

Government

President System, Unitary, Republic

Population

32.87 Million (2019) World Bank

Time Difference to India

Angola is 04.30 hours behind India








Capital City: Luanda is the largest city in Angola and World’s most expensive city. It is an Industrial Centre majorly manufacturing beverages, automotive products, and cement. Also, Agricultural products produced in the Luanda include coffee, cotton, sugarcane, oilseeds, and palm oil and kernels; cattle raising is locally important.

Cultural and Social Environment: The Overall security in Angola and Luanda city has improved markedly and the crime rate is much lesser than the other African Countries for the expats residing. There are Beaches, Temples, Indian Restaurants, Indian Supermarkets. Recently, the Indian Movie (Dabbang 3) and Telugu Movie are released and Indian Channels like Sab TV, Sony TV, Zee TV Etc. are also telecasted.

Educational Facilities: Luanda has many American and Portugal schools around the city. The international schools are available till higher secondary, but syllabus and quality of education is only good enough till 5th grade. Also, education is very expensive (Nursery school fees for a child is approximately 500 USD per month.)

Medical Facilities: There are only Portuguese Hospitals in Angola, doctors and medicines are available to some extnet, but it may be expensive, and Expats are suggested not to take treatment in Angola and travel back to their home country.

Major Industries: The Industrial Sector is dominated by Four Major Industries- Aviation Industry, Mining, Food & Beverage and Hotel & Tourism.

Political Environment: Angola adopted new constitution in 2010, since then Angola has stable, quick and responsive government mostly dominated by Socialist Principles, but the economic stability is not at par.

Job Opportunities for Expats: Luanda is a hub for expats who come to build their career in Angola. These expats in Angola form insular committees in Luanda where most of their travel and stay are organized by their Employer as the cost of living independently is quite high compared to the neighboring, Average cost of renting a house for a middle working class is about 500 USD.

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