Cost of Living in Luanda

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.29 $ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 $ 41.80-115.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.59 $ 12.08-20.58
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 $ 1.21-4.22
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.48 $ 1.93-5.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.99 $ 1.85-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.70 $ 0.96-4.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.24 $ 0.74-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.36 $ 8.33-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.12 $ 0.91-5.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.20-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.67 $ 3.00-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.26 $ 3.63-15.88
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.54 $ 3.63-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.71 $ 6.35-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 4.23 $ 2.72-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 1.63 $ 0.48-6.80
Oranges (1 lb) 2.63 $ 1.68-4.08
Tomato (1 lb) 3.18 $ 2.00-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.72-3.63
Onion (1 lb) 2.24 $ 1.72-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 3.83 $ 3.00-4.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.13 $ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00-17.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.29 $
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.20 $
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $ 1.50-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 1.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $ 80.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 $ 1.61-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $ 15.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.32 $ 3.41-5.68
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 25,000.00-40,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $ 20,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 342.67 $ 120.00-800.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 $ 0.07-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 300.00 $ 200.00-400.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 137.60 $ 98.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 600.00 $
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 $
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 130.00 $ 100.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 105.00 $ 60.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 184.00 $ 150.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 243.71 $ 232.49-250.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,613.42 $ 2,000.00-3,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,166.67 $ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,000.00 $ 4,000.00-9,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,250.00 $ 4,000.00-8,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 882.57 $ 836.12-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 232.26 $
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,333.33 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.33 10.00-13.50

Prices in Luanda

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Last update: October 2017
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37 Comments so far

#Walid on Jun 28, 2017 :
Hello guys...
I would like to have some guidance for my interest to come as investor to angola in the tourism/entertainment sector.

I own a TV production house and events company in Qatar...
In addition to 2 nightclubs...
1- X Lounge ... 2000 seats outdoor Hip hop club
2- Grand Mandaloun ... 750 seats luxurious Arabic club

Planing to come to Luanda to open an affordable luxury indoor nightclub
And an outdoor beach bar with outdoor nightclub facility on the beach

I need some help and guidance from someone who knows the country...
Grankly i only heard about angola from investors here in Qatar and thought of your suuport if possible.


#Chinasa on Jan 07, 2017 :
How can live in Luanda be this much expensive, How can a man with a family in another country living in Launda survive with his family. If the price list, listed above are real then is crazy Nigeria here is better than there why traveling to Launda when one can do better here in Nigeria.
#McD on Aug 02, 2016 :
There is no McD´s in Luanda.
Should be removed from the comparison.

Maybe replace it with KFC instead.
#Hegbouw on Aug 01, 2016 :
I did a little mistake in the comment that I've made before, I wanted to say while on 90% of Angola* you can eat and rent as low as in any other southern african country. Not Luanda, Angola!
#Hegbouw on Aug 01, 2016 :
Angola is the craziest city in the world, and it's a very awful place to live.

The prices are higher than in Switzerland with purely 3rd world salaries. Only company owners, high grade govern employers and important people can live in the centre.

Prices are as high as those ones near Central Park in Manhattan while the average salary is not even 1000$ in the city center. Because most of the people are cleaners, barmans, etc etc normal workers with low salaries.

The city is always full of traffic on daylight because all of those workers must drive or get a public transport to Luanda from their towns or small cities. The prices of eating in a restaurant are also ridiculous, I've eaten in Spain , France or Italy with the half or even a third of the price that it costs a normal meal on an average restaurant in Luanda. No joke. I don't know WTF is in the mind of the people who put there the rental prices, the sell prices, the food prices, etc.

While on 90% of Luanda you eat and rent as low as in any other southern african country, but also the salaries are like 200$ per month... still not far from Luanda, as I've said before (and other people said) a normal unqualified worker gets 300 per month while the renting of an appartment in Luanda is 1000$ per month... crazy huh?
#acs on Jul 02, 2016 :
Hi guys, i am angolan, and you can trust in the data above... We just drop one place from being the most expensive town in the world, this year, basically due to current economy - crude oil price drop 50% in the last 1.5 years, so the real state business drop too (due to demand, less expatriates), the rest of goods and services still more or less the same.
Hope this helps.
#Anonymous on Jun 22, 2016 :
Rathna, look up the price it is already up there. I lived for a year in 2005 and I hate it. Like they say it is the infrastructure which is the big problem. DO NOT EXPECT TO SEE MANY HIGH RISE BUILDINGS.
#Rathna on Jun 12, 2016 :
Hi. I am from TN - India. I have been selected for a leading two wheeler company as a Business head for Angola(Going to put up in Luanda city for 2 Years) for $1500 per month salary as Monthly savings. food and Accommodation will be provided by company. So can any buddy advice me for cost of other expenses like Dress, Transport, Mobile, Internet tariffs, etc... Little bit urgent. Pls you can catch me on
#Ben on Jun 08, 2016 :
This doesn't look right at all. How can Luanda be more expensive than San Francisco??
#SHOEZ on Nov 28, 2015 :
Thanx for the space guys.i sale oranges on behalf of a company if there is anyone into this contact me I'm willing to do business in Angola.
#Anonymous on Nov 05, 2015 :
Hi guys this is Paulo, again. Just thought it would be good to leave my cellphone number too in case someone wants to call. 281 928 3760 (USA contact). you can call this number, I'm currently at USA and commute often from Angola-US. thanks
#Bernardo on Nov 04, 2015 :
Hi guys, my name is Bernardo. I'd like to let you guys know that I'm renting/ or selling a property (a 4 room house) in Cabinda province. The house is halfway Malongo oil field and the new oil field located onshore in an zone called Cabassango. if you wish further information you can reach me: The house is very well located, about 250 feet from the main road.
#Anonymous on Oct 06, 2015 :
Hi there is any one can provide me with the retail price of vegetable oil gallon of 20 lit
#Anonymous on Oct 05, 2015 :

Anybody Sale Monoflux (Covering Scaffolding while Blasting) in Luanda.

Let me know.

#maylene on Sep 22, 2015 :
is US$800 is fair working as dh there in luanda?? i will fly soon to work as a DH.
#Harry Pahilwani on Sep 11, 2015 :
I am looking for a good company who can pay me good salary +lodging+boarding+accomodation i speak french n spanish and i havr worked before in togo benin
nigeria and guinee equatorial any part of africa i am ready to work.
#Angoestate on Jul 14, 2015 :
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#Paulo Ningau on May 24, 2015 :
Consulting Service

Hi guys my name Paulo,I am a local guy currently staying in Luanda, Angola, after living 5 years in Cape Town, South Africa, right now I work as a real state agent although I render Consulting service for anyone interested on gathering any info about Angola, from where finding international school to how to set a foreigner company here in Luanda.


Tel: +(244) 933-403-887
#Anonymous on Apr 22, 2015 :
what is the government of Angola doing about this high rent?
#petros tembo on Mar 08, 2015 :
I would like to find out the price of maize meal in Luanda.Please help
#Ash Vasantha on Feb 28, 2015 :
Can i get Indian species in Luanda? What kind of vegetation Luanda has? Can i get everything there easily available in local market?
#Paulo Ningau on Feb 08, 2015 :
Hi Guys If you wanna have some deeper insight about life in Luanda Angola come take a look at my new Blog


Don`t you forget to leave a comment or a suggestion about the next topic you think should interest you


#Paulo on Jan 20, 2015 :
Hi guys my name is Paulo and I am a real estate broker based in Angola,Luanda.For anyone interested on renting a place or buying land around Luanda City,here goes my contact:

Paulo Ningau
Tel: + 244 933 403 887
#adoxe on Jan 03, 2015 :
Is angola well develop? what about the security forces are they not race? life is the most important in this world.
#Canadianluanda on Nov 27, 2014 :
If your yearly salary doesnt pass 200,000 dollars pair year then dont think of coming to luanda .
#Paulo on Nov 01, 2014 :
Hey johson,earning 100k a year should not at least be that bad for you to manage your survival here in Angola,Luanda,although note the kind of house or apartment well structured and located in a safe area with all the standard details which a normal accommodation must have here can cost you your whole salary per year,unless you risk to live in suburb where you can find some improvised house for not less than 700 USD,with no water tank neither a generator,which is highly needed here where electricity and water shortage is common.But you still can find some good house(house cause when I talk about apartment it means you spending all of your salary on it )in some safe areas near the down-town,Like for example Ilha de Luanda,Luanda Island in English,for a good and reasonable price,between 1,000.00 and 5, contrary you would have to pay around 10,000.00 for a reasonable apartment in down-town,and remind yourself always,here you got pay 1 year upfront dude,which means before you get to enter the apartment you were meant to pay,in this case costing 10,000.00 monthly,120,000.00 USD,which is almost your annual salary Lol..see?
i myself work as Real-State broker based in lUANDA thats why I speak here with confidence about

My name is Paulo and whoever is interested on getting a house or apartment here in Luanda,Angola,can reach me through my cell:+244933403887,or

Hey I got whatsapp,we can whatsapp sometime!...


Paulo Ningau
#Johnson on Oct 20, 2014 :
I am talking to a company based in Luanda,
Company is offering the whole package about US100k.
But I have to rent a flat on my own.
Would u consider of accepting this offer?
#Sriram on Oct 10, 2014 :
Please somebody respond on the below urgently.
With company provided single accommodation, what will be my expenses in Luanda - Middle class ?

Food :?$
Other monthly soap / etc.,:?$
Phone :?$

If you are from luanda than please mail me at
#Luiz on Aug 22, 2014 :
september I will move to Angola from Brazil to be a director of a multinational shipping company. I couldn´t believe when I saw cost of living in Angola. Very astonished to say the least. what about price for children school? and are there good english courses for children expats? Luiz
#satish on Aug 07, 2014 :
I am selected by the Advertising company Dealing in Digital Printing Business for 2 years contract at LUANDA ANGOLA as Marketing Exective. the Salary they are offering is $1,000 saving and $300 local expense. they have not describe me uptill know can u tell me the current status of the local Salary for this Designation and also about the expenses which is very less according to position as im thinking, as I don't have any idea of the Scenerio over there. So pls Suggest me Wheather I should Take the opportunity or not.
Pls Brief me what will be the exact Salary which will be beneficial to the employer and company.
Pls Help me its urgent.
#Empayippayi on Jul 10, 2014 :
I have just heard on BBC today that a pair of jeans costs over US$240.00 in Luanda and a hamburger will set you back US$55.00!
#hahaha on May 19, 2014 :
ridiculously expensive haha.. angola isnt worth a visit for travel..of no use
#pintu on Mar 19, 2014 :
any body can tell what should the monthly salary in USD for an instrumentation engineer after 11 years of experience in same field.excluding rent.
##appu# on Feb 08, 2014 :
What is the average salary for accountant or salary required for servive for professional. Inform range in$ for middle level employee....
#Raj on Nov 13, 2013 :

Please note that Luanda, Angola city is world's most expensive city for expats.

#Raj on Nov 13, 2013 :
#Uday Dey on Sep 04, 2013

for Uday question, I would say for single and if you are not going out for lunch then you can survive.
#eeded on Oct 17, 2013 :
??? Why renting apartment price more expensive than buying it???